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C06119v1 Graduate Diploma in Sports Media

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Sports Media (GradDipSportsMedia)
UAC code: 940507 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 092502E
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Sports Media equips students with the skills, techniques and knowledge to build careers across multiple areas of sports management, administration, journalism and communication.

The course draws from the disciplines of journalism, public relations and business to deliver invaluable learning experiences in media management, sports administration and marketing, audience development, and reporting and editing across text, video and audio.

UTS's unique arrangement with the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust delivers a range of opportunities for students across sporting codes, adding an in-house, hands-on element to every aspect of the course. Students are behind the scenes and in front of the action.

The course is delivered by teachers from UTS's School of Communication and School of Business along with leading industry practitioners. The emphasis is on delivering both practical and reflective learning opportunities, so that graduates are doers and thinkers, and possess both practical and strategic skills.

Course aims

Graduates of the program:

  • have strong and flexible research, reporting and production skills, and a critical understanding of contemporary sports media
  • possess the ability to work across platforms, channels and disciplines in digital and emerging environments
  • are innovative practitioners and agile thinkers who are able to develop new ideas, solve problems and engage audiences
  • strive towards industry positions armed with a sound understanding of current ethical, professional and policy debates in sport.

Career options

Career options include reporter, producer, presenter and editor across all forms of sport media and sporting bodies, agencies and related private and public organisations.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Possess an advanced understanding of the professional skills and techniques in contemporary sports media practice
1.2 Apply a high-level of initiative to create content using multiple techniques and within industry accepted frameworks of accountability
2.1 Be reflexive critical thinkers and creative practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative and innovative
2.2 Reflect critically on the professional practice of contemporary sports media
3.1 Ability to apply professional skills responsibly and respectfully in multiple cultural and ethno-centric contexts
4.1 Integrate knowledge of Indigenous issues in professional practices and engage responsibly in communicating with and about Indigenous people and communities
5.1 Develop and maintain collaborative networks, contacts and linkages within industry bodies and across disciplines
6.1 Demonstrate skills in engagement to enable effective communication with multiple stakeholders, using traditional and emerging techniques
6.2 Harness multiple channels of communication, understanding the power and limitations of each as a tool to spread information and engage specific audiences and communities.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must provide:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course, and
  • a CV, which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (eg special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course is one year of full-time or one-and-a-half years of part-time study.

Course structure

The course totals 48 credit points of study, made up of six core subjects.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Course completion requirements

57023 Communicating with Publics 8cp
57206 Public Relations and Audience Strategies in Sports 8cp
57205 Digital Sports Journalism 8cp
57132 Media Relations 8cp
57207 Sports Media 8cp
21923 Sport Business 8cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below for full-time and part-time students, commencing in either Autumn or Spring session.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57023 Communicating with Publics   8cp
57206 Public Relations and Audience Strategies in Sports   8cp
57205 Digital Sports Journalism   8cp
Spring session
57132 Media Relations   8cp
21923 Sport Business   8cp
57207 Sports Media   8cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57023 Communicating with Publics   8cp
57205 Digital Sports Journalism   8cp
Spring session
57132 Media Relations   8cp
21923 Sport Business   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57207 Sports Media   8cp
57206 Public Relations and Audience Strategies in Sports   8cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57132 Media Relations   8cp
21923 Sport Business   8cp
57023 Communicating with Publics   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57207 Sports Media   8cp
57205 Digital Sports Journalism   8cp
57206 Public Relations and Audience Strategies in Sports   8cp
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57132 Media Relations   8cp
57023 Communicating with Publics   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57206 Public Relations and Audience Strategies in Sports   8cp
57205 Digital Sports Journalism   8cp
Spring session
57207 Sports Media   8cp
21923 Sport Business   8cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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