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C07120v2 Graduate Diploma in Media Arts and Production

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Media Arts and Production (GradDipMAP)
UAC code: 940504(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 032358E
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
Applications
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Media Arts and Production is part of an articulated program in media arts and production that includes moving image, sound, digital media and interaction, and the interplay among these media.

Course aims

This course aims to provide students with core skills in moving image, digital media or sound production; expertise in one area of media arts and production; a capacity to think creatively and critically about, and contribute to, developments within the media industries; an awareness of industry practices in media production; the capacity to develop and critically revise their own work; and project management skills in the context of a media project.

Career options

Career options include various roles in a creative team across multiple modes of production and post-production of moving image, sound, digital media and interaction. Graduates have skills to develop their own media projects.

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 Establish and demonstrate advanced expertise in at least one specialised area of media production
1.2 Apply a comprehensive understanding of media theories, cultures and histories to reflect critically on trends in contemporary and emerging media industries
2.1 Generate creative ideas and evaluate complex problems
2.2 Investigate, analyse and synthesise information to research and write academic essays, reports and production documents such as treatments, scripts and pitches
3.1 Develop and implement productions that are culturally and politically sensitive
4.1 Explain why it is important to support the researching and making of productions about Indigenous peoples that counter negative stereotypes and respect cultural protocols
5.1 Act ethically towards their colleagues, subjects and audiences and are able to locate and actively contribute to media arts industry associations and networks
6.1 Effectively communicate with audiences across a variety of media formats

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.

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.

Local students

All applicants, except UTS undergraduate Media Arts and Production graduates, must submit:

  • a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the media industry, and
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (e.g. special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

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.

Applications

Credit recognition

Students who successfully completed the graduate certificate in the articulated program are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time or one-and-a-half-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students complete 48 credit points of study made up of three core subjects and three elective 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

STM90555 Core subjects (Media Arts and Production) 24cp
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production) 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Below are examples of typical programs for full- and part-time students. Students can choose to complete core subjects and elective/sub-major subjects in any order, however, prerequisites may apply.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points of electives   24cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Spring session
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 16 credit points of electives   16cp
Spring session
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points of electives   24cp
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Spring session
Select 16 credit points of electives   16cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Media Arts and Production (C11227), the Graduate Diploma in Media Arts and Production, and the Master of Media Arts and Production (C04210).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

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