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Master of Media and Communication

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

Develop advanced skills and knowledge in media, culture, new technology and communications with this Master of Media and Communication course.

This postgraduate course allows you to develop the skills that matter most to your career. Major areas of study open to you are: creative practice (creative writing, performance studies or screen production), professional writing and publishing, media practice (journalism or corporate media production), social and cultural inquiry (literary and cultural studies or social science and anthropology), and visualisation and interactive media.

This course is delivered on-campus at Curtin University, giving you face-to-face learning time with your peers and highly skilled instructors for a well-rounded educational experience that builds your professional network while you study.

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution (which may require industry experience); OR
  • Have completed a bachelor's degree with honours; OR
  • Have completed a graduate certificate; OR
  • Have completed a graduate diploma

Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this media and communication course, you will choose ONE major from the following:

  • Media practice major (MMedCom)
  • Professional writing and publishing major (MMedCom)
  • Visualisation and interactive media major (MMedCom)
  • Social and cultural inquiry major (MMedCom)
  • Creative practice major (MMedCom)

The subjects you may study include:

  • Ethics and the media professional
  • Making meanings
  • Narrating selves
  • Research methods in media, culture and creative arts
  • Professional communication project preparation
  • Advanced discipline project 1
  • Sports media internship
  • Professional or creative practice
  • Advanced discipline project 2

You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best.Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Media and Communication from Curtin University.

The major you select will influence the career options open to you. Opportunities include employment as a journalist, media presenter, writer, media liaison officer, audio and broadcasting technician, director, cinematographer, anthropologist and visualisation technology developer.

You may also work in media and corporate communications in state, federal and local government, business and industry, the not-for-profit sector, arts organisations and publishing.

Curious about where a career in communications could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Media Presenter
  • Film and Television Producer's Assistant
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Copywriter

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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