GD180 - Graduate Diploma in Media

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Plan: GD180 - Graduate Diploma in Media
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Media
Award abbreviation: GradDipMedia
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
ASCED code: 100701
CRICOS code: 077562G

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Purpose of the Program

The program will introduce you to the concepts and skills required to undertake entry-level professional roles in a diverse range of media industries, including heritage media such as radio and television, and contemporary web-based media.

As media industries are increasingly convergent, radio, television and web will be addressed in a holistic and integrated manner throughout the program. You will emerge from the program with an understanding of how these formerly separate media fields now must be seen as one complex media landscape. You will be able to work across these areas, and meaningfully contribute to teams designing innovative projects which respond to this landscape.

The internet has made media production a global endeavour. You will develop an understanding of the global arena of media production, and the possibilities this opens up for your own career. 

Media production occurs in teams, and you will develop an appreciation for the roles and skills required for successful media collaboration.

On completion of the program you will be a professional practitioner with contemporary knowledge of the global media industry. You will be able to discuss issues, and provide insights into the future directions of the industry. You will be experienced in team-based production work. You will have a clearer sense of your own career trajectory, based on a holistic and more developed knowledge of media production.

You will gain skills in research and life-long learning strategies to enable you to confidently contribute to an industry that is always evolving. You will gain insight into your own creativity, and develop efficient work practices to allow you to plan, produce and deliver your own media projects.

 

 

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Articulation and pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Media (GD180) is available as an exit award of the Master of Media (MC188). 

You will have the option of exiting with the Graduate Diploma in Media (GD180) if you have successfully completed the 96 credit points listed in this program structure, or a combination of completing some courses and having been granted credit for previous study at an equivalent level (AQF 8), i.e. honours, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the field of media production.

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Entrance requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Media (GD180) is available as an exit award only. Applicants must apply for the Master of Media (MC188).

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External accreditation and industry links

There are no professional bodies that accredit programs in media in Australia.

The Graduate Diploma in Media has strong industry links with a wide range of organisations and associations, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) www.abc.net.au, the key government funded national public broadcaster; Screen Australia www.screenaustralia.gov.au, the key Federal Government direct funding body for the Australian screen production industry; and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) www.acmi.net.au, an internationally recognised national hub for screen media and advocacy, screen education, industry engagement and audience involvement.

The program is taught by academics who have strong industry links and current professional experience in media production. In addition we regularly engage outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that students are exposed to current industry developments in media and communication.

The program regularly consults with a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities, and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au.myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance
We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

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