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What will I learn?

In an age where social media storytelling, data-driven journalism, user experience considerations and community engagement have replaced traditional one-way journalism, the heart of content creation and dissemination is an exciting place to be.

Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced media professional, this degree will give you the skills you need to expertly respond to the challenges associated with the changing mediascape, in an ethical context. It focuses on digital production, distribution, and audience communication and engagement strategies, as well as on online journalism and media practices. Armed with such contemporary knowledge and skills, you’ll accelerate your career in fast-moving contemporary media and communications environments across the world.

Course Requirements

A course may be comprised of up to three zones: Foundation, Core, and Flexible.

Foundation zone: this zone provides the foundational knowledge needed to succeed in the course if you are coming from a different disciplinary background.

Core zone: this zone is compulsory and covers the specific disciplinary or professional requirements of the course.

Flexible zone: this zone provides breadth to the course and is comprised of elective units.

Career Opportunities


  • Advertising and PR specialist
  • Arts and cultural administrator
  • Creative media entrepreneur
  • Creative media marketing and promotion specialist
  • Global communications adviser
  • Government arts policy adviser or cultural attaché
  • Government communications policy adviser
  • Media policy and strategy adviser
  • Media writer
  • Multiplatform and interactive media producer
  • Online and social media content creator
  • Online content producer (screen, music, arts and beyond)
  • Production manager
  • Screenwriter


  • Advertising agencies
  • Broadcast and community media
  • Creative agencies
  • Government
  • Higher education
  • Media agencies
  • Multimedia or digital agencies
  • NGOs
  • Production studios - film, TV and sound
  • Self-employment
  • Web agencies

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,000.00 (17,95,430) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; GPA of (5.00 out of 7.00) or (3.00 out of 4.00) or overseas equivalents; Recent successful completion of specified prerequisite units at tertiary level.

For international students

AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or

AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent, and two years relevant approved work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learning

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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


About Macquarie University

Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, students discover passions and pursue career goals at a global leader in tertiary education.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes