>> Prof Jim Macnamara, Public Communication:
Public Communications is a range of fields. Obvious areas are advertising, public relations, but also political communication, organisational communication, areas like health communication, and preparing students for careers working in those fields.
>> Maureen Henninger, Senior Lecturer, Digital Information Management:
We live in a globalised world, full of overwhelming amounts of data and information. Here at UTS, we try in our postgraduate degrees to show how you can connect and create and link all of this data and information. More importantly we teach strategies and problem solving skills in order to be able to deal with these challenges in our global, networked, digitial world.
>> Associate Prof Elaine Lally, Digital and Social Media:
Well digital and Social media is really responding to the changes and transformations that have taken place in communications and media industries over the last few years. And then digital and social media really fills a niche that has become crucially important now for those media and communications professions and industries because of the burgeoning of digital technologies, interactive spaces, social media, and all of those sorts of things.
>> Sarah Gillett, Communication (Journalism) student:
I definitely love the practical hands on aspect of my course the most. The opportunities that I’ve been given as a student journalist to meet fascinating people and cover really interesting events has been something that I’ve really enjoyed. I’ve done everything from interviewing locals on the street of Parramatta about heir usable of plastic water bottles, to covering really exciting events like the national basket ball league launch which was a lot of fun.
>> Prof John Dale, Writing:
There are a number of things that really mark UTS out as the university to take writing. One is that all of the teachers here, or academics here, are professional practitioners. The other thing is that, because of that, they have a lot fo strong industry links, and we teach all the writing skills necessary for whatever medium that writers choose to write in.
>> Daniel Stone, Communication (Media Arts and Production) student:
I chose UTS because I love the idea of the marriage of balance between a traditional arts degree and the practical film-making component. I think UTS is great at trying out new things and experimenting and I think it really instils that into its students.
>> Dr Christina Ho, Senior Lecturer, Social and Political Sciences:
It’s about how to diagnose social problems and understand social change. If you’re interested in things like, for example, what causes terrorism or how do we deal with climate change or how government policy gets made. So we really ask the big questions.
>> Anita Dawson, Bachelor of Sound and Music Design student:
This course really has no equivalent in Australia let alone in UTS. So I was really interested in how this course actually uses new technologies within music and within sound design. I found it more relevant to now, and where music is heading, so that’s why I thought this would be the best course for me.