Media Industries

Making media begins with understanding how content is created and circulated.

The media are central to communication in contemporary culture and to thinking and acting globally. The media also influence how we understand ourselves and others, and the challenges our world faces.

Media industries provides a global perspective informed by contemporary theory to help you understand how media can also be used to trigger social change. You’ll learn about the business of media, the ideas that drive it and the work that goes into making it. We offer a holistic understanding of media production and consumption across multiple platforms, including digital video, podcasting and social media. It’s our way of ensuring you graduate with the skills to get ahead in media and in an increasingly globalised environment.

Future careers can be found as media and communication advisers and strategists in multimedia organisations, international outlets, journalism broadcasting, policy and government.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning is a key part of the Swinburne Advantage. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking.

Bachelor of Arts graduate Maeve Wood profile shot for testimonial

Since graduating in 2014, I’ve worked in a number of media and marketing roles at Netball Victoria, Tennis Australia and now The University of Melbourne. Swinburne’s practical classes combined with the high standard of teachers provides you with real-world knowledge that will assist you in finding a job sooner.


Bachelor of Arts

Media industries courses

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