In this Digital and Social Media course from Curtin University, you will have the opportunity to focus on the specialist areas of communications and policy, content management, training and development. You’ll also be able to investigate a range of ideas from music streaming to piracy, big data, apps, web play and online communities and identities.
Digital and social media offers stackable courses, with completion of one level providing credit towards the next. You can therefore choose to exit the master degree at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level.
- Curtin was one of the first universities to offer a degree in Internet studies.
- Many of our staff have received Curtin teaching excellence awards and the founding professor of the course received a national teaching award.
- You will learn to be an independent and successful leader of Internet development. The net is not simply ‘another technology’ but a socially productive, culturally rich and practically successful information and communication environment.
- Our staff and students continue to be contributors to the International Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). Matthew Allen, one of our academics, is President of this association, and many staff have presented papers at the yearly conference.
- All full-time staff in the Internet Studies area have doctorates and are active researchers into the Internet, publishing in the field and presenting at conferences.
The future of digital and social media
Advances in digital technologies have dramatically increased the demand for specialists in digital, social and online information engagement. A deep understanding of digital and social media is the key to success across a range of professions, from media and marketing to policy-making and advocacy.
The rise of social media influencers, big data and online analytics appear daunting at first, but by understanding the contexts in which they have emerged, and what drives these new areas today, the digital and social landscape can be readily understood.
- Digital content creation
- Social media strategy, management and services
- Policy and regulation
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- Web Communications
- Digital Culture and Everyday Life
- Power, Politics and the Internet
- Social Media, Communities and Networks
- Writing on the Web
- The Digital Economy
- Internet Collaboration and Innovation
- Web Development Project
- Web Media
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesMarketing Media Studies & Mass Media View 29 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in Australia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS code: 032988G
- A three or four year bachelor's degree in any field from a recognised tertiary education institution; or successful completion of 2 or more units in the Graduate Certificate in Internet Communications; students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) from Curtin University are not eligible for entry to this course.
International29000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29000 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
National18000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18000 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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