Media and Communications offers students foundational knowledge for the 21st century. It equips students with a critical understanding of the constantly changing global media environments and technologies, and provides core research and professional skills valued across a range of media sectors. The wide array of subjects that comprise the Media and Communications major cover key developments in media industries, new communication technologies, and their impact on politics, society and culture. While the main focus is on Australia and the Asia-Pacific, the course has a global orientation, reflecting today’s increasingly interconnected media systems, markets, and production ecologies of contemporary digital networks.
The Media and Communications program has as its objectives that graduates:
- are enabled to develop a comprehensive overview of the media's place in today's society, economy and culture, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region;
- are provided with the fundamental written communication skills required by successful journalists and other media professionals;
- will achieve an understanding of new communication technologies and their impact on the fast changing global media environment;
- are trained to think across media- a skill of increasing importance for the next generation of media professionals and media researchers;
- will appreciate the value of an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Media and Communications.
Not all Media and Communications subjects are available as breadth.