Course

Master of Creative Industries

Approved Abbreviation: MCrtvInd


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1856.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 093774F


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.

The Master of Creative Industries offers a unique opportunity to acquire the high-level digital content and professional communication skill-sets that are so necessary to prosper in the contemporary media landscape. Media professionals are now required to understand and connect with their audiences across broadcast, online, mobile and other channels and to integrate new platforms and social media into their mix. This course is designed for media, marketing and creative professionals wishing to substantially reorient, enhance or develop their current skills and research capacities, to respond to the challenges and opportunities of convergent media.

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, new research methodologies and creative development and content creation for convergent media. There are opportunities to develop high-level strategic plans for real-world organisations, to deliver a multi-platform/convergent media product, to undertake an in-depth academic or practice-led research project, and to intern professionally in the field. From mobile media to social media, from gaming to strategic communication, you will acquire a thorough knowledge of the converged professional landscape.

  • Director of Academic Program - Jacki Montgomery

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Roger Dawkinsenquirieshca@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

40 credit points (cps) of Advanced Standing is available to local students from a cognate discipline. This means these students will need to complete 120 cps as per Pathway 2 in the course structure below. The 40 cps of units that will be offered for advanced standing are:

  • 102519 - Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work 20 credit points
  • 101426 - Convergent Media Internship 10 credit points;
  • 102300 - Foundations of Media Arts and Production (PG) 10 credit points.

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in communication, information technology, society and culture, creative arts, public relations or marketing; OR

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

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Students may enter the program in 2 pathways.

Pathway 1 is for students from non-cognate disciplines. These students entering the program with an undergraduate qualification in a non-cognate discipline must complete 160 credit points in the Master of Creative Industries.

Pathway 2 offers students from cognate disciplines advanced standing of 40 credit points. Students complete 120 credit point in the Master of Creative Industries. The 40 cps of units that will be offered for advanced standing are:

  • 102519 - Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work 20 credit points;
  • 101426 - Convergent Media Internship 10 credit points;
  • 102300 - Foundations of Media Arts and Production (PG) 10 credit points.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the 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.

International Office

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

Pathway 1

Pathway 1 is for students from non-cognate disciplines.

Students entering the program with an undergraduate qualification in a non-cognate discipline must complete 160 credit points in the Master of Creative Industries from Pathway 1 below.

Pathway 2

Pathway 2 offers local students from cognate disciplines advanced standing of 40 credit points.

Students will need to complete 120 credit points from Pathway 2 below.

Recommended Sequences - Pathway 1

1.A - February Commencement

Year 1

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102292Strategic Communication

Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at this point.

1858 - Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Spring session

101745Media Project Production
102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101426Convergent Media Internship

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries at this point.

1857 - Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries

Year 2

Autumn session

102519Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work
102517Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG

Spring session

102521Media Research Project
101743Mobile Media
101962Researching Convergent Media

1.B - Mid-year Commencement

Year 1

Spring session

102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101743Mobile Media
101962Researching Convergent Media
101426Convergent Media Internship

Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries at this point.

1858 - Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102292Strategic Communication

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries at this point.

1857 - Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries

Year 2

Spring session

101745Media Project Production
102521Media Research Project

Autumn session

102519Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work
102517Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG

Recommended Sequences - Pathway 2

40 credit points of Advanced Standing are available to local students from a cognate discipline. Students will then need to complete 120 credit points from Pathway 2 below.

The 40 credit points of units that will be offered for advanced standing are

  • 102519 - Adaptive Leadership, Management and Team Work 20 credit points;
  • 101426 - Convergent Media Internship 10 credit points;
  • 102300 - Foundations of Media Arts and Production (PG) 10 credit points.

2.A - February Commencement

Year 1

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102292Strategic Communication

(Please note: 102292 - Strategic Communication can be taken in either Autumn session - Year 1 or year 2)

Spring session

101745Media Project Production

Choose one of

101743Mobile Media
101962Researching Convergent Media

Year 2

Autumn session

102517Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG
102292Strategic Communication

(Please note: 102292 - Strategic Communication can be taken in either Autumn session - Year 1 or year 2)

Spring session

102521Media Research Project

Choose one of

101743Mobile Media
101962Researching Convergent Media

2.B - Mid Year Commencement

Year 1

Spring session

101743Mobile Media
101962Researching Convergent Media

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102292Strategic Communication

(Please note: 102292 - Strategic Communication can be taken in either Autumn session - Year 1 or year 2)

Year 2

Spring session

101745Media Project Production
102521Media Research Project

Autumn session

102517Innovation and Entrepreneurship PG
102292Strategic Communication

(Please note: 102292 - Strategic Communication can be taken in either Autumn session - Year 1 or year 2)



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