Masters Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in Australia

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Journalism and Mass Communication

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Journalism refers to writing about current events for broadcast news on radio or television, or printed articles for newspapers and other publications. Journalists help stimulate and engage the general public and help inform readers and viewers of the world around them.

Australia has the third largest number of foreign students in the world despite having a community of only 23 million. These are strong academic credentials, but Australian institutions are just as highly ranked as the cities that house them around the native land.

Top Master Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication in Australia 2018

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Master of Communication (Marketing)

University of Canberra
Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Australia Canberra

Are you a senior communication manager seeking to further develop your communication skills? Our Master of Communication specialises in exploring contemporary communication theories, strategic planning, social media, and how to effectively apply these towards a major research project. Whether you focus your Masters in strategic communication or marketing communication, you will be prepared to work effectively as strategists in the business, public and not-for-profit sectors. [+]

Best Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication in Australia 2018. Application will be made to the Public Relations Institute of Australia and to the Advertising industry for accreditation. Take the next step to master your communication skills Are you a senior communication manager seeking to further develop your communication skills? Our Master of Communication specialises in exploring contemporary communication theories, strategic planning, social media, and how to effectively apply these towards a major research project. Whether you focus your Masters in strategic communication or marketing communication, you will be prepared to work effectively as strategists in the business, public and not-for-profit sectors. Study a Master of Communication at UC and you will: demonstrate an in-depth understanding of human communication processes and environments become confident in using a range of social research methods relevant to strategic or marketing communication counsel senior management on strategic communication and lead teams within organisations demonstrate critical thinking and vision needed to address long-term strategic communication issues apply your understanding of communication theories towards a major research project specialise in one of the following key areas of communication: Strategic Communication specialises in contemporary communication and social theory, and how critical issues develop. Marketing Communication specialises in exploring how advertising, public relations, promotion and direct marketing combine to develop effective marketing communication strategies. Career opportunities This course prepares senior managers to work as communication and marketing communication leaders in any sector. Course specific information Students wishing to complete a more generic Master of Communication degree may choose... [-]

Master of Communication

Bond University
Campus Full time 54 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Communication will allow you to further your career in communication by equipping you with an appropriate mix of theory and practice suited to industry. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree from an approved institution in either criminology, sociology, legal studies, psychology, humanities / arts or business studies. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Communication will allow you to further your career in communication by equipping you with an appropriate mix of theory and practice suited to industry. It provides an ideal balance of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, problem solving abilities, interpersonal skills and a high level of written communication. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Foundation Subjects (8) Advertising Masterclass: Brand Experience and Advanced Strategic Planning Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge Human Communication Theory Public Relations Masterclass Relational Communication Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences Social Media: Risks and Opportunities Strategic Organisational Communication and Leadership Dissertation / Portfolio (4) You must choose one of the following combinations of subjects as your dissertation / portfolio: Major Dissertation / Portfolio A Major Dissertation / Portfolio B OR Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A Minor Dissertation / Portfolio B Minor Dissertation / Portfolio C Minor Dissertation / Portfolio D OR Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A Minor Dissertation / Portfolio B Minor Dissertation / Portfolio C Plus a Communication Internship and Portfolio. DISSERTATION / PORTFOLIO TOPICS The Faculty of Society & Design has highly skilled academic staff who can provide supervision to students in the following research areas: Advertising and Brand Experience in a Multi-Channel Environment Advertising Creativity: Concepts and Applications Advertising Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Building Teamwork in the Virtual Workplace Convergence and Digital Industries... [-]

Master of Communication (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Communication (Professional) allows students to further their careers in Communication by equipping them with an appropriate mix of theory and practice suited to industry, culminating with a professional segment comprising a professional portfolio, field project and field project report. [+]

Best Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication in Australia 2018. The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Communication program with an additional 20-week Professional Portfolio component. Professional Portfolio is a 45 credit point subject available to master’s (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially orientated and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their master’s specialisation. All students will complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR completed a collaborative research project totaling up to 15,000 words. All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice. The Professional Portfolio subject cannot be commenced until the student has successfully completed all 12 subjects of the master’s component of the degree. [-]

Master of Advanced Journalism

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, deep knowledge and adaptive capabilities to build a career in today's rapidly changing and often highly disrupted media landscape. [+]

Students gain hands-on experience in reporting, editing and related production and design skills in a wide variety of text, audio and visual mediums. They have the opportunity to use, experience and think about emerging areas of journalistic practice, including drones, virtual reality and computer-assisted reporting, and work with leading practitioners in investigative, sports and entrepreneurial journalism. The overarching aim is to foster agility and innovation in the local, regional and global media landscape. This course is part of an articulated program of study and is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to fully harness the power of journalism, from existing media professionals and journalism graduates needing to upgrade skills or try new things to people interested in realising the full potential of digital disruption.... [-]


