Media Communication - A2002

Join a new generation of future-driven media and communications professionals and thinkers to lead positive change. You’ll learn new ways of doing things, to challenge convention, and devise solutions that will take us into the next century. From day one, you will build your professional portfolio in the Monash Media Lab, learning cutting-edge techniques from leading industry practitioners. And our internship program and extensive network of industry partners will ensure you’re career-ready when you graduate.

What is a Bachelor of Media Communication?

The Bachelor of Media Communication is a specialist degree with a choice of four specialisations in journalism, media, public relations or screen. Develop core professional communication and media content creation skills across digital media, print, radio, television, film and screen, video editing, screenwriting, radio broadcasting, video journalism, podcasting, campaign management and much more. In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to bring together your in-depth knowledge and skills with either an internship or professional project.

Why choose Media Communication at Monash?

Monash is ranked first in Victoria for full time graduate employment in the area of communications in the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey. As the largest international university in Australia, Monash offers a global and intercultural media education with over 160 partner institutions in over 30 countries, and international media networks and industry experiences. Study with world-renowned academics, industry experts and practitioners.

Maximum choice with four specialisations

With four specialisations to choose from, our flexible Bachelor of Media Communication degree allows you to tailor your course structure. Start your first year with two specialisations and decide in second year which one to pursue as your primary specialisation:

  • Journalism: Hone journalism skills in investigative, interviewing, writing and reporting across digital, audio, video and print media.
  • Media: Become a true media expert in today’s fast-evolving world, building skills and knowledge in media research, management, communication and policy.
  • Screen Studies: Develop your practical video production skills relevant to a broad range of media platforms and screen cultures.
  • Public Relations: Learn how to research, develop, apply and then evaluate communication strategies while gaining insights into ethical communication practice.
Learn with the best

At Monash you’ll learn from the experts: award-winning writers and producers, television anchors and journalists, creative film and screen directors and social media strategists. Build your industry portfolio and gain hands-on experience in a structured and supportive setting. You can join the award-winning student-run news site, MOJO News where you’ll get the opportunity to go to editorial meetings, pitch ideas, write news stories and publish multimedia content, and be supervised by experienced journalists on staff. MOJO News consistently produces journalism to industry standards, with stories published or picked up by numerous media outlets, including The Age and the Herald Sun. Our Journalism program also produces The Struggle, our student-driven news satire program, which is televised by Channel 31.

Monash Media Lab

Get hands on training in our multi-million dollar, industry-standard Media Lab and build your portfolio. The Lab is one of Australia’s most advanced learning and teaching facilities, complete with an open-plan newsroom, video production studio, TV control room, cinema, radio studios, video editing suites, and voice over rooms. You will create television programs, audio podcasts and engaging digital media you can show to potential employers.

Internship program

Work and collaborate with industry experts through local and international internships. Bachelor of Media Communication students have interned at large and small media and creative outlets, including News Corp, Fairfax, Southern Cross Austereo, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), The Australian, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and many more radio, television, and digital companies. You will also find many of our graduates working for these companies.

Industry partners and experts

Benefit from our partnerships with leading media organisations including: News Ltd, Fairfax, the ABC, and the Melbourne Press Club. Our relationships provide opportunities for internships and special industry events where our guest speakers share their expert professional knowledge and advice. Our Industry Advisory Board of international industry experts has direct links to global media, screen, PR, government, and journalism, ensuring the course stays relevant and progressive. Current Board members are: Dr Zala Volcic (Director of the Bachelor of Media Communication at Monash University); Dr Kate Fitch (Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Monash University); Ms Joanne Painter (Founder and Managing Director of PR Icon Agency; PR Leader of The Year, 2021); Ms Amanda Collinge (Series Producer for Q&A ABC TV); Dr Jason Wilson (Journalist at The Guardian) and Professor Ye Lu (Television journalist, news and documentary director at Fudan University).

Global education

Access the award-winning Global Immersion Guarantee and spend two weeks studying in India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia or the Pacific Islands, engaging with local leaders working to address the human impact on the environment. Your airfares and accommodation and in-country travel costs are funded as part of your degree. There are also opportunities to travel to Prato, Italy, experience field trips in Australia or be part of our extensive overseas study programs.

Double degrees, Bachelor and Master’s

Increase your employability and diversify your skillset by pairing a Bachelor of Media Communication with a double degree* in Business, Marketing, Design, or Fine Art. *For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. Take advantage of the most extensive Bachelor and Master’s degree program in Australia and fast track to a higher qualification in just four years.

Jobs with a Communication and Media degree?

The skills learnt in the Media and Communication program are so versatile that our graduates work in a wide range of jobs: Social media managers, journalists, video producers, public relations professionals, media educators, television producers, radio broadcasters, publishers, content writers, film directors, researchers, and much more. Graduate employers include: Australian Football League (AFL); Herald Sun; The Age; Special Broadcasting Service (SBS); the Department of Premier and Cabinet; Tour De France; Australian Community Media; WorkForClimate; Vietnam Red Cross Humanity and Life News; Harvey Taylor; Havas Melbourne; Charles Darwin University. Find out more about our Bachelor of Media Communication graduates and their career stories.

Connect with us: You can follow Monash’s School of Media, Film and Journalism on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter .

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)
Qualification
Bachelor of Media Communication
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

The Monash Media Lab

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

A degree for today’s media world

Gain the skills and experience to excel in any media job with the Bachelor of Media Communication.

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
  • 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 3 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Courses and Units 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

    All other applicants apply directly to Monash using course code A2002

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    Semester two (July)

    Apply directly to Monash using course code A2002

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    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

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

    A$36,500

    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 fees

    The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

    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