Media and Communication courses and degrees

Our media and communication courses not only show you the history, evolution and present issues regarding news, advertising and the media, they teach you how words and images can change the world.


In the digital age, the work of media and communications professionals has never been more important. All businesses, governments and not-for-profits need to communicate and with a communications degree, you can move into journalism, production, advertising, PR, or any number of other creative pursuits. Use your skills to harness the right message, to the right people, at the right time.

Why study with us?

#1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary*

 Free access to Adobe Creative Cloud#

Study Journalism at Swinburne

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.

Get a taste of our courses

  • GRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT

    Conducting communications at Metro trains

    Every day, 415,000 Melburnians take the train for their commute. It’s Liz Grabham’s job to keep every passenger in the loop with the current rail projects, and ensure they’re aware of their transport options and can plan their journey accordingly.

Study Advertising at Swinburne

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.

*The median starting salary for our graduates is equal highest in the state. QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017–2019

#Get free access to the Creative Cloud and over 20+ apps

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