• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Kick-start your career in the fast-paced world of media and communications with a Bachelor of Media and Communication: Media Studies Major at Swinburne Online. You will learn how to write for print, broadcast and digital media, create engaging cross-platform content, and produce digital media projects. 

About

Taught by industry professionals, this Bachelor of Media and Communication: Media Studies Major at Swinburne Online will see you become a skilled media professional. You will learn how to write for print, broadcast and digital media, create engaging cross-platform content, and produce digital media projects. 

By gaining an understanding of globalisation, media ethics and social media, you will be able to effectively reach an audience through both traditional and digital media. You’ll graduate with a broad skill set that will prepare you for a range of roles within the media and communications industry, from radio production to advertising.

Career opportunities

  • 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
  • Digital Communities
  • Sports/ Advertising/ Media
  • Media Platforms and Practices
  • Media and Communications Project A
  • Researching Social Media Publics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

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.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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