Media Communication - A2002

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

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February), Second semester (July) and October Intake
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:

Turn your passion into a career

Use this interactive video to discover how you can enjoy access to our state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar, industry-standard Media Lab as seasoned professionals turning your career goals into reality.

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.

    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, Communications Specialist at Sigma Healthcare

    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.

    Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG)

    GIG is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash single or double degree students to one of six destinations.

    Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements (International students)

    You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

    At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

    View all minimum age requirements.

    All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

    Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

    All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

    If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

    The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

    Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

    Further information can be located at English language requirements.

    All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

    You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

    Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

    You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

    Alternative pathways

    If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

    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)

    Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply 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.

    International fee

    Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2021 rates and should only be used as a guide.

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

    A$33,000

    Enrolment Obligations

    International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

    CRICOS code: 093854F