Master of Media Arts and Production

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Media Arts and Production course is designed for graduates in media production, or those with significant experience in the field, to allow them to advance their skills and theoretical understanding of the consumption and production of media products. The course further develops professional, specialised skills and knowledge in at least one area of media production: digital media, sound, interaction and moving image. With guidance from faculty experts, students can also create a major piece of production work in film, video, sound, radio, digital media, performance or installation. [+]

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced production and conceptual skills in media production. Through the research and production of a creative project, students increase their capacity for developing independent, creative and innovative projects. The course gives students the option to experience the creative and technical development of a significant production, or to focus their skills in one key area of the media industries.

Career options include taking part in a creative team as writer, producer or director, or working in particular roles in production and post-production of moving image, sound, digital media and interaction. Graduates have the capacity and experience to develop, initiate and produce their own media projects.... [-]


Master of Digital Information Management

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Digital Information Management is part of an articulated program designed to produce information professionals able to create and manage information which is increasingly in digital formats. It also examines strategies and practices for the delivery of knowledge services for both organisations and communities in the 21st century. [+]

The program equips graduates with a deep, theoretically informed understanding of how knowledge and information are created, represented, communicated and used by individuals and groups both online and in the physical world. In addition, students develop the technical and project management skills needed to design, build and manage online information resources such as websites and digital repositories. Students gain an understanding of contemporary issues, trends, innovations and forces for change in information practice; ethical practice; and the ability to operate with integrity, rigour, self-reliance and cooperation in professional contexts.

Graduates of the program have: demonstrated sophisticated information-handling skills appropriate for professional practice in diverse environments an understanding of how to achieve organisational objectives by creating, sharing and using knowledge an understanding of contemporary issues, trends, innovations and forces for change in information and knowledge practices, as well as the broader political, policy and technological contexts an understanding of ethical practice and the ability to operate with integrity, rigour, self-reliance and cooperation in professional contexts demonstrated creative, critical, reflective problem-solving capabilities in the context of their professional roles and a commitment to lifelong learning, and demonstrated capabilities in planning and implementing a project. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Communication Management

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Communication Management provides advanced contemporary study and practice in professional communication management. It is suitable for current and aspiring practitioners who want to attain the relevant expertise to achieve their career goals. Students can major in the areas of Public Relations, Integrated Communication, or Organisational Change and Communication. Alternatively, students can elect to complete generalist studies which provide a foundation for the broad field of communication management practice. [+]

Academic staff involved in the course have substantial industry experience and have undertaken research in the field.

Graduates of this course have: advanced understanding of communication and its management the ability to synthesise communication theory and practice the ability to analyse, design, cost and evaluate a communication strategy a sensitivity to ethical and legal issues related to communication a capacity to reflect on the roles and responsibilities of communicators the capacity to apply perspectives that are intercultural and global, and a sensitivity to issues of exclusion, equity and justice.

Career options cover the fields of public relations and communication management, including those positions related to communication advising, community relations, corporate communication, integrated communication, internal communication, international communication, media liaison or public affairs.... [-]


Master of Communication Management

Murdoch University
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Australia Perth

The Master of Communication Management focuses on managing communication within an international context, emphasising the Asia-Pacific region. Informed by international scholarship in a range of disciplines and also by professional practice, you will develop professional and intellectual skills, preparing you for a career in communication and media related professions. [+]

The Master of Communication Management focuses on managing communication within an international context, emphasising the Asia-Pacific region. Informed by international scholarship in a range of disciplines and also by professional practice, you will develop professional and intellectual skills, preparing you for a career in communication and media related professions. You will develop critical skills and independent learning abilities, allowing you to extend your personal development and professional expertise. This course is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). The Master of Communication Management will prepare you for executive, managerial and entrepreneurial positions in communication and media related fields, including corporate communications, public relations, media liaison and consultancy, and innovative work in the creative industries. Course Structure Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course. Core Units MCM682 Global Media: Asia-Pacific Perspectives - 3 points MCM604 People, Corporates and Globalisation - 3 points MCM605 Public Relations, Communication and Culture - 3 points MCM501 Critical and Ethical Issues in Communication - 3 points MCM502 Web Strategy - 3 points MCM506 Strategic Communication - 3 points Academic entry requirements 1. A recognised Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in the discipline and at least one year of relevant workplace experience, such as in public relations, journalism, media and communication sectors; OR 2. A recognised Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) and at least one... [-]

Master of Communications

Edith Cowan University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Perth

Provides graduates in a different discipline with the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of a specialised field of communications and to demonstrate their understanding [+]

