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Swinburne University of Technology

  • 23% international / 77% domestic

Master of Arts (Media and Communications)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MA-ARTMCO1, 085307M
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$24,480 per year

About this course

This nested suite of programs comprises the Graduate Certificate of Arts (Media and Communications) (GC-ARTMCO1), Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications) (GD-ARTMCO1) and Master of Arts (Media and Communications).

These programs have been designed to provide both a theoretical base and a portfolio of skills applicable to a wide range of media activities. They are aimed at developing the skills of those interested in working in media-related industries and enhancing the expertise of those already working in the media.

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Career pathways

The Swinburne graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching programs assist all its graduates to be:

  • Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas and have an ability to engage in critical enquiry
  • Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
  • Effective and ethical in work, community situations and reasoning skills
  • Adaptable and able to manage change, and
  • Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. sociocultural, economic, natural)

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Arts (Media and Communications), students must complete 200 credit points (usually 16 units x 12.5 credit points) comprising:

  • 12 Media and Communication core units (150 credit points)
  • 4 Media and Communication elective units (50 credit points)

Please note that a unit of study can only be counted once. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. In each year, eight units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points. Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on campus.

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.