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

La Trobe University's Bachelor of Media and Communication allows you to specialise in Journalism, Media Industries, Sport Journalism or Public Relations.

You'll practice writing and producing compelling stories for different audiences across formats such as video, audio, and online platforms including blogs and mobile applications. You'll also develop skills in using social media, and learn how audiences are both challenging and changing today's media landscape. We offer a third-year internship that gives you hands-on experience relevant to your major in the media industry.

Your lecturers include industry professionals from a range of media backgrounds. Depending on your major, you'll work in our on-campus strategic communications agency, contribute to our own publication, upstart, and have access to the latest AV production equipment, a three-camera TV studio and 24-hour digital editing suites, and a full audio recording studio.

You can complement your media and communications subjects with a range of electives including politics, languages, media production, history and English, or by choosing electives from across the University in areas such as economics, commerce, science, information technology and health. You'll also develop an understanding of the media's social, political and economic roles, and the role you will play as a media and communications specialist.

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): minimum score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: a minimum score of 600 with a score of 6 or better in the Test of Written English or

TOEFL Internet-based Test: a minimum score of 96 with a minimum score for Speaking, Listening, Reading of 20, Writing of 24 or

La Trobe Melbourne (LTM) Foundation Studies 80% final result in course.

Career outcomes

Depending on which major you enrol in, you'll be skilled to take up roles in TV and audio production, digital content, screenwriting, reporting, social media and emerging digital content production platforms and developing public relations campaigns. Our journalism graduates have gone on to roles in print, broadcast and online journalism. Our media graduates have gone on to work as an Executive Producer with Channel 9 and an event consultant at International Musicians League, New York.

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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