Master of Arts

Media and Communications

For candidates admitted under Rule (b)
Program of Study Credit Points
Advanced Standing
Block advanced standing granted for candidates who hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline.
24 cps
Advanced Standing 24  
Prescribed Units for this Major
Complete the following unit:
6 cps
Unit Code Unit Title Unit cps  
WRIT503 Research in Writing 6  
And complete 6 to 18 credit points from the following units: 6-18 cps
ARTS501 Arts Research and Professional Practice 6  
ARTS502 Dissertation Unit 12  
Listed Units for this Major
Complete 12 to 24 credit points from the following units:
12-24 cps
COMM301 Film Techniques and Digital Effects 6  
COMM315 Children's Media 6  
COMM323 Digital and Social Media 6  
COMM325 Television Studies 6  
COMM332 News and Journalism 6  
COMM381 The Art of Documentary 6  
COMM382 Hollywood Cinema 6  
COMM385 Australian Screens 6  
COMM387 Screen Adaptations: Rewiring the Text 6  
COMM389 Human Rights on Screen 6  
WRIT326 Persuading the Public: Rhetoric in Public Affairs 6  
And complete 30 credit points from the following units: 30 cps
COMM501 Film Techniques and Digital Effects 6  
COMM515 Children's Media 6  
COMM523 Digital and Social Media 6  
COMM525 Television Studies 6  
COMM532 News and Journalism 6  
COMM581 The Art of Documentary 6  
COMM582 Hollywood Cinema 6  
COMM585 Australian Screens 6  
COMM587 Screen Adaptations: Rewiring the Text 6  
COMM589 Human Rights on Screen 6  
WRIT504 Writing Short Fiction 6  
WRIT506 Writing for Work: Styles and Contexts 6  
WRIT509 Writing Non-fiction: Interpreting the Truth 6  
WRIT526 Persuading the Public: Rhetoric in Public Affairs 6  
Elective Units
Complete 6 to 18 credit points with at least 6 credit points at 500-level.
6-18 cps
Elective Units can be selected from any unit offered by the University, including those listed above, subject to candidates meeting overall course requirements and prerequisite and timetabling requirements for individual units.  
Total 96 cps

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