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Why study Media and Communication with us?

#1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary*

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Choose Media and Communication at Swinburne

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 communication professionals has never been more important. All businesses, governments and not-for-profits need to communicate and with a communication 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.

Browse our TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate media and communication course from over 10 discipline areas to find detailed course information, application dates, ATAR scores, fees, entry requirements and more. 

This Piece Of Paper_Breaks The Story

This Piece Of Paper_Breaks The Story

It’s this piece of paper – a Swinburne Bachelor of Media and Communication from Swinburne – that sparked Holly Dalton’s passion for the media. Now, she works for a media company in Melbourne where the cutting-edge skills she learned come in handy every day. At Swinburne, Holly got more than a piece of paper.

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.

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Study Advertising at Swinburne

Advertising graduate success

Discover the endless possibilities of studying a degree in media and communication 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

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  • Print magazines on a shelf in a shop
    • University

    Magazines were supposed to die in the digital age. Why haven’t they?

    In the classic comedy Ghostbusters (1984), newly hired secretary Janice raises the subject of reading, while idly flipping through the pages of a magazine. The scientist Egon Spengler responds with a brusque dismissal: “print is dead..”

    Wednesday 10 January 2024
  • Group of teenagers using mobile phones in hallway at high school.
    • Technology
    • Education

    TikTok has a startling amount of sexual content – and it’s way too easy for children to access

    Explicit content has long been a feature of the internet and social media, and young people’s exposure to it has been a persistent concern. This issue has taken centre stage again with the meteoric rise of TikTok. Despite efforts to moderate content, it seems TikTok’s primary focus remains on maximising user engagement and traffic, rather than creating a safe environment for users.

    Monday 20 November 2023