Bachelor of Media and Communication From La Trobe University

Program Overview

Print. Online. Radio. TV. Podcasts. Social media. Mobile storytelling. There are many ways to create content and break the news. As digital storytelling rapidly evolves, employers need graduates who are more than just writers or presenters. They need producers, designers, videographers and podcasters – people who understand the core elements of a powerful story, with the technical skills to make stories shine.

With La Trobe's Bachelor of Media and Communication, you'll learn how to tell stories across any medium. Graduate with a portfolio of work, industry experience and specialised knowledge to meet the demands of the rapidly changing media and communication landscape. With majors in journalism, sports media, media industries, creative and professional writing, or marketing – you can make your degree your own.

Cover news and feature stories as part of Upstart and Upstart Live. Industry-grade newsroom boasts a three-camera television studio, professional radio broadcast spaces, a dedicated audio recording studio and digital editing suites. You'll experience the adrenaline of live television and radio broadcasting as a presenter, producer and vision switcher – all under the mentorship of highly experienced teachers.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Making Media
  • Writing For Media
  • Media, Law And Ethics
  • Using Social Media

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 33,600 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

Media and communications graduates can launch a career in a range of industries including news and media, sports, health or politics. Possible options include:

  • Journalist
  • Social media manager
  • Videographer
  • Media and communications manager


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