Master of Communications

Provides graduates in a different discipline with the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of a specialised field of communications and to demonstrate their understanding and research ability with a thesis. Disciplines offered for specialisation include:

- Advertising

- Creative Services

- Film & Video

- Interactive Media

- Journalism

- Mass Communication

- Media & Cultural Studies

- Photomedia

- Public Relations

- Scriptwriting

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Master of Screenwriting

Victorian College of the Arts
Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Screenwriting is a practice-based graduate coursework degree taking eighteen months of full-time study. Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, creative writing portfolio and interview. The course is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters. [+]

Master of ScreenwritingThe Master of Screenwriting is a practice-based graduate coursework degree taking eighteen months of full-time study. Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, creative writing portfolio and interview. The course is designed for those who have a desire to write audience-engaged stories for a visual medium and for people wishing to work as professional screenwriters.Semester One of the three semester course is teaching intensive, with students being introduced to many facets of screenwriting.  Students take part in ‘Storytelling Workshops’ which analyse the universal essentials of storytelling. Students also attend lectures, classes and screenings dedicated to the craft of screenwriting and undertake intensive modules focusing on feature film and television writing.Semester Two focuses on writing a first draft of the student’s major project.  Students develop their script with the assistance of script tutorials, feedback from their lecturer and peers and a unique script development hothouse.  During this semester, students also gain skills in giving and receiving creative feedback on their scripts. A first draft feature screenplay, or a TV Bible plus episode(s) of a script, are the expected outcomes after Year One. In Third Semester, students are expected to implement skills they have learned in Year one to focus on redrafting their major project as they head towards a second or third draft of their major script.  Script tutorials plus lecturer and peer feedback is maintained throughout. In this semester, students also learn about the Australian and international screenwriting landscape, concluding the course with the Business... [-]


Master of Producing

Victorian College of the Arts
Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Producing is a practice-based graduate coursework degree, taking eighteen months of full-time study that focuses on the creative and business aspects of being a successful producer in the film, television and allied industries. [+]

Master of ProducingThe Master of Producing is a practice-based graduate coursework degree, taking eighteen months of full-time study that focuses on the creative and business aspects of being a successful producer in the film, television and allied industries.The program will extend your creative abilities and business skills by requiring you to work in the role of Producer on student films; you will develop a sound understanding of the Australian film, television and allied industries, and produce a short creative project.Admission is based on completion of a three-year undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification and an interview.The School of Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts, has an international reputation for the high quality of its graduates and student productions. Graduates are successful in local and international film festivals, winning numerous awards with their productions and are widely employed in the industry. Many of our graduates develop high-profile careers in the film, television or allied industries.... [-]


Master of Film and Television

Victorian College of the Arts
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

The Master of Film and Television is a practice-based graduate coursework degree studied full time over two years, with the option to exit after Year One with a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television. [+]

Master of Film and Television The Master of Film and Television is a practice-based graduate coursework degree studied full time over two years, with the option to exit after Year One with a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television.Students specialise in one stream chosen from: Narrative, Animation, or Documentary. Please note: there will be no entry into Year 1 for Animation in 2013. Applicants may only apply for direct entry into Year 2 (assuming the selection criteria is met)Students are trained in research methods, screen language and writing, and then write, direct and edit their own productions. Each student assumes responsibility for the creative and technical production of a major project at a professional level.The Graduate Diploma of Film and Television is an exit qualification for students who have successfully completed the first 100 points of the course. Applicants holding a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television, or equivalent, may apply for direct entry to Year 2 of the equivalent stream within the course.  ... [-]


Master of Digital Media

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

What sets this program apart is the opportunity to study across both the technical and design aspects of Digital Media. With the opportunity to explore, develop and learn multiple skills, the innovative teaching and unique approach means you’ll be able to critically analyse digital media design. Drawing on the creative approach that you learn, you’ll have the knowledge and flexibility to apply your study to technologies or programs used across various work environments. [+]

More and more, society is experiencing the continued advancement of technology, permeating our environments and affecting how we interact with the world. As society relies on and expects ongoing advancement, the demand for technical experts continues to grow. The Master of Digital Media has been designed to develop the digital media skills and knowledge of professionals in almost any field, providing a stepping stone to a new career or to enhance your current one. You will explore this field through a range of progressive subjects including digital video, computer games design, internet communications, software engineering and much more. You will learn the latest techniques and information in digital design and production. It will enhance your knowledge and encourage and embrace your creativity, whist providing you with the practical skills to translate ideas to reality. At the completion of your studies you will be able to offer more in your current role or seek new positions in the areas of website design, animation, digital post-production, digital visual effects production and post-production supervision. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Digital Media at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Would you like to understand and have the ability to develop new and innovative digital media technology? This program has been designed to educate any graduate in developing their digital media skills and knowledge as well... [-]