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Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time or
1.5 years part time

course codes
UTS: C06104v1
CRICOS: 092501F
UAC: 940521

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, knowledge and agility to build a career in today's rapidly changing, multidiscipline and often highly disrupted digital media landscape.

Students gain hands-on experience in reporting, editing and related production and design skills in a wide variety of text, audio and visual mediums. There is an emphasis on storytelling with digital tools, exploring innovation and embracing entrepreneurship.

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, knowledge and agility to build a career in today's rapidly changing, multidiscipline and often highly disrupted digital media landscape.

Students gain hands-on experience in reporting, editing and related production and design skills in a wide variety of text, audio and visual mediums. There is an emphasis on storytelling with digital tools, exploring innovation and embracing entrepreneurship.

Students have the opportunity to use, experience and think about emerging area journalistic practices, including drones, virtual reality and computer-assisted reporting.

This course is part of an articulated program of study and is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to fully harness the power of journalism.

Course aims

Graduates of the program:

  • have strong and flexible research, reporting and production skills and a critical understanding of contemporary media
  • are innovative practitioners and agile thinkers who are able to develop new ideas and practices across journalism and media
  • strive towards leadership positions that are grounded in ethical, professional and transparent practice
  • possess the ability to work across platforms, channels and disciplines in digital and emerging environments.

Typical study program

Typical course programs are shown below for full-time and part-time students, commencing in either Autumn or Spring session.

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57083 Advanced Journalism857083
57085 From Broadcast to Mobile Journalism and Beyond857085
Select 8 credit points from the following:8
CBK91222 Electives (Advanced Journalism)16cbk91222
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57088 Journalism Studies857088
57192 Defamation, Drones and Ethics: Media Accountability857192
Select 8 credit points from the following:8
CBK91222 Electives (Advanced Journalism)16cbk91222

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $636. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include reporter, producer, presenter and editor across most types of public and private media, broadcast and publishing organisations.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91175 Core subjects (Advanced Journalism)32
CBK91222 Electives (Advanced Journalism)16
Total48

Course structure explained

The course totals 48 credit points of study, made up of 32 credit points of core subjects and 16 credit points of electives.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is one year of full-time or one-and-a-half years of part-time study.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

All applicants, except UTS undergraduate journalism graduates, need to submit the following:

  • a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the media industry
  • a CV
  • an example of their professional work.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58; or CAE: 185-190 with a writing score 176.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course forms part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism and the Master of Advanced Journalism (C04321).

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UTS: Handbook

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