University of Technology Sydney

C07140v2 Graduate Diploma in Media Practice and Industry

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Media Practice and Industry (GradDipMediaPracInd)
CRICOS code: 098415M
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. See the Course transfer page for further details.

Course intended learning outcomes
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Exit award
Other information


The Graduate Diploma in Media Practice and Industry is for creative media graduates or experienced industry practitioners seeking to advance their skills and employability in a hybrid and dynamic media environment. The course is focused towards media industry transformations with respect to ethics, social justice, technology and sustainability. Students select subject choices which share entrepreneurial, collaborative and iterative approaches to the ideas, practices and audiences for screen, digital media and emerging platforms. Curation, design thinking and project-based work are key aspects of the course, which aims to produce graduates who can provide leadership to harness and shape opportunities in the field.

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 Remain current in media industry practice
1.2 Reflect critically on trends in emerging media
1.3 Maintain collaborative media networks
2.1 Engage ethically and sustainably with complex problems
2.2 Apply high level collaborative research and entrepreneurial skills to business, curation and understanding audiences
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
6.1 Evaluate how communication works in a professional creative media context


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

Course structure

Students complete 48 credit points of study made up of two core subjects and four electives.

Course completion requirements

STM91564 Core stream (Media, Industry and Practice) 16cp
CBK92009 General choice 32cp
Total 48cp

Exit award

This in an exit-only course for students enrolled in the Master of Media Practice and Industry (C04394). Direct entry is not available.

The course enables students enrolled in the master's to transfer to this course after completing 48 credit points of study and gain a graduate diploma qualification.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

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