Media and Communication, Bachelor

Media and Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
This course is centred on the distribution of creative content including an emphasis on new media, television, radio, print, the internet, mobile technologies, movies, advertising, public relations and music. It also encompasses media research and media policy so you will understand how the media works, its impacts on society, and the issues which shape public debate about the media.


Have you ever wondered who decides what kind of content you can download to your mobile phone or the style of Google ads that display on your friends’ blog sites? Are you interested in media technologies or exploring the many ways in which we communicate, both organisationally and individually?

This course is centred on the distribution of creative content including an emphasis on new media, television, radio, print, the internet, mobile technologies, movies, advertising, public relations and music. It also encompasses media research and media policy so you will understand how the media works, its impacts on society, and the issues which shape public debate about the media.

Why choose this course? You will graduate with specialist skills in a growth area, and understand the practicalities and influence of the media industry. You will gain an appreciation of the many media jobs which exist and the transferability of your skills across a range of industries. In your third year you will investigate and map the local media sector for the industry- acclaimed Brisbane Media Map project. You will interview key media people and build your professional networks. You will also gain industry exposure through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations. Students have completed placements with Network Ten, Brisbane Festival, Hyperplex Cinemas and BBS Communications Group. QUT combines education for the real world with a global academic reputation in the media and communications field. Practical skills are taught within an informed theoretical context by staff who are actively engaged in leading-edge research.Career outcomes Graduates use their skills for a variety of professional functions across all industry sectors. Many work in marketing communications, public relations or corporate communications. Others apply their broad media knowledge in advertising, either as sales executives for media outlets or as media planners and buyers for advertising agencies. Careers exist in audience and market research, and collating and analysing audience data to help media outlets better understand who their audiences are and how they are interacting with their product. Graduates find employment in media policy development in the public sector and private enterprise. Some gain employment as digital content managers as there is a need for people who understand the industry, audiences, technology and policy and can use their knowledge to communicate content to the right people in the best possible manner. QUT is a leader in media and communication research. If you are a high-achieving student, you can consider research pathways to prepare you for further study and research including the honours track.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

QUT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Your course
Year 1
  • establish your knowledge in communication practice and theory, media research and audience analysis
  • understand media and communication industries, products and policies in Australia and internationally
  • develop essential creative industries skills in written, spoken and visual communication
  • advance your knowledge on the social and cultural impact of emerging media technologies, media regulation and ownership
  • undertake case studies, practical work and independent research
Year 2
  • advance your communication skills
  • learn about global and multicultural consumer cultures and virtual communities though practical activities
  • investigate online identities and web-based hubs
  • create your own content and contribute to a variety of web productions
  • enhance your skills through elective units
Year 3
  • increase your employability through opportunities to apply your knowledge and gain industry experience
  • work in team environments with industry professionals though internships, service learning or creative industries projects
  • be a major contributor to the Brisbane Media Map project
  • use research skills to investigate Australian media outlet audiences while making industry contacts
  • opportunities to develop specialised research projects with leading scholars

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13400 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 AUD per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    3300 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 AUD per module and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

National: CSP $3300 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review).

International: $13400 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.These scholarships are available for this course:
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)
  • Creative Industries International Scholarship
  • Equity scholarships scheme

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