Master of Convergent Media

Approved Abbreviation: MConvergMed

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1645.4

CRICOS Code: 060819D

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2012 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2011 - 1645.3 Master of Convergent Media

Commencement Year 2010 - 1645.2 Master of Convergent Media

Commencement Year 2008 and 2009 - 1645.1 Master of Convergent Media

UWS’s Master of Convergent Media offers you a unique opportunity to acquire the high-level digital content and professional communication skill-sets so necessary to the electronic era. You will develop advanced strategic thinking capacity, build skills and resources, and explore the future of a converged world. You will also learn how to leverage these skills and capacities in a range of environments: commercial, government, and third sector.

You will extend your experience portfolio, building advanced capacities in creative/conceptual enterprise, strategic communication, and media production. There are opportunities to develop high-level strategic plans for real-world organisations and to deliver a multi-platform/convergent media product and/or research project. From mobile media to gaming, from virtual worlds to social media, and from crisis response to long-term strategic communication, you will acquire a thorough knowledge of the converged professional landscape.

To complement an exciting, cutting edge academicoffering, UWS provides superior production resources including a recently refurbished TV studio and first-class broadcast facilities featuring a streaming server and a new live ‘outside broadcast’ remote facility.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline


A Masters degree in any discipline


A Graduate Certificate in Convergent Media or Professional Communication


Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience in one of the following areas: journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, communication, media, design, visual communication, creative arts or multi-media.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence


Semester 1

101793Methods and Case Studies in Convergent Media
101423Media Project Proposal
101743Mobile Media
101550Integrated Marketing Communication
101546Individual Project (Autumn)

Note: Students who elect to enrol in the 20 credit point unit 101423 Media Project Proposal in Autumn must also enrol in the 20 credit point unit 101745 Media Project Production in Spring. These units cannot be taken out of sequence.

Note: Students who elect to enrol in the 10 credit point unit 101546 Individual Project in Autumn must also enrol in the 10 credit point unit 101547 Individual Project in Spring. These units cannot be taken out of sequence.

Semester 2

101794Theory and Practice of Convergent Media
101745Media Project Production
101426Convergent Media Internship
101548Setting the Agenda
101547Individual Project (Spring)

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