Bachelor of Media and Communication

Choose Media and Communication at La Trobe

Study Public Relations, Journalism, Sport Journalism or Media and get the tools to work across the rapidly evolving media landscape.

  • Graduate career-ready with industry experience.
  • Learn from professionals with a range of media backgrounds.
  • Take the opportunity to do a third-year internship.
  • La Trobe is ranked in the Top 200 Universities in the world for Media/Communication studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016).

Choose one of four specialist streams:

  • Media and Communication (Journalism)
  • Media and Communication (Media Industries)
  • Media and Communication (Sport Journalism)
  • Media and Communication (Public Relations).

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.

You'll have a huge range of career options when you graduate, including in television, film, radio, print and online production, journalism, media law, marketing, advertising and communications.

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
  • work in the industry with media professionals.

Guaranteed entry

Current year 12 applicants with ATARs of 85 or above are guaranteed to recieve first-round offer for this course. Those with lower ATARs will be considered through the normal selection processes.

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Course structure

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
Global Citizenship 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

Introduction to 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
Media and Communication Elective SubjectElective Subject
Elective SubjectElective Subject

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

How to apply


Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.


Find out about how to apply as an international student.


Check out our pathway options for the best chance of getting into the course that you want.

Scholarships and financial support

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

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