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COURSE

Master of Digital and Social Media

MC-NETSCM

TAUGHT BY: School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year, 6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

300

About offering

We offer courses that explore the importance, use, and social and cultural impact of the most important technology of the 21st century: the internet.

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.

These courses are designed for you to acquire the particular skills and knowledge you want, depending on your current employment or personal interests.

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.

Students who complete the master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What you'll learn

  • understand and apply at an advanced level key concepts of Internet Studies and apply transdisciplinary thinking to the application and creation of ideas concerning networked technologies of information and communication
  • think critically, creatively and reflectively so as to imagine, design, use and critique networked technologies of information and communication
  • conduct advanced scholarly and professional research to find, access, organise, evaluate and synthesise information through a variety of media and apply that information to the construction of knowledge
  • communicate and facilitate communication through a variety of media, for different purposes, and for different audiences
  • use the Internet and related networked technologies of information and communication with an understanding of the complex interaction of political, cultural, and economic forces that constitutes technology as social
  • further develop skills and knowledge through independent research and self-directed learning
  • understand and utilise in their research and work the complex interplay of local, national and global factors that influence and are expressed through the Internet and networked technologies of information and communication
  • recognise and value cultural difference and understand its significance in relation to network technologies and their use in society for communication and information
  • act ethically and responsibly to use, sustain and expand the social, business and cultural networks that exist via the Internet, when working independently and in teams

Why study Master of Digital and Social Media

  • 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.

Professional recognition

Our internet studies program is a member of the Internet Industry Association and the Internet Society (Australia).

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.

Industries

  • Digital content creation
  • Social media strategy, management and services
  • Education
  • Policy and regulation
  • Advocacy
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Arts and creative industries.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MC-NETSCM
  • CRICOS code: 032988G
  • This offering was last updated on: 21/09/2019