Bachelor of Media and Communication

La Trobe University

This program allows you to specialise in Journalism, Media Industries, Sport Journalism or Public Relations. You'll practice writing and producing stories for different audiences across formats such as video, audio, and online platforms including blogs. You'll also develop skills in using social media, and learning how audiences are challenging and changing today's media landscape. The third-year internship offers hands-on experience relevant to the chosen major. Our lecturers include industry professionals from a range of media backgrounds. Depending on which majors are chosen, students will work in La Trobe's on-campus strategic communications agency, contribute to their publication, and have access to the latest AV production equipment. You can complement media and communications subjects with a range of related electives, or with electives from across the University. You'll also develop an understanding of the roles they will play as media and communications specialists.

Course Fee:

International: $98,400

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Students complete one degree core subject at first year, and two degree core subjects at second year. Students choose a specialisation from Journalism, Media Industries, Sport Journalism or Public Relations. Students can complement their core subjects with electives in politics, languages, media production, history or English, or with electives from across the University.

Subjects you can Study:

Journalism; Media Industries; Sport Journalism; Strategic Communication


The public relations major in the Bachelor of Media and Communication has provisional accreditation from Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 6 years
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 3 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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