The Master of Communication (Journalism Innovation) is designed to help aspiring and mid-career journalists and communication practitioners develop insights and concrete responses to the contemporary, changing media industry. The focus is on enhancing journalistic practice whilst developing business, marketing, project management and software design skills essential for the entrepreneurial 21st century media professional. Strong industry links are maintained through the program's extensive work placement scheme, which offers you the chance to spend time in a newsroom. The degree is an articulated program of study offering choices in a range of cutting edge coursework subjects, as well as research project options that can provide an opportunity to progress to a higher research degree. La Trobe University offers a range of Postgraduate Pathways. The minimum entry requirement for a Master’s Degree is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate and marks reflective of the capacity to work at the Masters level to gain entry to a 1. 5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program, which involves initial entry into a fully upgradeable Diploma entry pathway.