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Visualisation and Interactive Media Major (Master of Arts)

MMedComm - MJRP-VISTE Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

The Visualisation and Interactive Media major is one of five in the Master of Arts course providing you with advanced skills and insights into new technologies and devices. The program is multi-disciplinary, covering media, management and business, content production, and the latest media technologies. You will explore the critical and practical aspects of new technologies, their social and cultural impact on our lives and the way we work with them now and in the future. 

You’ll learn that virtual and augmented experiences, multi-touch interfaces, mobile device views and social networks mean users can see, explore and share relationships, experiences and insights in new ways. This major will teach you the skills to specialise in these visualisation and interactive media technologies, or to incorporate them into your area of professional practice or research. Participants are encouraged to apply and test these skills and understanding through applied practice in the form of an advanced discipline project and a professionally-orientated placement.
In your first year you will undertake introductory units, develop your skills in your chosen discipline and prepare for your major project. In your second year you will complete your major project and have an opportunity for internship within a relevant industry upon meeting required conditions.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Bachelor degree in a non-related field with honours, OR
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-related field from a recognised institution (may also require relevant work experience), OR
  • Bachelor degree in a related field, which will provide credit for recognised learning for one semester of study, OR
  • Graduate certificate or diploma in any field from a recognised institution.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Bachelor degree in a related field, which will provide credit for recognised learning for one semester of study.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

There are few career paths today that do not take advantage of new technologies in some way. You might not want to be a designer or code writer, but you will need to know how you can apply these technologies, and how to work with the designers and code writers to achieve the results you want in your own chosen career.

An understanding of the role of these new technologies and the way in which they help shape the world in which we live will give you a definite advantage in how you respond to them, how you engage with them, and how you use them to communicate with communities around the world.

How this course will make you industry ready

 All majors allow you to undertake an internship which can provide you with valuable work experience and a networking opportunity to advance your career.

In these streams you’ll be taught communication, interpersonal and research skills that will be appreciated by employers in the media industry. You may also be offered the use of modern media production equipment and facilities, and guidance by staff to help develop your ability to prepare content across print, broadcast and online media platforms. Our units have a strong practical and industry focus, which means you’ll be prepared for the workforce or creative practice.
You may also have access to a range of purpose-built student facilities and creative outlets, including the Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin FM 100.1, Grok magazine, Hayman Theatre, the John Curtin Gallery, the Western Independent online student newspaper and an industry-standard television studio. 

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