Graduate Certificate in Journalism, Media and Communications
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) was established in 1890, making it the fourth oldest university in Australia – a true ‘sandstone’ university.
Today, UTAS has more than 29,000 students and is ranked in the top 3% of universities world-wide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012).
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Hobart||No||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
Bachelor degree or equivalent
This program provides students with core media skills - practical and analytical - and the opportunity to specialise within the field of journalism, media and communications. It offers a selection of 'base' units, each of which is designed to allow students - in consultation with teaching staff - to focus on a specific area within the broader field, such as environmental and science communications, sports media, print, broadcast and convergent journalism, or public relations. Graduates go on to work in journalism, media and communications industries, including in print or broadcast news, online journalism, public relations, environmental and science communications, sports media, corporate or government communications.
Subjects you can Study
Journalism, media and communications
- Full-time internal = 0.5 year
- Part-time internal = 1 year
Bachelor degree or equivalent
How does this course perform?
How do study fields for Graduate Certificate in Journalism, Media and Communications at University of Tasmania perform?
Life after Study
Where are graduates that studied Communications at University of Tasmania?
|Public sector||Private practice||Private industry||Working overseas|
Journalists write and edit news reports, commentaries, feature articles and blogs for newspapers, magazines, radio, television and websites, including online publications.
Writers plan and write literary or other written work for publication or performance. Writers may create original pieces of written work, which can take the form of poetry, novels, short stories, biographies, blogs, plays or film, radio and television scripts. They may also write for multimedia distribution.
About University of Tasmania
With a commitment to excellence in learning and teaching, and a curriculum focused on global knowledge, skills and perspective, UTAS received more teaching awards than any other Australian university in 2012 (Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching).
UTAS offers over 100 undergraduate degrees in traditional and specialised disciplines, plus an extensive range of postgraduate programs tailored to meet industry needs. Students have access to a generous scholarship program, student accommodation and lecturers who are leaders in their field.
UTAS is known for its distinctive programs and strong research capabilities in the areas of science, engineering and technology; maritime studies; Antarctic and marine sciences, business; law; education; humanities and social sciences; creative arts; and health sciences and medical research.
UTAS offers a comprehensive range of study options at undergraduate, postgraduate and Higher Degree by Research levels, and consistently rates highly for student-to-teacher ratios, internationalisation and research.
Our campuses in Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast and Sydney offer beautiful and convenient locations for an ideal learning experience.
Excellence in learning and teaching
In 2012, UTAS was the number one university in Australia for teaching excellence, receiving more teaching awards than any other university. With a curriculum focused on developing multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, as well as global perspective and social responsibility, UTAS graduates are equipped and inspired to respond to opportunities and challenges in an ever changing world. UTAS provides exceptional facilities, an enviable campus lifestyle and an international reputation for excellence, which means a degree from UTAS is globally recognised.
Excellence in research
UTAS is committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, with research activity and expertise that is recognised globally. In 2012, the University was ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia and in the top 3% of universities worldwide. With a focus on research leadership, UTAS provides a dynamic environment for students wishing to pursue a research career, with ready access to academics who are leaders in their fields.
A focus on the individual
UTAS is a medium-sized university (with over 29,000 students) that provides students with the benefits of smaller classes, personalised attention and ready access to lecturers and tutors for advice and support. In the 2013 Good Universities’ Guide, UTAS was given a 5 Star rating for staff-to-student ratios, placing it amongst the best in the country.
Our lecturers have real-world experience in the subjects they teach. We have strong connections with local and national industry to offer practical learning and research opportunities. A number of our degrees include compulsory practical placements, while others offer students opportunities for corporate internships. Our state-of-the-art facilities are available for students at all levels of their tertiary education including everything from laboratories to simulation centres and training vessels.
Scholarships and affordability
UTAS offers a range of generous scholarship schemes for both Australian and international students. Tuition fees for international students are affordable and domestic students benefit from Commonwealth Supported Places. Tasmanian cities have a lower cost of living than most other regions in Australia, which allows for an enjoyable student lifestyle.
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