Undergraduate Study

The Department of Media and Communications offers two undergraduate programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
  • Major in Digital Cultures

The major in Digital Cultures can be taken as part of the BA (MECO) or individual units can be taken as electives. The Digital Cultures Program site has more information.

The Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) is a 4-year full-time degree offered at Pass level.
The Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) Honours is also available at the completion of the Pass degree.

The Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) degree offers you an exciting combination of academic excellence and professional training in media and communications. Our degree links practical training in media writing; radio, video, online media production; and media relations; with a scholarly and critical education in media and communications theory and practice.

You will acquire a broad array of skills that are tailored to meet the needs of the media and communications industries, and are not required to specialise in a particular media area. Therefore, our flexible degree structure enables you to continue with your studies in the humanities and social sciences, and/or languages and still remain enrolled in media and communications.

The degree encompasses a host of diverse and expanding industries that will offer you exciting national and international employment opportunities. You will graduate with the skills required for entry into areas such as print, broadcast and online journalism, international communications, media regulation and public policy, media and public relations.

The course structure for the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) can be found on the Faculty website.

*Note, from 2011 students are no longer required to do WRIT 1001/WRIT 1002/ENGL1007 Junior compulsory units under degree regulations, however, students can still take these as options should they wish to focus on these areas.

Units of Study

A description and timetable of all units of study on offer through the department is available by selecting from the menu on the left.

Major in Media & Communications

A description of the major for students commencing their degree in or after 2014 can be found here.

Students who commenced their degree prior to 2014 should refer to the description of the major in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook from the year they commenced.


An honours degree is available to students who undertake an extra year of research based study. Eligibility and application details are available here.