Writing for the masses is about understanding the communications channels.
We believe mass communication requires an understanding of current media theories and skills of the digital age. That’s why we offer Media Studies at Swinburne.
Media Studies is an opportunity to explore writing for print, broadcast and digital media, while uncovering the latest media theories. You’ll also have the chance to engage in debate about current news topics. These include globalisation, media ownership, policy and regulations, digital technologies and social media. Hands-on, digital and communication experience is also a strong component of Media Studies. You’ll develop this expertise through practical project units.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in interactive content creation, journalism, radio, public relations, communications research, advertising, digital media production and more.
The options for studying abroad at Swinburne have allowed me to travel the world. I've developed key international business connects, improved my critical thinking skills and have studied global industries.
Studying media studies
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 allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. 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. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.
Take on a Grand Challenge
Is the Great Australian Dream of a quarter acre block dead? Will we be renters for life? How can we afford decent housing? In her final-year Grand Challenges project, Joanna Hajjar (pictured) wrestled with those questions and developed solutions alongside experts and fellow students.
You too could dive into a Grand Challenge of your own, covering topics like sustainable cities or digital transformations in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Transitions.
Media studies courses