CSU meets evolving industry needs
CSU has a reputation for preparing students for industry, but what happens when an industry changes? As lecturer Bruce Gater explains, CSU responds to those changes by adapting existing course content or introducing new courses aimed at meeting evolving industry needs. “There’s evidence out there that suggests we are all ‘prosumers’ – we both produce and consume media – and that the big networks are not simply broadcasting programs any more, they are producing content to engage with audiences across a range of platforms.
“I am delighted to join Charles Sturt University. It is an innovative university with a strong demonstrable commitment to Indigenous issues. Many of the University’s campuses sit on Wiradjuri land and the University has a deep relationship with my people.”
“Our new degree in Multi-Platform Producing helps prepare students for the realities of the industry and includes writing, photography, graphic design, business strategy, ethics subjects and a range of niche electives to build a student’s skill base.” Offered wholly online, the Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Multi-Platform Producing) is one of several new programs offered through CSU’s School of Communication and Creative Industries. Other new specialisations include Art History, Environmental Art, and Sound Design.
New courses in Port Macquarie
CSU now offers both the Bachelor of Physiotherapy and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from the Port Macquarie Campus. The University is investing more than half a million dollars on stateof-the-art teaching and learning equipment designed to simulate a range of clinical environments that students will find in the workplace. Also for the first time in 2017, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will be offered online as well as on campus in Port Macquarie and Bathurst.
New data management course a first
Mr Grant is the winner of the 2015 Walkley Award for coverage of Indigenous affairs as well as numerous other accolades. He is the Indigenous affairs editor for Guardian Australia, international editor at Sky News Australia and recently joined ABC News as an editor of Indigenous affairs coverage. He has previously held posts in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Beijing for CNN International and covered many large international news events. In April 2016, Mr Grant was appointed to the Referendum Council on constitutional recognition by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. He is also the author of two books, Talking to My Country (2016) and Tears of Strangers (2004). Mr Grant's father is Wiradjuri Elder Uncle Dr Stan Grant who was awarded an honourary doctorate from CSU in 2013 for his life's work to reclaim Wiradjuri language. Are you interested in how information can be used to drive change and influence the world around us? Do you have a thirst for knowledge and research? If you answered yes, the emerging field of data management may be for you. CSU is currently the only university in Australia offering a course tailored for the emerging field of data management. Commencing this year, CSU’s Graduate Certificate in Data Management is a part-time online course designed for information professionals, research administrators, researchers and others looking to broaden their understanding in data management and open up new career opportunities. This course will provide you with knowledge and skills not covered in existing 'data science' courses, by focusing on data management and curation, metadata and the issues of preservation, access and analytics. Once you have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Data Management, you will be ready to move into a variety of exciting roles, and/or continue your studies with either a Master of Information Studies, Master of Information Leadership (another brand new program) or Doctor of Philosophy.
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