La Trobe University

Bachelor of Media and Communication


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
3 years full-time
Annual tuition fee (A$)
32 800

Kickstart your career as an adaptable, multi-skilled media professional.

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Media and Communication is your introduction to an exciting, varied and creative field of work.

Depending on your career goals and choice of major, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • work in our on-campus strategic communication agency
  • join the editorial team at upstart
  • produce and present broadcast programs in our Upstart Media Hub.

You’ll also enjoy access to a full audio recording studio, digital editing suites, the latest AV production equipment and a three-camera TV studio.

Complement your communication subjects with electives such as politics, languages, media production, history, English, economics, science, IT and health.

More reasons to study Media and Communications at La Trobe.

  • Take advantage of our direct connections to Channel 7, Channel 9, ANZ, the Victorian Institute for the Blind, Melbourne WebFest and more
  • Learn from highly qualified staff with extensive media experience
  • Broaden your perspective with overseas study options in Florence, Oxford and the USA
  • Contribute to our award-winning documentary web series, Magnify Melbourne
  • Benefit from La Trobe’s successful alumni network. La Trobe Media and Communications graduates have gone on to work for The Age, The Project, AFL Media, Fox Footy and The Australian
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The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Specialisations, majors and minors


Write, produce, report on and present compelling stories for video, audio, mobile and online platforms.

Sport Journalism

Combine journalism studies with sports subjects. Take advantage of La Trobe Sport’s industry partners, including Carlton Football Club, Melbourne City FC and Melbourne Rebels.

Media Industries

Develop holistic skills in mobile storytelling, script writing and film and TV production. Shoot and edit across different smart devices, broadcast cameras, screens, workflows and platforms.

Public Relations

Learn how audience behaviour and social media is disrupting the media landscape, while mastering communications strategies for global audiences.
This major is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

The media sector is in constant demand for skilled employees. As a La Trobe graduate, you’ll be well placed to pursue careers in a diverse range of professions.

Career pathways include:

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Media and Communication (Public Relations) is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

32 800


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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