Bachelor of Communication - Media

RMIT University

This course integrates practical production, conceptual analysis, creative practice and critical reflection with professional industry knowledge. Learning takes place within project-based studio environments in which students actively participate and develop skills in key aspects of contemporary media production processes. Students study core subjects in media with complementary studies that promote analytical and research skills, and suggest future directions for the media industries. The broader learning experience is enhanced through focused studies in Asian media and culture, Cinema studies, Political economy, Literary studies or Approaches to popular culture. In addition, students can choose subjects from a range of electives. Students are offered many opportunities to work beyond the classroom through industry partnerships, internships and international exchanges/study tours.

Course Fee:

International: $86,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisites: Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 35 in English (any)


The Bachelor of Communication (Media) combines studying a professional subject with a contextual studies specialisation and a choice of subjects taken from a range of School and University-wide electives. Professional studies - In the professional strand courses you will learn hands-on ways to produce media - using text, audio and video - in traditional and digital, online, converged and networked environments. You will also explore the creative and critical application of these skills in a wide range of scenarios relevant to academic study and the media industries. Contextual studies - You will study one of five contextual strands as part of your degree program. The five contextual strands are: Asian Media and Culture; Cinema Studies; Politics Economies Communication; Literary Studies; Approaches to Popular Culture. Electives - Throughout your degree, you will also have the chance to select a number of courses - Many of these are from closely-related media and communication areas.

Subjects you can Study:

Asian media and culture, Broadcast media production, Cinema, Communication, Film production, Internet and multimedia, Literature, Live media, Media, Media industries, New media, Online media production, Politics and economies, Popular culture, Radio production, Social media production, Video production.

Study Pathways:

RMIT graduates of these programs are eligible for exemptions: Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting, Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen OR Interactive Plan). An Honours year is available. High performing graduates of the Bachelor of Communication (Media) are well placed to take up further study either to pursue a particular research interest through Honours or by taking a postgraduate Masters' qualification.

Further information:

The types of careers this qualification leads to may include director, producer, director of photography, screenwriter, camera operator, editor, post-production supervisor, production manager, art director, casting agent, marketer, publicist, radio presenter, radio programmer, journalist, film festival director, curator, film and TV critic, distributor, venue coordinator, website developer, content developer, social media producer, writer, media seller and buyer, and digital media strategist.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 78.25 No Full time 3 years
City 78.25 No Part time 6 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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