Media and Communications

Getting the message across begins with understanding the power of words.

We believe the digital age is rapidly transforming the way we communicate. For this reason, there’s never been a better time to begin a media career. That’s why we offer media and communications courses at Swinburne.

Our media and communications courses take you on an exploration of news, advertising and the evolution of media. Together, we investigate the power of words and images, and how they affect the way we think. You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge conventions, realise your potential and explore exciting career options: It’s just a matter of choosing the course that suits the future you can picture. No matter which direction you choose, you’ll learn under the guidance of real industry professionals.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace.

A media and communications course could lead to a future advertising, art direction, journalism, multimedia, production and beyond.

We think it’s an experience that makes the adventure worth taking.
Come, see for yourself.

Journalism graduate success

Follow Kirstie’s journey from undertaking a football PR internship as part of her Journalism degree to becoming Communications Manager – Community for AFL Victoria. The skills she learned in new media helped Kirstie future-proof her career.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Media and Communication with a major in Journalism

Advertising graduate success

Discover the endless possibilities of studying a degrees in media and communications at Swinburne. Advertising graduate, Johanna, made industry connections through her lecturers and she’s excited to start her career.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Media and Communication with a major in Advertising

A group of students participating in UniPollWatch 2016 are seated outside The George building.

Student experience


A world-first project initiated and led by Swinburne is giving journalism students around Australia the opportunity to have their articles published by The Guardian Australia, as they report on the 2016 federal election campaign.      

Media and Communications news

Media and Communications stories