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100pt Program

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Overview

The Master of Global Media Communication (MGMC) equips graduates to work in media and communication sectors as well as across a broad range of professional domains, including government, corporate and NGO sectors, in which communication skills and knowledge of media platforms and strategies provide a key competitive advantage.

In the contemporary globalised world, knowledge of the changing landscape of media industries, production pathways, and a critical understanding of social and economic transformations are vital professional attributes.

Students undertaking the course will acquire a deep and critically informed understanding of how media industries, policies, technologies and formats are implicated in contemporary social and economic life. They have the opportunity to build knowledge relating to key areas, such as journalism, public relations and communications advocacy, and skills in audiovisual media production and media writing.

Students can opt to do an industry internship as part of their masters degree. MGMC students also have the opportunity to undertake a research thesis that can provide a pathway to PhD study.

Structure

100 credit points

100 point program

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

Coursework Only Option:

  • Core Subjects (minimum of 62.5 points)
  • Elective subjects (maximum of 37.5 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option:

  • Core Subjects (50 points)
  • MECM90029 Media and Communications Thesis Part 1 and MECM90030 Media and Communications Thesis Part 2 (37.5 points)
  • MULT50001 Research Principles & Practices (12.5 points)

Please note the following:

  • the thesis option Parts 1 and 2 must be completed over two consecutive semesters
  • students enrolled in the thesis option must complete the co-requisite subject MULT50001
  • students who undertake the thesis option are not eligible to undertake the Internship subject
  • any variation of the electives must be discussed with the program coordinator

Capstone Requirement:

All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (at least 25 points).

Students must complete one capstone option, towards the end of their program.

Capstone Stream 1: MULT90019 Internship II (Semester Long) (25 points)

Purpose: An opportunity to apply knowledge and research skills to solve problems that arise in professional contexts and develop an integrated understanding of knowledge, research and practice

Capstone Stream 2: MECM90029 Media and Communication Thesis Part 1 and MECM90030 Media and Communication Thesis Part 2 (37.5 points total)

Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and research skills to address a research question

Capstone Stream 3: PUBL90012 Practicum (25 points)

Purpose: An opportunity to apply knowledge and research skills to develop an integrated understanding of knowledge, research and practice within a professional context

Capstone Streams 4 - 9: MECM90020 Global Media: Theory and Research and -

MECM50001 Political Economy of the Network Society or

MECM90002 Global Media Governance and Policy or

MECM90003 Mobility, Culture and Communication or

MECM90009 Global Crisis Reporting or

MECM90016 Representation and Advocacy or

MECM90017 Media Writing: Rhetoric and Practice

(12.5 + 12.5 = 25 points)

Purpose: Multiple opportunities to acquire research methods skills and integrate knowledge and research skills to address a research question, project or substantial piece of work

For policies that govern this degree, see Academic Services Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Framework. Students also should also refer to information in the Student Policy Directory.

Subject Options

Core Subjects

minimum 62.5 points - coursework only option

50 points - minor thesis option

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MECM50001 Political Economy of the Network Society
Semester 1
12.5
MECM90002 Global Media Policy & Governance
Semester 1
12.5
MECM90003 Mobility, Culture and Communication
Semester 2
12.5
MECM90009 Global Crisis Reporting
Semester 2
12.5
MECM90016 Digital Politics
Semester 1
12.5
MECM90017 Media Writing: Rhetoric and Practice
Semester 2
12.5
MECM90019 Social Media and Change
July
12.5
PUBL90012 Practicum
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
MULT90019 Internship II (Semester Long)
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Minor Thesis Subjects

50 points - minor thesis option

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MECM90029 Media and Communications Thesis Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
18.75
MECM90030 Media and Communications Thesis Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
18.75
MULT50001 Research Principles and Practices
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Elective Subjects

maximum 37.5 points - coursework only option

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CULS40001 Cultural Policy and Power
Semester 1
12.5
DEVT90039 Civil Society, NGOs and the State
Semester 1
12.5
GEND90007 Rethinking Rights and Global Development
Semester 2
12.5
JOUR90004 New Media: Harnessing Digital Disruption
Semester 2
12.5
JOUR90011 Data Journalism
Summer Term
12.5
MECM90010 Strategic Political Communication
July
12.5
MULT90059 Social Enterprise Incubator
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
PPMN50001 U21 Advanced International Study
February
12.5
PUBL90006 Writing and Editing for Digital Media
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
PUBL90014 Legal Issues in Media and Publishing
Semester 1
12.5
SCRN40003 Ethnographic and Documentary Cinema
Semester 1
12.5
SCRN40013 Censorship: Film, Art and Media
Semester 2
12.5
MECM90037 Online Community Management
Semester 1
12.5
POLS90042 Latin America in the World
Semester 1
12.5

Links

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/culture-communication

Last updated: 3 April 2019