Facts & figures
- #4 in Australia for Communications and Media Studies
- 2018 QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
Over the past decade, the media and communications industry has evolved rapidly. The rise of the internet and social media and the introduction of new technologies has transformed how we interact and communicate. This digital revolution has changed the media landscape and the way we do business and has led to a shift in traditional media roles. New skills are now required.
As a student with us, you will learn from globally recognised experts from our comprehensive media and communications degrees. We will equip you with the depth of knowledge and agility needed to thrive in today’s dynamic media environment.
Digital Communication and Culture provides a comprehensive platform from which to engage with digital technologies and their cultural contexts. You will develop a critical understanding of the following areas: aesthetics and politics of computer games and mobile media production; circulation of knowledge in the digital era; diverse meanings and operations of networks; and diverse forms of regulation of the internet.
Digital Cultures critically investigates the internet, new media and digital technologies and examines the roles these play in contemporary life. Explore intelligent, interactive, mobile and networked technologies and become a skilled communicator and critical analyst of new technologies and digital media in Australian and global contexts.
We encourage research that explores themes in digital communication and culture. We can supervise projects on themes such as social media; new media arts; social robotics; computer games; interactive entertainment and cultural aspects of new technologies.
Health Communication delivers core skills to help you become an effective communicator across health and medicine, public affairs, public relations, community relations, and public health journalism. Our unique health communication degrees are the most comprehensive and specialised of their kind in Australia, incorporating the expertise of academic staff in the School of Public Health.
Media and Communications will provide you with a broad array of skills tailored to meet the needs of this fast-changing landscape. Gain real-world experience in media writing, radio, video and digital media production, and media relations as well as a scholarly and critical education in media and communications theory and practice.
For research students, supervision is available in many specialised media and communications fields, including communication technologies and digital cultures, literary and slow journalism, public and community broadcasting, media policy and regulation, strategic corporate communication, media literacies, media and youth culture, disability and the media, media relations, magazine studies, philosophy of communications, and cultural politics.
Media Practice focuses on media industry content production. Areas of study include writing for media, media liaison, broadcast and online journalism, social media communication, ethical and legal issues in the media, and international media practice.
We will teach you the latest skills required for the dynamic world of book, magazine, digital and online publishing, including website production, design and marketing. You will receive professional training with direct vocational applications, as well as a scholarly understanding of publishing, its cultural significance and changing directions.
Strategic Public Relations provides you with an understanding of public relations theory and practice. The course offers a critical approach that encourages you to determine your influence as a practitioner and reflect on how you, in turn, are influenced by dominant discourses and meta-narratives in your own practice.
*QS World University World Rankings by Subject 2018
**Please refer to individual course requirements and visa details (for international students) regarding eligibility for part-time study.
Studies across media and communications will open doors to diverse, creative and stimulating job opportunities in a range of fast-paced industries. Career pathways include: