• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

Overview

Taught by industry professionals, the Media and Communication: Media Studies Major at Swinburne Online will equip you with the skills to write for print, broadcast and digital media, create engaging cross-platform content, and produce digital media projects.

You will learn about globalisation, media ethics and social media, and how to reach audiences effectively through both traditional and digital media.

With this qualification you will be ready for a range of roles within the media and communications industry, from radio production to advertising.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Professional Communication

Build your skills and confidence as a professional communicator.

  • Intercultural Communication

Learn how to effectively communicate within a multicultural society.

  • Campaign Planning

Create engaging PR strategies and implement campaigns across multiple platforms.

  • Writing

Develop industry-specific writing skills that will allow you to effectively engage and influence your audience.

  • Digital Communities

Explore how social media and online communities impact how we communicate with each other.

Career Opportunities

  • Marketing Officer

Assist management with the marketing activity for a company or client.

  • Public Relations Officer

Develop and implement communication strategies to promote information about an organisation to the public.

  • Digital Marketing Specialist

Develop and implement digital strategies designed to increase online traffic to a company’s website.

  • Radio Production Coordinator

Maintain production schedules for radio and liaise with talent.

  • Communications Coordinator

Develop internal and external messaging on behalf of a company.

  • Digital Media Account Manager

Lead strategic digital media planning, buying and implementation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Communicating Online
  • Professional Communication Practice
  • Media Content Creation
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Screen Studies: Movies, Television, and Ourselves
  • Innovation Cultures: Perspectives on Science and Technology
  • Global Media Industries
  • Screen Franchising and Innovation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

CRICOS 00111D

Non-Year 12 entry:

  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees) or equivalent. Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Year 12 entry:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20580 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 61740 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6564 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19698 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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