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C11227v1 Graduate Certificate in Media Arts and Production

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Media Arts and Production (GradCertMAP)
UAC code: 940505(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 071749M
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
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
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate 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 forms. It offers an entry-level introduction to media arts.

Course aims

Students completing this course develop core skills and knowledge in moving image, digital media and sound production. The subjects allow students to develop key media production skills and knowledge that can be continued into the graduate diploma or master's degree.

Career options

The course prepares students for advanced study and orientates them to the media industries, particularly those involving moving image, sound, digital media and interaction.

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 Apply a comprehensive understanding of media theories, cultures and histories to reflect critically on trends in contemporary and emerging media industries
1.2 Establish and demonstrate expertise in at least one specialised area of media production
2.1 Generate creative ideas and evaluate complex problems
2.2 Research Investigate, analyse and synthesise information to research and write academic essays, reports and production documents such as treatments, scripts and pitches
2.3 Investigate, analyse and synthesise information
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.

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 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.

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 completed on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course totals 24 credit points of study, consisting of three 8-credit-point core subjects.

Full-time students 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
Total 24cp

Course program

Example programs are shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Spring session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Media Arts and Production, the Graduate Diploma in Media Arts and Production (C07120), and the Master of Media Arts and Production (C04210). Students who successfully complete this course and who are admitted to the graduate diploma or master's course are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

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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