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What will I learn?

Employers are looking for people who can think strategically, be creative, communicate strongly, work in teams and problem-solve. Skills you’ll be developing when you study our Media and Communication degree.

Here, you’ll be multi-skilling, working with peers on diverse and exciting projects and adapting to an ever-changing media world. Students acquire knowledge about the cultural impact of the media and gain critical insights to make a meaningful contribution to the local and global communication industries and wider society. We encourage flexibility, so you can specialise in Advertising, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Public Relations, Photomedia or Screen Production. Or maybe two of these areas. Or pair one with a major from Arts or Design. It’s your journey, so choose where you want to go! Whatever your chosen path, you can expect to be guided by highly qualified staff, including award-winning practitioners, teachers, and world standard cultural studies academics. You’ll have opportunities for placements and real-world projects, thanks to our strong links with industry. And the students you meet and work with at ECU will probably become industry colleagues of the future.

Course Learning Outcomes

Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical/practical Media and Communication situations

Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex Media & Communication knowledge/problems

Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate Media and Communication solutions/responses

Use digital technologies and Media and Communication related literacy to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources

Communicate Media and Communication knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence

Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence

Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate disciplinary methods

Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship and/or professional practice

Career Opportunities

This degree provides students with advanced communication and critical engagement skills that are essential in a wide range of professions.

Possible future job titles

Broadcaster, Journalist, Writer, Public Relations Consultant, Communications Officer, Film Maker, Script Writer, Social Media Analyst, Content Creator, Media Commentator

Majors

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting and Digital Journalism
  • Media and Cultural Studies
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Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Humanities

CRICOS

0100520

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,900.00 (16,73,889) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,900; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Mount Lawley Campus

2 Bradford Street,

MOUNT LAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6050, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,900.00 (16,73,889) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,900; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma plus SAT Standard Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1500 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1090 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math; Higher Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1875 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1330 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math. Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169; or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 including TWE of 5.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5% of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections