Digital and Social Media

Curtin University

18 months
29000 AUD/year
18000 AUD/year
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In this Digital and Social Media course from Curtin University, you will learn essential skills in online communication, social media management and web media creation, to develop a deeper and richer understanding of how entire cultures have been changed by the internet – from the early internet to today’s mobile web and apps.


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.

Why study

  • 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.

Career information

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
  • Education
  • Policy and regulation
  • Advocacy
  • Journalism

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




300 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    18000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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Digital and Social Media
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