Media Communication - A2002

If you're unable to start this course in Australia, due to COVID-19 restrictions, you can start this course on-campus at Monash University Malaysia in semester one 2021, then continue in Australia once restrictions are eased. Find out more.

Gain the skills and experience to excel in any media job with the Bachelor of Media Communication. This degree will create a new generation of thinkers, future-driven media and communication professionals who will dare to create positive change across all endeavours. With a choice of four specialisations: journalism, media, public relations or screen - the emphasis is on developing your practical experience and work-ready skills, so much so that you will be building a portfolio of real work. 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.

Throughout your course you’ll learn from leading industry professionals – television anchors and journalists, award-winning writers and producers, creative directors and social media editors. We produce the movers and shakers of the communication world. Core units provide a thorough grounding in media studies together with a range of practical experiences in the Monash Media Lab. This culminates in your choice of a final year media project or industry internship that can be taken in an approved organisation in Australia or overseas. You’ll develop a rich capacity to tackle the complexities of the media industry with diverse social awareness and a global outlook.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification
Bachelor of Media Communication
Course Handbook

High achieving students in the Bachelor of Media Communication may have the opportunity to transition into one of our Masters degrees in the third year of study. Learn more about Bachelor/Masters degrees.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Study a Bachelor of Media Communication

Discover how Monash Arts can help turn your media and communication career goals into reality.

Where could this degree take you?

You could go down a wide range of career paths with a Bachelor of Media Communications such as:

  • Social media manager
  • TV producer
  • Content writer
  • Master the media

    "How do I turn creativity into a career?" Podcast producer and host Emma Race saw a lack of female perspective journalism covering AFL in traditional media, and used her Monash degree to co-create the Outer Sanctum, now picked up by the ABC.

    Monash Media Lab

    Explore how to turn your opinions into opinion pieces, your tweets into a journalistic investigation. You'll be using the same equipment as professional media around the world in our television and radio studios and editing suites.

    Gain industry experience

    "The Monash Arts internship was one of the most helpful and proactive opportunities I gave myself to grow professionally and personally, and I couldn't recommend it enough!"
    - Emily Gu, Mango Communications

    Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

    Take advantage of the most extensive bachelor’s/master’s program offering in Australia. Monash Arts offers you the opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s degree plus a master’s degree in just four years – instead of five.

    Entry Requirements

    You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

    Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

    Qualifications

    Equivalent Australian Year 12

    Bachelor/Masters degrees
    High achieving students can progress into the Master-level units at the completion of 96 credit points (end of 2nd year full time).

    Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

    For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

    English requirements

    Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

    University entrance requirements

    Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

    The course develops through three themes that combine to underpin media communication practice: Strategic knowledge, Practical and Professional skills and Collaboration and Leadership

    Partner with another course

    Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

    Making the application

    Future students

    Semester one (February)

    Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

    Apply through VTAC

    Semester two (July)

    Apply directly to Monash using course code A2002

    Apply

    Current Monash students

    You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

    Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

    Self assess for credit eligibility

    Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

    Fees

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for this course. The student contribution amount for 2021 is yet to be confirmed by the Australian government. Fees to be advised.

    Full fee

    Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

    A$28,800

    Scholarships

    We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

    Other costs and fees

    For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.