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About this program

Develop the skills and expertise to meet the needs of the fast-changing media landscape.

The Media and Communications program offers students professional training in the main areas of media production and an advanced education in the history, theory and professional practices of the field. 

Core units of study focus on media production, the structure of the media and communications industries, the media’s role in culture and politics, and contemporary legal and ethical issues prevalent in the field. You will explore these areas through a diverse range of disciplinary perspectives with relevant critical theories and develop in-depth professional skills in the fields of written news and feature journalism, audio, video, social media and public relations. In the fourth or Advanced Studies year, you will study project-based problem-solving scenarios in media organisations, undertake an industry internship and complete either a major media project or research essay. 

The four-year Advanced Studies in Media and Communications stream (comprising the Bachelor of Arts containing this program and the Bachelor of Advanced Studies in Media and Communications) is designed to equip students with key skills for entry into multi-platform journalism, digital media production, media regulation, public policy, public relations and corporate communications. This course also qualifies our students to apply to a variety of competitive international graduate programs that require the completion of a four-year undergraduate degree for entry.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

This program is offered by the Discipline of Media and Communications.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Journalist, including cross-media, online, print (newspapers, magazines), radio, or television reporting, producing, editing or research
  • Digital content producer or editor (web, mobile, social media platforms)
  • Engagement editor
  • Social media strategist, analyst, adviser or researcher
  • Media researcher in corporate, public or non-government sectors
  • Media regulation and policy advisor
  • Media relations advisor or press secretary
  • Communications manager or coordinator
  • Publicist or publicity coordinator
  • Public relations manager
  • Social media marketing and promotions
  • Community manager or moderator
  • Web producer, manager, editor or designer
  • Content developer or user experience designer
  • Magazine designer and editor for print, online or mobile platforms
  • Publisher, development editor or publications editor
  • Content writer and copy editor
Courses that offer this major

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