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C11289v1 Graduate Certificate in Media Practice and Industry

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Media Practice and Industry (GradCertMediaPracInd)
CRICOS code: 098416K
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 of Media Practice and Industry is part of an articulated program in media and creative practices that includes media industry transformations with respect to ethics, social justice, technology and sustainability and entrepreneurial, collaborative and iterative approaches to the ideas, practices and audiences for screen, digital media and emerging platforms. It offers an entry-level introduction to media and creative processes and practices.

This course is unique in integrating advanced media production practices and future-focused capabilities and technologies with social justice, ethics and sustainable industry practices.

Course aims

The course aims to introduce students to a set of deeply creative, innovative, audience-focused, adaptable, entrepreneurial and production-ready skills. The subjects allow students to develop key media and creative practice skills and knowledge that can be continued into the master's degree.

Career options

The course prepares students for advanced study and orientates them to the media and creative industries, particularly roles such as creative and cultural producers who can incubate, produce and post-produce for screen, digital and emerging media.

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 Reflect critically on trends in emerging media
2.1 Engage ethically and sustainably with complex problems
3.1 Be respectful of diverse cultural contexts
4.1 Counter negative stereotypes and respect cultural protocols
4.2 Engage with innovative works and practices of Indigenous practitioners
5.1 Address social justice issues of equity, diversity and sustainability
5.2 Maintain collaborative media networks
6.1 Evaluate how communication works in a professional creative media context

Key

The first digit of each CILO indicates the relevant graduate attribute:

  1. Professional Readiness
  2. Critical and Creative Inquiry
  3. International and Intercultural Engagement
  4. Indigenous Competencies
  5. Active Citizenship
  6. Effective Communication

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.

For applicants with a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification:

  • the degree must be in the field of society and culture (e.g. Bachelor of Arts) or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of society and culture or creative arts, applicants must provide 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, and provide a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the opportunities present in the emerging media industries. Employment experience is assessed according to the response provided by applicants via the employment question on their UTS e-application.

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:

  • have a minimum of four years' related professional work experience
  • provide a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the opportunities present in the emerging media industries, and
  • provide 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: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58; or CAE: 185-190 with a writing score 176.

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 duration is one session of full-time or one year of part-time study.

Course structure

The course totals 24 credit points of study. All students are required to complete the one core subject that focuses on vital transformative issues facing the current and future media and creative industries. Students then select two subjects from a list of choices.

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

Course completion requirements

STM91295 Core stream (Media, Industry and Practice) 8cp
CBK91772 General choice 16cp
Total 24cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below for both full-time and part-time students, commencing in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

Typical program, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57229 Ethical and Sustainable Media Practices   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91768 General choice 16cp  
Typical program, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57229 Ethical and Sustainable Media Practices   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91768 General choice 16cp  
Typical program, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57229 Ethical and Sustainable Media Practices   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91768 General choice 16cp  
Spring session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91768 General choice 16cp  
Typical program, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57229 Ethical and Sustainable Media Practices   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91768 General choice 16cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91768 General choice 16cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising of the Graduate Certificate in Media Practice and Industry, the Graduate Diploma in Media Practice and Industry (C07140) (exit-only course), and the Master of Media Practice and Industry (C04394). Students who successfully undertake this course and are then admitted to the master's are eligible for recognition of prior learning 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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