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Multimedia Journalism (Extended)

Master by coursework

Develop the analytical and practical skills to research and produce news in the global digital age.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Multimedia Journalism (Extended)
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    107624A
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Multimedia Journalism (Extended) at Curtin?

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

This two-year course is designed for students seeking to combine a thorough training in journalism with a four-unit specialisation in another complementary area.

The journalism component includes a strong emphasis on practical newsgathering skills. You'll learn how to produce multimedia journalism using industry-standard facilities and technology.

You will start creating news for online, radio and video in your first semester, and will be introduced to journalism’s crucial role in democracy.

You will experience work integrated learning as a reporter for the Curtin journalism news website, Western Independent.

You will have the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest, such as sports or political reporting. You will also gain analytical, collaborative and problem-solving skills through the design, planning and production of a major professional journalism project or research dissertation.

What you'll learn

  • understand and apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity and develop a commitment to professional research and publication, as well as reflective practice
  • assess and evaluate information, and synthesise key facts, themes, and ideas in creating multimedia journalism and acquire skills and knowledge in relevant complementary discipline/s.
  • communicate appropriately with colleagues, professional contacts and a range of audiences. Assess the application of existing and emerging technologies on journalism to create effective professional work
  • understand the discipline Journalism and the role of journalists and journalism in a globalised world; understand and apply established knowledge, principles, and professional practices in Journalism
  • acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national, and global perspectives and the impact of these on journalism: recognise individual human rights, and appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and the sensitivities which may be created when engaging with and representing issues pertaining to marginalised groups
  • demonstrate professional behaviour and standards and work collaboratively within the legal and ethical parameters of journalism

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 or graduate qualification in an unrelated field from a recognised institution OR a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Journalism (applicants may be eligible for credit for recognised learning). Students with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) or Bachelor of Communications including the Journalism Stream or Specialisation may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.

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

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

6.5

Listening

6.5

Overall band score

7.0

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 & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $19,055*

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).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

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. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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