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Say goodbye to the fries : graduate careers in media, cultural and communication studies

Cunningham, Stuart D. & Bridgstock, Ruth S. (2012) Say goodbye to the fries : graduate careers in media, cultural and communication studies. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, 145.

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Abstract

This article addresses the paucity of systematic data on graduate careers in the arts and humanities in the broader context of enduring public and policy debates about the benefits of education to society, the relation between public and private good that is derivable from education, and the specific disciplinary angle that can be brought to bear on these questions from media, cultural and communication studies. We report findings from a survey of ten years of graduates from Queensland University of Technology’s courses in media, cultural and communication studies which indicate very high employment levels and generally positive accounts of the relevance of courses to working life. A major insight that can be drawn from the research is that media, cultural and communication studies deliver capabilities, skills and orientations which are themselves strongly aligned with the kinds of transferable generic attributes which facilitate transition into the workplace.

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ID Code: 54900
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: graduate careers, media, communications and cultural studies, humanities graduates, graduate attributes
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 University of Queensland & The Authors
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2012 11:14
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2013 13:30

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