Macquarie University
Macquarie University
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Diploma of Media and Communication

Diploma

Course description

Duration
0.5 year
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
Term 2 closes on 3 February
The Diploma of Media and Communication introduces students to core knowledge and principles in media and communication, including international communications, media, politics and international relations. This diploma is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, and prepares students for entry into the second year of a Bachelor degree within the Faculty of Arts. Teaching and learning activities focus on assisting students to acquire academic knowledge and also the study skills needed to succeed in higher education in Australia. English language skills are integrated into the academic subjects to assist students to increase their confidence and competence.

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1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date
North Ryde

On-campus (full-time)

0.5 year

Term 2 closes on 3 February

Course details

Entry requirements
Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)
LocationNew South Wales
Next start dateTerm 2 closes on 3 February
Duration0.5 year
Study modeOn-campus
Education institutionMacquarie University
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Student reviews of Communication and Media Studies courses

Student reviews of Macquarie University courses
8
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Media and Communication
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
The courses are mostly theory based and doesn't provide much practical experience, students will need more hands on experience to comprehend the textual knowledge better.
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism)
Completion date2013
Study modeOn-campus
Club Mac was an awesome experience both for studies and friends and extra curricular activities. The teachers were really passionate and knowledgeable and were available for support and questions. Head of faculties were there for support as well. Definitely recommend!
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Arts (Media)
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
This course made me explore parts of media that I initially thought I had zero interest in. By the time I was finished with studying these media aspects, I was always wanting to know more.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Arts (Media)
Completion date2013
Study modeOn-campus
This course was perfect for me as it allowed me to complete a general degree that still provided me with qualifications for entering into the media industry. One of the most useful parts of the course was the ability to do multiple work experience subjects - this helped me to realise that I did not want to go down a career path in journalism, but instead in digital marketing. Knowing this so early on, thanks to the flexibility of the course helped me to move my career in the right direction from the get-go, rather than waiting till I was employed and feeling stuck in a job. The exchange program offered by Macquarie university also helped me to understand the international media space and see how my knowledge could be applied on an international level which was very useful in hindsight. The teachers were all willing to help me achieve the best in my results. The university could have done more to help graduates find work in the industry, or at least provide contacts that could help to find employment. This was expected to be done by students within their work experience - which in my case became irrelevant after I realised I did not want to work in the magazine/journalism space.
Student review published May 2018
CourseBachelor of Arts (Media)
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Would’ve loved more practical experience, but it was good that you got to tailor your course to various forms of media
Student review published May 2018
Completion date2010
Study modeOn-campus
I had a good experience at Macquarie and learned a lot, although quite a broad degree we did a lot of practical work which has been useful in my current career. I initially struggled with getting a job straight out of university and would have appreciated more guidance with this at the time.
Student review published May 2018
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
A screen production major was beneficial to finding a job after university. The subjects in that area gave both practical and theoretical knowledge. The practical knowledge could have easily been gained outside of university though. Other required media subjects outside of Screen Production were purely theoretical and gave no benefit career-wise.
Student review published May 2018
Completion date2007
Study modeOn-campus
The first year-18 months could be a little frustrating, most subjects were good but some o had little interest for and could not see a relationship with the course. After this period there was much more flexibilty to choose subjects that appealed to my strengths and interest, and with more practical elements. The ability to mostly be able to plan my schedule around outside employment was helpful ( e.g night classes) and the teachers within my dept were helpful and flexible (mostly helpful feedback given). All in all a good experience at Macquarie and would recommend.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, and have completed year 12 or an equivalent qualification (conditions apply, see Academic Requirements on the Macquarie website for further information).

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