Master of Cross-Cultural Relations 跨文化关系硕士课程

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The School of Humanities and Communication Arts, in collaboration with the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture (ACIAC), is offering a stimulating and rigorous degree to meet the needs of cultural institutions, creative industries, business organisations and government departments in their increasing international engagement.

The Master of Cross-Cultural Relations (MCCR) provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in the thriving fields of cultural exchange, international relations and cross-cultural competence. Students will develop an advanced understanding of the theories and history of cultural and public diplomacy, cross-cultural communication and the contemporary cultural policy and practices particularly in China and Australia. This program is designed to meet diverse learning needs and offers, apart from highly relevant core units, a large pool of specialised alternate units, ranging from global digital media to literary/audiovisual translation, transcultural management, and social entrepreneurship.

The degree program requires 18 months’ full-time study. The first year is coursework and the second year is a supervised research project in cultural exchange and related areas, in which, students will apply the knowledge and skills from previous units into a real life setting of an artistic, cultural, and industrial field. Students may have the opportunity to take up internships at arts and culture organisations while completing the project.

The ACIAC, the co-provider of this program, is a high-profile institute for Australia-China cultural exchange, where students will have opportunities to interact with leading artists, diplomats, writers, museum curators, musicians, translators, entrepreneurs, experts and practitioners and develop professional networks for the future career.

The course is aimed at candidates considering work in international cultural exchanges as managers, marketers, administrators and entrepreneurs who would like to develop skills relevant to cultural bodies, creative industries, business organisations and government departments. Students who wish to develop careers in international cultural management, transnational creative industries, transcultural arts, governmental and diplomatic institutions, cultural tourism, global marketing, and digital media and entertainment, are welcome to apply.

Furthermore, this course provides an efficient pathway to PhD study. As it has 50% (60 credit points) research components, students can apply for direct entry to PhD upon the successful completion of this course.  The Research Project unit well prepares students for future PhD study practically, in which they select an interested topic of research and develop and complete the project supervised by academics renowned in their areas of research. You may have the opportunity to work with future PhD supervisor(s) as well.

For students who wish to have an early exit, there are two exit points of this course: Graduate Certificate (successful completion of 4 units) and Graduate Diploma (successful completion of 8 units). These flexible learning options allow students to structure their studies in a way that meets the needs of developing skills and expertise closely related to their career choice. Part-time study is also available for domestic students.

跨文化关系硕士学位课程由西悉尼大学人文与交流艺术学院和澳大利亚-中国艺术与文化研究院联合推出。该硕士课程立足于文化机构、创意产业和政府部门日益增长的国际和跨国业务需求,通过创新型教学为上述机构培养跨学科专业人才。

跨文化关系硕士注重基础知识与专业技能的培养,帮助学生在迅猛发展的国际文化交流领域打造职业生涯。学生将系统学习文化外交与国际关系领域的核心理论与历史沿革、跨文化沟通与传播技巧和跨文化管理,并深入了解澳大利亚、中国和其他主要国家的文化政策与文化发展现状。本课程提倡个性化教学,为学生提供众多专业选修课,包括全球数字媒体、文学影视翻译、跨文化商业管理、公益创业等。学生可以将专业知识与不同实践领域结合,定制适合自己的学习方案。

该课程需要18个月的全日制学习。第一学年为专业课;在第二学年,学生将完成一个独立的文化交流研究项目,将所学知识应用于文化、艺术和产业实践。根据研究项目的需要,学生可在澳洲或中国的文化艺术机构实习。

西悉尼大学澳大利亚-中国艺术与文化研究院一直致力于中澳两国的文化交流,并享有国际声誉。研究院为学生提供了广阔的专业平台,让学生们有机会与中外一流艺术家、外交家、翻译家、企业家、学者和业内人士交流互动,打造未来职业网络。

本课程欢迎有志于跨文化交流的澳洲本土和国际学生申请。对于就职于涉外文化团体、创意产业和政府外交部门的专业人士,本课程将有助于打造相关领域的专业知识和技能。学生毕业后拥有广阔的就业机会和前景,可以在各种跨文化领域发展职业生涯,比如,国际文化管理、艺术机构、文艺团体、文化与创意产业、全球营销管理、政府与外交机构、文化旅游和数字娱乐媒体。

跨文化关系硕士也提供了直通博士课程的途径。该课程的研究比重超过50%(60个学分),所以学生毕业后可以直接申请博士。学生也可以通过本课程的研究项目单元为博士学习作充分准备,我们多数导师都具有博导资格,学生可以选择与博士研究相关的课题,并有机会得到未来博士导师的指导。

本课程提供灵活多样的学习方式,可以授予深造文凭(完成四门课)与深造证书(完成八门课)。学生可以根据自身需要,结合工作实践灵活选择科目,达到提升职业技能的目的。在职学生也可以半日制学习。

For International Students

Please view the information HERE (opens in a new window).

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in humanities, social sciences, Asian studies, international relations, languages, linguistics, creative arts, or business and management;

Or, successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline and a minimum of two years full-time equivalent professional work experience in related roles.

International applicants must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest.

Fees, Delivery and How to Apply

For information including tuition fees, course delivery mode and how to apply, please visit: Master of Cross-Cultural Relations (opens in a new window).

Make an Enquiry

For any enquires, please contact Course Advisor Dr Xiang Ren (Email: x.ren@westernsydney.edu.au).