Bachelor of Media and Communication

Choose Media and Communication at La Trobe 

Our Bachelor of Media and Communication gives you the tools to work across the rapidly evolving media landscape. You'll have a huge range of career options when you graduate, including television, film, radio, print and online production, journalism, media law, marketing, advertising and communications.

We'll get you career-ready with specialist options and industry experience. You choose your focus: Journalism, Media Industries, Sport Journalism or Public Relations. You'll have access to industry professionals from a range of media backgrounds, and you'll learn to produce stories for different audiences and develop your social media skills. You'll also have the opportunity to do a third-year industry internship that relates to your chosen major.

Career opportunities with a Bachelor of Media and Communication

Our graduates have worked at:

  • Channel 9 as an executive producer
  • International Musicians League (New York) as an event consultant
  • the ABC as a sports broadcaster
  • the McGrath Foundation as a campaign officer.

Course info

Location

Melbourne

Length of course

  • Three years full time or part time equivalent.

Cost

  • $6040 per year (based on typical first year fees with a deferred HECS-HELP loan). Find out more.

Selection criteria

Year 12 results (within 5 years of finishing)

You will be selected based on your ATAR score, GPA, STAT Multiple Choice and/or an essay. 

Guaranteed entry (Year 12 applicants only)
Year 12 applicants with ATARs of 85 or above will receive Guaranteed Entry in first-round offers. Those with lower ATARs will be considered through the normal selection processes.

TAFE results or work experience

You will be selected based on relevant TAFE results, work experience and/or an essay if you're not a Year 12 school leaver.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
  • Bonus points apply for a study score of 25 or more in any Humanities, Legal Studies or Psychology or a study score of 20 in any LOTE with an overall maximum of 12 points.

What you'll learn

How to:

  • write and produce compelling stories for different audiences
  • work across multiple media formats like video, audio, blogs and mobile apps
  • use social media for a purpose
  • deal with a changing media landscape
  • work in the industry with media professionals.

Course Content

This course gives you the opportunity to choose your focus, with majors in Journalism, Media Industries, Sport Journalism or Public Relations. You'll be prepared to work in your major's industry through a mix of core subjects and electives.

Depending on your major, you'll work in our on-campus strategic communications agency, contribute to our digital publication, upstart, and take advantage of our AV production equipment, three-camera TV studio, 24-hour digital editing suites and full audio recording studio.

In your final year, you'll have the chance to do practical placement through our extensive industry networks.

First year subjects

Journalism major

Semester 1

Semester 2

The Emerging Journalist

The Interview

Making Media

Writing for Media

Elective Subject

Elective Subject

Elective Subject

Elective Subject

Media Industries major

Semester 1Semester 2
Making MediaThe Interview
Elective SubjectWriting for Media
Elective SubjectElective Subject
Elective SubjectElective Subject

Sport Journalism major

Semester 1

Semester 2

The Emerging Journalist

The Interview

Making Media

Writing for Media

Sport Management

Sport Marketing

Elective Subject

Elective Subject

Public Relations major 

Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to Strategic CommunicationCampaigns: Strategies, Analysis and Design
Writing for Strategic Communication Writing for Media
Elective SubjectElective Subject
Elective SubjectElective Subject

Please note: these are sample course structures only. For full details, see the handbook. Once you've chosen your subjects, you can see your provisional timetable.

Scholarships and financial support

You might also be eligible for other scholarships from La Trobeexternal scholarships or financial support from La Trobe.


How to apply

Direct

Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.

International

Find out about how to apply as an international student.

Pathways

There are a number of pathway options such as La Trobe Melbourne and Foundation Studies that are designed to give you the best chance of getting into your ideal course.

Check out some of our many other pathway options available.


Not quite what you're looking for?

You may also be interested in our Bachelor of Arts.

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