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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Media Practice and Industry

The Graduate Certificate of Media Practice and Industry is part of an articulated program in media and creative practices that includes media industry transformations with respect to ethics, social justice, technology and sustainability and entrepreneurial, collaborative and iterative approaches to the ideas, practices and audiences for screen, digital media and emerging platforms. It offers an entry-level introduction to media and creative processes and practices.

This course is unique in integrating advanced media production practices and future-focused capabilities and technologies with social justice, ethics and sustainable industry practices.

Course structure
Course structure explained

The course totals 24 credit points of study. All students are required to complete the one core subject that focuses on vital transformative issues facing the current and future media and creative industries. Students then select two subjects from a list of choices.

Full-time students undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Campus Information

City Campus

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Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The course prepares students for advanced study and orientates them to the media and creative industries, particularly roles such as creative and cultural producers who can incubate, produce and post-produce for screen, digital and emerging media.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For applicants with a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification:

  • the degree must be in the field of society and culture (e.g. Bachelor of Arts) or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of society and culture or creative arts, applicants must provide a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (e.g. special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course, and provide a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the opportunities present in the emerging media industries. Employment experience is assessed according to the response provided by applicants via the employment question on their UTS e-application.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must:

  • have a minimum of four years' related professional work experience
  • provide a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the opportunities present in the emerging media industries, and
  • provide a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (e.g. special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24;
    or
  • AE6: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58;
    or
  • CAE: 85-190 with a writing score 176