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Bachelor of Media and Communicationwith a Major in Media Studies

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Course guide

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

  • Estimated Fees

    $19,332

What are the entry criteria?

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success. Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.
The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites

Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

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Overview of the course

Media & Communication

Bachelor of Media and Communication

with a Major in Media Studies

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Kick-start your career in the fast-paced world of media and communications with a Bachelor of Media and Communication With a Major in Media Studies from Swinburne. Taught by industry professionals, this media studies degree will see you become a skilled media professional. You will learn how to write for print, broadcast and digital media, create engaging cross-platform content, and produce digital media projects.

By gaining an understanding of globalisation, media ethics and social media, you will be able to effectively reach an audience through both traditional and digital media. You’ll graduate with a broad skill set that will prepare you for a range of roles within the media and communications industry, from radio production to advertising.

  • Career opportunities
  • Learning outcomes
  • Marketing Officer

    Assist management with the marketing activity for a company or client.

  • Public Relations Officer

    Develop and implement communication strategies to promote information about an organisation ot the public.

  • Digital Marketing Specialist

    Develop and implement digital strategies designed to increase online traffic to a company’s website.

  • Radio Production Coordinator

    Maintain production schedules for radio and liaise with talent.

  • Communications Coordinator

    Develop internal and external messaging on behalf of a company.

  • Digital Media Account Manager

    Lead strategic digital media planning, buying and implementation.

  • Professional Communication

    Build your skills and confidence as a professional communicator.

  • Intercultural Communication

    Learn how to effectively communicate within a multicultural society.

  • Campaign Planning

    Create engaging PR strategies and implement campaigns across multiple platforms.

  • Writing

    Develop industry-specific writing skills that will allow you to effectively engage and influence your audience.

  • Digital Communities

    Explore how social media and online communities impact how we communicate with each other.

Why study with Swinburne Online?

  • Internationally recognised qualification

  • Ranked among the top 3% in the world

  • Learn from industry professionals

  • Graduate with an industry standard qualificiation

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