Graduate coursework

Information for current graduate coursework students, including essay writing guides and citation styles, cover sheets, minor thesis due dates, attendance and internships


All tutorials and classes for School of Culture and Communication students begin in the first week of semester.

Attendance at lectures and participation in tutorials is expected in all subjects.

Essays and assignments

Graduate assessment cover sheet

Your subject coordinator will advise on assessment submission. For submission guidelines please check the LMS website.

Essay writing guide and citation styles

University Library Citation guides. Your tutor or subject coordinator can advise on the appropriate citation style for your discipline.

Essay Writing Guide


Assignment extensions of up to two weeks (10 working days) duration may be permitted to accommodate unforeseen circumstances, where a student’s capacity to submit required work by the due date has been affected by significant factors beyond their control. Depending on the severity of the circumstances, an extension of less than 10 working days may be appropriate. To apply for an assignment extension please complete the Assignment extension request form (175kb pdf).

Assignment extension request form

Please note: A minor thesis or honours thesis is not governed by this policy and students should contact their supervisors in the first instance.

For extensions beyond two weeks (10 working days) please apply via your student portal for Special Consideration. Supporting documentation must be provided with any request for an extension of time or an application for Special Consideration.

Extensions are not available for the following:

  • Computer failure
  • Assessment in other subjects due at the same time
  • Employment responsibilities and routine financial support
  • Social activities and commitments
  • Stress or ‘normal’ anxiety
  • Study difficulties
  • Language difficulties
  • Minor inconvenience – minor illness or mishap that has only a few days impact

For more information please see the Students Special consideration web page.

Minor thesis

Due dates

  • Students who commenced their minor thesis Semester 2, 2023: final submission date is Friday 10th May, 2024
  • Students who commenced their minor thesis Semester 1 2024: final submission date is Friday 4th October, 2024
  • Students who commenced their minor thesis Semester 2 2024: final submission date is  Friday 9th May, 2025


Thesis instructions 2023

Thesis instructions 2024

Thesis declaration form

Thesis declaration form


Internships are available to students enrolled in:

Internships give students the opportunity to connect academic study and the professional workplace, exposing them to current practices in their chosen field.

Our graduate students have taken placements in over 150 organisations, in Australia and internationally. Organisations include the National Gallery of Victoria, the United Nations, Red Cross, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Penguin Australia, the Melbourne International Festival and Fairfax Media.

Prospective students should check their eligibility before emailing the School’s Internship Administrator, and enrolling. Visit the Handbook for more information:


Students can arrange their own placement, or receive assistance from the School’s Internship Coordinators. Students will undertake unpaid work for 100-200 hours under the guidance of a senior staff person, with additional support from the Internships Coordinator and periodic workshop sessions.

As well as taking part in day-to-day work, students will undertake a research project of concrete and practical benefit to the host organisation. The research topic will be negotiated between the student, host organisation and Internships Coordinator.

Art Curatorship
Arts and Cultural Management

Brian Long

Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing
Global Media Communication
Marketing Communications
Publishing and Communications

Dr Alexandra Dane

Health and safety

Students undertaking an internship within metropolitan Melbourne must complete a P1 internship placement and risk assessment form.

Students undertaking an internship outside metropolitan Melbourne must complete a P2 internship placement and risk assessment form.


School administration

Location: W209, John Medley (Building 191)
Phone: +61 3 8344 5506

Current students

Information for current Graduate coursework students on the Faculty of Arts website.

Stop 1 is the face of student services online, on the phone and in person. Services include administration, course planning, enrolment assistance, skills development and support services. Contact Stop 1.

9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: 757 Swanston Street (Building 199)
Phone: Stop 1 at 13 MELB (13 63 52) 9am-5pm Monday to Friday