Communications and media studies

About communications and media studies

Whether it’s in our relationships, professions or political and cultural engagement, our lives are increasingly played out in and through media. As the world becomes more connected, there’s an important need for people who can navigate the complexities of the dynamic media landscape.

Why study communications and media studies?

Digital media are changing our world – let’s make it better. Some of the areas we explore are new media, youth media, communications ethics, policy and law, climate change communication, video games, sex and the media, and digital literatures.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MajorNote Caulfield, Clayton
MinorNote Caulfield, Clayton

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

What a week: Communication and media studies

In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students hear from industry practitioners about where a Communication and media studies major can take them.

Career options

  • Public relations
  • Marketing Management
  • Communications expert
  • Social media manager
  • International consultancy
  • International development

Overseas opportunities

As a Monash student you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is studying at a Monash campus abroad, and you'll have Malaysia, India, China or Prato (Italy) to choose from.

"You really don’t understand how much you’ve learnt until working alongside journalists in the field."

- Tash Lewis, Bachelor of Arts (Double major Journalism and Psychology)