Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertCrInd

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1858.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 093776D

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

This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.

This is a unique Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries for media, marketing and creative professionals seeking an advanced introduction to the theories and practices of convergent media. 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, to prosper in the convergent era, which is characterised by the breakdown of traditional media silos, and the transformation of media production and consumption practices.

This course is designed for communications, media and design professionals to update and enhance their current skills to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the current era. The course includes opportunities for the creative development of a convergent media project and engagement with the trends, theories and technologies of mobile media. The course offers an entry to the new world of strategic communications, exposure to new research methods and design thinking, and the possibility of a professional internship (where suitable). Students exit this course with a media portfolio and improved knowledge about the convergent media methodologies and trends.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above


For entry to the Graduate Certificate, students need an undergraduate or post graduate degree in a relevant discipline OR

Three years full time or equivalent work experience in one of the following areas: journalism, public relations, advertising, media production, marketing, communications, media, 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

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.

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.

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

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Start year - February Commencement

Autumn session

101423Media Project Proposal
102292Strategic Communication

Mid year - July Commencement

Spring session

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

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