Global Communication Practice
The University of Canberra offers you a unique opportunity to explore aspects of Australia's communication industry, its value and approaches of effective communication and its role in social, political, corporate and economic contexts. The program explores the theories and practice of diverse communication practice across the fields of tourism, sport and culture, particularly as it relates to the changing concepts of media industries and audiences; political communication and public affairs; public relations; corporate communication including integrated marketing communication and advertising, events and campaigns.
Spend three weeks in Australia and receive full study credit with this unique opportunity!
The Global Communication Practice Short Course is taught by academic staff at the University of Canberra. It focuses on providing participants with an interactive learning experience by incorporating both theoretical and practical knowledge.
This course will introduce you to best Australia has to offer - city, bush and beach. Destinations include:
|Area of study|
Marketing, Intercultural Communications, Public Affairs and Political Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Media and Journalism
|Course outlines||Download the full unit outline and program flyer|
|Course Duration||6 weeks: 3 weeks of online preparation prior to 3 weeks in country on campus (face to face)|
|In Country Course Dates|
11th – 30th June 2018*
International students: AUD$6500
Domestic students: AUD$5000*
|Inclusions||Tuition, all domestic travel within Australia, accommodation, activities, some meals, industry visits|
Personal expenses, international flights, visa, insurance, and some meals
|Industry Visits and Seminar topics may include|
|Study credit||Upon completion of the assessment, the University of Canberra will issue an official academic transcript, the equivalent to 6 university credit points (approximately 2 courses/classes/modules)|
|Learning Outcomes|| 1. Have a thorough understanding of key issues in Australian communication practice, and an appreciation of relevant social and cultural considerations|
2. Develop critical and strategic thinking and express this in both oral and written form with confidence and clarity; actively listen and respond to the ideas of others; create and present new ideas
3. Demonstrate a capacity to work with others, respect for personal differences, independence of thought, and confidence to challenge existing ideas
|* UC Domestic Students||*$5000 excludes Canberra Accommodation and tuition fee|
Day 1: Monday, 11th June 2018: Arrive in Sydney - Australia
Morning: Arrive in Sydney.
Afternoon: Group meeting at 2pm at accommodation meeting point. familiarisation tour of Sydney, and introduction workshop
Evening: Sydney Harbour Cruise, afterwards we head to dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Tuesday, 12th June 2018: Sydney
Morning: Industry visit in Sydney
Afternoon: Free afternoon and evening to explore Sydney.
Day 3: Wednesday, 13th June 2018: Sydney
Morning: Second industry visit in Sydney
Afternoon: guided tour to step back into Sydney’s Colonial History & Heritage
Day 4: Thursday, 14th June 2018: Sydney
Morning: Seminar/workshop 1 (3 hours).
Afternoon: Third industry visit in Sydney
Day 5: Friday, 15th June 2018: Sydney
Morning: Fourth industry visit
Afternoon: After lunch there is some free time for group discussions of research projects, progress of journals, reflections on media visits and personal time.
Evening: Group dinner on a roof top bar and restaurant overlooking the Harbour and Opera house.
Day 6: Saturday, 16th June 2018: Sydney
Day 7: Sunday, 17th June 2018: Sydney - Canberra
Morning: Depart Sydney and drive via coach approx. 3 hours to Canberra. Arrive at University of Canberra.
Afternoon: Old Depot, City orientation tour, Mount Ainslie
Day 8: Monday, 18th June 2018: Canberra
Morning: Tour local cultural attractions including Australian War Memorial (AWM), National Portrait Gallery and the Australian National Gallery.
Afternoon: Seminar/workshop 2
Day 9: Tuesday, 19th June 2018: Canberra
Morning: On campus: Seminar and guest representatives talk about marketing and sponsorship.
Lunch: UC Student Societies (advertising and public relations)
Afternoon: Group discussion (discussion and reflections on presentations, progress and research reports.)
Day 10: Wednesday, 20th June 2018: Canberra
Day 11: Thursday, 21st June 2018: Canberra
Morning: Seminar/workshop 3
Afternoon: Industry visit in Canberra
Evening: group dinner
Day 12: Friday, 22nd June 2018: Canberra to Brisbane
Morning: Fly to Brisbane
Afternoon: Industry visit
Day 13: Saturday, 23rd June 2018: Brisbane
Morning: Walking city tour.
Day: Free to explore
Day 14: Sunday, 24th June 2018: Brisbane to Gold Coast
Morning: Gold Coast.
Afternoon: Afternoon is free.
Day 15: Monday, 25th June 2018: Gold Coast
Morning: Industry visit on the Gold Coast
Afternoon: Seminar/workshop 5
Day 16: Tuesday, 26th June 2018: Gold Coast to Brisbane
Morning: Brisbane via train.
Afternoon: Second industry Visit
Day 17: Wednesday, 27th June 2018: Brisbane
Morning: Seminar/workshop 6
Day 18: Thursday, 28th June 2018: Brisbane
Morning: Seminar/workshop 7
Afternoon: Fourth industry visit in Brisbane
Day 19: Friday, 29th June 2018: Brisbane
Morning: Seminar/workshop 8
Day 20: Saturday, 30th June 2018: Brisbane
Morning: Check out
*Itinerary subject to change
|Itinerary is based on face to face course requirements. This course requires an element of online enrolment, research and engagement prior to course commencement.|
UC Current Students
Applications NOW OPEN, please submit your application HERE
International Applications open HERE on January 10th, 2018
International Application Deadlines
Open: January 10th, 2018
Close: February 28th, 2018
- Statement of Purpose addressing the following questions:
- Why do you want to participate in the Program?
- What strengths will you bring to the group and the Program itself?
- What are your particular discipline areas of interest that you want to explore/discover?
- English as a Second Language: A letter of English language proficiency from your home university*
- Transcript with current subjects, enrolled units and grades
- Students applying for design programs will need to include a portfolio of some of their works (that were using Adobe Creative Suites; Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign). This should be saved as PDF and be no more than eight (8) pages in length.
- Successfully completed 24 cps or of one year full time study
- This course is conducted in English. An academic level of English language proficiency is required (on all courses)
- Placements will be awarded based on academic merit and written application (on all courses)
- Open to all students of at least sophomore/2nd year university standing from the following disciplines; Marketing, Intercultural Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Media and Journalism
*a letter of language proficiency is not required from students from partner universities from the following countries: Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland or Germany.