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:

Australian: $86,400
International: $92,160

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 61.45 No Part time 6 years
City 61.45 No Full time 3 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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