Media and Communication

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 communication courses at Swinburne.

Our media and communication 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.

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

Photo of Nancine, studying advertising and completing a work placement

Student experience


Getting great grades for your résumé is one thing, but getting great work experience? Unbeatable. That’s why advertising student Nancine applied for a marketing intern work placement role at Motorola Solutions.

“Hand on heart, it’s the best thing that I have ever decided to pursue.”      

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 Communication news

Media and Communication stories