Offered through a flexible combination of lectorials, seminars and studios, this degree provides opportunities for individual exploration, teamwork projects, engagement in industry-based work and study tours.
You can study in-person, online, and will have access to course content in advance of set class times, to allow you to study at your own pace within your other commitments. Classes tend to begin from the early evening onwards, in recognition of our students’ schedules.
With only six core subjects, this is an ideal flexible postgraduate qualification for professionals moving into the communication space, or those working within it and seeking a qualification to enhance their own career management, by ensuring you have an exposure to the breadth of communication disciplines.
With a minimum of six elective subjects, you will be able to explore these areas. You'll choose from a diverse range of electives connected to a core of digital, global and strategic communication. Working with our experienced academic advisers, you have the choice to then bundle your electives and specialise your studies in areas such as community engagement, digital communication, or strategic public relations.
Importance is placed on work-integrated learning. You will undertake the Strategic Communication Management subject, working with industry partners on industry projects. You also have the choice to build in an internship or placement using one of your electives, supported by RMIT’s strong industry links.
Research is present throughout the degree and in second year, you will complete a professional research project that will be presented as an industry report, a minor thesis or a practice-based project (perhaps with your employer) accompanied by an exegesis. The choice is yours, and our academic advisers work with you to arrive at the best selection for you and your career aspirations, including the onward study of a PhD should you so desire.
Communication can build stronger, more cohesive and sustainable communities and societies. Your diverse teaching team – bringing together academic and industry prowess from professional experience working in communication across more than ten countries – emphasise values of innovation, kindness, passion, empathy, listening and the celebration of difference in their teaching, research and practice.
Learning at RMIT
The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.
Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.