Media and Communication

The ability to create content, and understand the role of communication in culture and society, opens doors to dynamic and rewarding career opportunities.

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Bachelor of Media and Communication

Learn practical skills and build a professional portfolio

Gain the confidence and skills to create, produce and present, building your own professional portfolio

Work on real projects for real clients

Design and produce projects including documentaries and podcasts with real industry clients

Live and breathe the media industry

Take part in placements with industry partners and media practitioners.

Media connects every aspect of our personal and professional lives

The ability to create content, and understand the role of communication in culture and society, opens doors to dynamic and rewarding career opportunities.

Throughout your degree you will be able to tailor the projects, portfolio opportunities, industry engagements, and projects towards your media area of interest. You will also undertake units from our Creative Curriculum, where you have the opportunity to create and share work with the public, build industry connections, undertake field trips, complete an industry placement, and build experience in work-integrated learning.

Study options in this degree

In addition to core skills and knowledge in Media and Communication, you can tailor your degree with studies in a wide range of areas, including:

Gain hand-on experience in filming and recording sound to competently editing and design your own short-films, radio segments and more. Your studies will also focus on production planning and storytelling.

You'll also have the opportunity to tap into Tasmania's vibrant screen and film industry, working on projects with industry experts across the state.

Develop a deep understanding of the theory and practice behind news production. You’ll also learn the craft of news writing, including research and interviewing.

Gain expertise in environmental, climate and science communication from journalists in the field. Develop your skills across multiple platforms in exciting internships with our local industry partners including the ABC, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) and the Mercury.

Learn to pitch to media and shape community perceptions of organisations, government and social issues. You'll have the opportunity to tackle big issues like health, housing, infrastructure and the environment in your own multimedia campaigns, co-created with community, government and industry partners.

Learn how to make a difference through powerful messaging and storytelling that can influence public opinion and policymaking while developing your skills in podcasting, videography and social media marketing.

Challenge yourself to rethink what it means to be part of an audience, and critically explore the relationship between media, culture, and social change.

The connection between technology and culture has never been greater. By understanding this relationship, you'll be empowered to understand the media machine and how you can use it for your own professional gain.

Practice the key elements of writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. You’ll be taken through the process of developing a script from conception.

Develop your skills in documentary and drama writing to create impactful outputs that reflect the diverse concerns of our communities. At the end of this unit you will develop a short fiction or non-fiction script which you can choose to bring to life your media production units.

Further study options

While the Bachelor of Media and Communication provides skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue a wide range of careers upon graduation, you may also wish to explore further study options.

For honours course information, please visit Bachelor of Media and Communication with Honours

Expand and specialise your communication skills with our postgraduate options in Strategic Communication

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

A degree in Media and Communication will prepare you to work in fast-paced and dynamic communications roles across a multitude of fields, including Tasmania’s booming screen industry. You’ll become a strategic and creative forward thinker with the ability to prepare content for a range of channels and audiences.

Apply your production and public speaking prowess in front of the camera as a news anchor or employ the same skills as the digital media spokesperson for a social cause. Cut through the noise as a radio producer or engage your understanding of media culture as a podcaster. Whatever your chosen medium or platform, you’ll have the confidence and initiative to create media that speaks to your audience.

Media and communications graduates are sought by many industries. These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years.^


Public Relations

Projected increase by 2024^


Advertising and

Projected increase by 2024^



Projected increase by 2024^

^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Feature Story

Media studies give Bronwyn’s passion a voice

“I didn’t have a very traditional path to University” reveals Bronwyn Lisson, final year Bachelor of Media and Communication student and co-host of Two Tassie Chicks Podcast.

But now, Bron is looking to her future in Tasmania’s media industry.

Read more about Bronwyn's story