Diploma of Mass Media and Communications

La Trobe College Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03312D

This program offers an introduction to university studies in mass media and communications. By successfully completing the diploma students will be eligible for direct entry to second year of a La Trobe University media studies or journalism degree.


  • 8 units in total: 7 core
  • 1 elective. Units include: The Emerging Journalist
  • Writing for Media
  • Introduction to Strategic Communication
  • The Interview
  • Introduction to Screen and Sound
  • The Art of Being Human
  • Ideas that Shook the World
  • Making Media.


  • Mass media and communication

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Study pathways

This diploma leads to second year in the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (Communication); Bachelor of Arts (Media); Bachelor of Media and Communication (Journalism); Bachelor of Media and Communication (Media Industries); Bachelor of Media and Communication (Public Relations); Bachelor of Media and Communication (Sports Journalism). Some courses require a higher average mark for progression and quotas may apply.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bundoora Domestic: $24,080
International: $24,080

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