36 months
43500 AUD/year
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Kick-start your career in the fast-paced world of media and communications with the Media and Communication - Media Studies Major at Swinburne Online. 

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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.

    What you will learn

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

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.
  • Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Year 12 entry:

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43500 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic - $43,500 per full program.


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.

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