Bachelor of Media Communication
A degree for today’s media world
This is the first degree of its kind in Australia, offering an unparalleled mix of practice-based learning, theory and portfolio development. You’ll learn to focus on new ways of doing things, to challenge convention, and devise solutions that will take us into the next century.
Building on a selection of core units unique to this degree, you have the flexibility to then tailor the course to your interests by choosing your specialisation, and 8 free electives. In your third year, you can choose to either undertake an internship, or take on a major project in your area of interest.
Where this degree could take you
The skills learned in the Media and Communications program are so versatile that our graduates work in a wide range of areas. Here is just a selection:
- Social media manager
- Video producer
- Media content coordinator
- Public relations professional
- Digital communications strategist
- Media educator
- Television producer
- Radio broadcaster
- Movie critic
- Content writer
- Film director
- Broadcast presenter
- Location manager
Monash Arts has over 76,000 alumni (graduates) across the globe, and working in a diverse range of industries. To read some of their stories and get an idea of what's possible, visit the Arts Alumni Career Journey website.
Industry connections and internship opportunities
Our students benefit from our key partnerships with flagship media organisations including: News Ltd, Fairfax, the ABC, and the Melbourne Press Club. These relationships provide internship opportunities where you will gain valuable work experience, and also provide the course with guest lecturers who share their expert professional knowledge and advice.
The Bachelor of Media Communication Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board members are media practitioners from leading media organisations and provide key connections to industry networks. Our annual BMC welcome lecture is a great opportunity for our students to talk to industry experts and gain insights about the media landscape.
Dr Zala Volcic (Chair) - Director, Bachelor of Media Communication, Monash University
Dr Kate Fitch - Senior Lecturer, Communication and Media Studies, Monash University
Ms Joanne Painter - Founder and Managing Director, PR Icon Agency; PR Leader of The Year, 2021
Ms Amanda Collinge - Series Producer, Q&A ABC TV
Dr Jason Wilson - Journalist, The Guardian
Professor Ye Lu - Television journalist, news and documentary director, Fudan University
The Monash Media Lab
Graduate with a portfolio that will make you stand out. Core to this degree is developing your practical experience by building a portfolio of real work throughout your course.
Using the world-leading Monash Media Lab facilities you’ll be completely immersed in technical camera skills, lighting techniques, scripting, video editing, colour grading and more. From a documentary or short film, to a radio program or digital marketing campaign, you'll have a rich portfolio by the end of your degree for potential employers.
As Australia’s largest university, we have student exchange agreements with over 160 partner institutions in more than 35 countries across the UK, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Oceania and Asia, a study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia. Studying a semester or two in places like Norway, Japan, Germany and Mexico is easier than you think.
Overseas study is now guaranteed* as part of your Monash Bachelor of Media Communication degree with the Global Immersion Guarantee.
Bachelor of Media Communication students will have the opportunity to spend two weeks studying in Italy, Indonesia, India, China or Malaysia, with airfares and accomodation covered as part of your degree!
With partnerships with over 100 universities worldwide, a Centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia, you're spoilt for choice. Whether you want to go for two weeks or two semesters, there’s a program to suit your interests and needs.
Undertake research at an undergraduate level with the support of the Centre for Undergraduate Research Initiatives and Excellence (CURIE). CURIE provides a range of interdisciplinary research experiences that supplement your studies and expand your networks.
Available double degrees with our Bachelor of Media Communication:
- Bachelor of Business / Media Communication
- Bachelor of Business Administration / Media Communication
- Bachelor of Design / Media Communication
- Bachelor of Marketing / Media Communication
CRICOS code: 093854F