Master of Media and Communication

Curtin University

This course is designed for those seeking to develop advanced skills and understanding of media and communication practice in the current environment. You will develop critical and analytical understandings, as well as practical and professional skills orientated towards a career in one of the related disciplines, or in a combination of those disciplines. You will also gain generic skills that are valuable in a range of situations, including leadership, problem-solving and working collaboratively in a team, and will be encouraged to apply and test these skills and understandings through critically informed practice in the form of a professionally-orientated project which is extended with the opportunity to engage directly in a professional or creative industry environment. You may engage in the disciplines of Creative Writing, Performance Studies or Screen Production through the Creative Practice major; in Journalism or Corporate Media Production through the Media Practice major; in Literary and Cultural Studies or Social Science and Anthropology through the Social and Cultural Inquiry major; in Professional Writing and Publishing through its respective major; or in Visualisation Technologies through its respective major:

Course Fee:

Australian: $35,400
International: $61,600

Entry Requirements:

Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a bachelor degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate or graduate diploma. Specifically, applicants who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than those listed below will be required to complete the full two year (full-time equivalent), while those who have an undergraduate degree in one of the listed disciplines may be approved to enter the program after the first semester and therefore complete the program in 1.5 years (full-time equivalent). The disciplines you may study in this program are: Corporate Media Production, Creative Writing, Journalism, Literary and Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Professional Writing and Publishing, Screen Production, Social Science and Anthropology, and Visualisation Technologies


Master degrees (coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. This program also contains a range of majors for students to choose from. In the first semester of the program, you will undertake two core units designed to introduce you to critical and conceptual theories relating to media and communication, as well as two units specific to your chosen discipline area. This semester is intended to provide you with the necessary foundation on which to build skills and abilities throughout the remaining three semesters. In those semesters, you will again take core units to develop research skills and prepare for your masters project as well as units from one of the five majors which allow you to build on and extend your discipline-specific skills and understandings

Subjects you can Study:

Creative practice; Media practice; Professional writing and publishing; Social and cultural inquiry; Visualisation technologies

Study Pathways:

Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: MC-MEDCOM

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Media Presenter, Writer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Part time 4 years
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 2 years

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The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

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