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Graduate Diploma in Media Production (GradDipMedProd)


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Title Graduate Diploma in Media Production (GradDipMedProd)
Course Code G1056
Study Level Graduate Diploma
School School of Arts
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Academic Chair: Dr Glen Stasiuk | Email: g.stasiuk@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6468

Qualification Graduate Diploma in Media Production (GradDipMedProd)
Duration 1 year full-time
Availability Not currently available to new admissions
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This is a production-based qualification from Screen Production or related disciplines, consisting of one-year total full-time study. The focus of this course is in empowering students to transition to the Screen industry as content producers. This is done through intensive master-classes with industry professionals and professional on-set experience with industry mentors. Students will gain experience and knowledge in all key aspects of film-making, but during production can choose to focus on Writing, Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, or Production Design. At the end of semester, students will apply for a cash funding initiative to support their final production.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree in media production, or equivalent training, or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience. Extensive production credits may also be considered as an appropriate equivalent entry qualification.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Employment Prospects Digital content creation, television, film, video, radio and multimedia production organisations, media and cultural industries, public relations, education, arts management, television journalism, corporate communications, alternative media, and as freelance filmmakers.
Main research areas Media, Communication, Culture, Arts, Sociology.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 18 credit points

SCR550 Screen Writing and Development - 3 points

SCR538 Advanced Media Seminars - 6 points

SCR588 Professional Placement in Media Production - 6 points

SCR503 Special Project in Media Production - 3 points

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

SCR510 Advanced Topic in Media Production - 6 points

SCR501 Post Production in Media Production - 6 points

For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

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