Course Description

The Master of Digital Communication and Culture is a unique degree that offers a flexible program of study in multiple aspects of digital communication and culture, including the latest developments in internet platforms, social media, research tools, digital audiences, mobile media, online governance, cross-media creative and games.

This degree provides a comprehensive platform from which to engage with digital technologies and their cultural contexts. You will gain an understanding of the recent literature on technological change and its cultural contexts.

Why study with us?
You will develop a critical understanding of the following areas:

- aesthetics and politics of computer games and mobile media
- production and circulation of knowledge in the digital era
- diverse meanings and operations of networks
- the activity of digital media audiences
- diverse forms of regulation of the internet.

You may choose elective units based on selected and recommended pathways from Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney College of the Arts, Interactive Design and Electronic Arts and Information Technologies.

You can also undertake an internship as a capstone experience, coordinated by staff within the Department of Media and Communications.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $24,000 total course cost.
International Students: $33,500 per year full-time

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.8% (national average 68.9%)
Improved skills: 83.8% (national average 80.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.5% (national average 79.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.9% (national average 82.9%)
Studying full time: 5.9% (national average 5.8%)
Median full time salary: $102,500 (national average $87,600)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 079025E
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MADICOCU2000

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