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Digital and Social Media

Graduate diploma

Enhance your digital marketing skills and your knowledge in online communications.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Digital and Social Media
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    030949J
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

Applications now open!

11 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

Applications now open!

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline
Digital and Social Media

Outline

Outline

 

Advances in digital technology have dramatically increased the demand for specialists in digital and social information engagement. A deep understanding of digital and social media is key to success across a range of professions, from media and marketing to policy-making and advocacy.

This course builds on the graduate certificate to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an astute, engaged professional communicator on the internet.

You’ll develop advanced skills in creating, maintaining and managing online communications across web media, publishing and presence, online collaboration and building and maintaining networks and virtual communities.

You will learn the fundamentals of online communications, including how to identify and understand emerging trends, such as artificial intelligence, social media influencers, big data and online analytics.

You will explore how the internet is changing political systems, reshaping societies, cultures and economies, and how you can apply this knowledge in your workplace practice. You will have the opportunity to focus on specialist areas of communications and policy, content management, training and development.

When you complete the course, you can apply for entry to the Master of Digital and Social Media. 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What jobs can the Digital and Social Media course lead to?

Career opportunities
  • Data business analyst
  • Digital and social media manager
  • Digital producer/strategist
  • Online content creator
  • Web communications manager
  • Industries
  • Advertising, arts and media
  • Education and training
  • Governance, policy and regulation
  • Journalism
  • Marketing, public relations and communications
Industries
  • Advertising, arts and media
  • Education and training
  • Governance, policy and regulation
  • Journalism
  • Marketing, public relations and communications

What you'll learn

  • understand and apply at an advanced level key concepts of Internet Studies and apply transdisciplinary thinking to the application and creation of ideas concerning networked technologies of information and communication
  • think critically, creatively and reflectively so as to imagine, design, use and critique networked technologies of information and communication
  • conduct advanced scholarly and professional research to find, access, organise, evaluate and synthesise information through a variety of media and apply that information to the construction of knowledge
  • communicate and facilitate communication through a variety of media, for different purposes, and for different audiences
  • use the Internet and related networked technologies of information and communication with an understanding of the complex interaction of political, cultural, and economic forces that constitutes technology as social
  • further develop skills and knowledge through independent research and self-directed learning
  • understand and utilise in their research and work the complex interplay of local, national and global factors that influence and are expressed through the Internet and networked technologies of information and communication
  • recognise and value cultural difference and understand its significance in relation to network technologies and their use in society for communication and information
  • act ethically and responsibly to use, sustain and expand the social, business and cultural networks that exist via the Internet, when working independently and in teams

Professional recognition

Our Digital and Social Media program is a member of the Internet Industry Association and the Internet Society (Australia).

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

A bachelor degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary education institution* or successful completion of units in the Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications.

*Please note that students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) from Curtin University are not eligible for entry into this course.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$20,714*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. View our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-NETSCM
  • CRICOS code: 030949J
  • Last updated on: 24 June 2024

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