Bachelor of Media Communication

A degree for today’s media world

This is the first degree of its kind in Australia, offering an unparalleled mix of practice-based learning, theory and portfolio development. You’ll learn to focus on new ways of doing things, to challenge convention, and devise solutions that will take us into the next century.

Building on a selection of core units unique to this degree, you have the flexibility to then tailor the course to your interests by choosing your specialisation, and 8 free electives. In your third year, you can choose to either undertake an internship, or take on a major project in your area of interest.

Where this degree could take you

The skills learned in the Media and Communications program are so versatile that our graduates work in a wide range of areas. Here is just a selection:

  • Social media manager
  • Journalist
  • Video producer
  • Media content coordinator
  • Public relations professional
  • Digital communications strategist
  • Researcher
  • Media educator
  • Television producer
  • Radio broadcaster
  • Movie critic
  • Publisher
  • Content writer
  • Film director
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Location manager.


There are four specialisations to choose from. If you’re not sure which to pursue, you can start with two specialisations in first year, and make a decision in second year.

Industry connections and internship opportunities

Our students benefit from our key partnerships with flagship media organisations including: News Ltd, Fairfax, the ABC, and the Melbourne Press Club. These relationships provide internship opportunities where you will gain valuable work experience, and also provide the course with guest lecturers who share their expert professional knowledge and advice.

The Bachelor of Media Communication Advisory Board

Our advisory board members are media practitioners from leading media organisations and provide key connections to industry networks. Our annual BMC welcome lecture is a great opportunity for our students to talk to industry experts and gain insights and about the media landscape.

Final year internship or professional project

In your final year you'll have the opportunity to bring together your in-depth knowledge and skills with either an internship or professional project.

The Monash Media Lab

Graduate with a portfolio that will make you stand out. Core to this degree is developing your practical experience by building a portfolio of real work throughout your course.

Using the world-leading Monash Media Lab facilities you’ll be completely immersed in technical camera skills, lighting techniques, scripting, video editing, colour grading and more. From a documentary or short film, to a radio program or digital marketing campaign, you'll have a rich portfolio by the end of your degree for potential employers.

Study abroad

As Australia’s largest university, we offer you incredible global opportunities with our partners in China, Italy, the UK and beyond.

With partnerships with over 100 universities worldwide, a Centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia, you're spoilt for choice. Whether you want to go for two weeks or two semesters, there’s a program to suit your interests and needs.