Bachelor of Communication (Media)
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: BP221
- CRICOS code: 048667E/055813G
- Campus: City campus
This program will provide you with a broad knowledge of all aspects of media, and put you in a strong position to pursue your career goals.
You'll learn how to analyse media products in the broader historical, critical and cultural context. In the core professional stream, you will learn all facets of the production process - writing, scripting, shooting, sound and image recording and editing, broadcasting and publishing.
Graduates are creative thinkers and problem-solvers employed across a wide range of industry sectors. The program's distinctive integration of professional training and academic study exposes you to all facets of production, as well as teaching you to analyse media products in broader historical, critical and cultural contexts.
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You will study how to read, write and publish work - using text, audio and video - in traditional and digital, online, converged and networked media. You will also explore the creative and critical application of these skills in a wide range of areas relevant to academic study and the media industries.
You will apply these media literacies to more specialised contexts, selecting television or radio as a professional specialisation, plus study emerging areas like networked and interactive media.
The emphasis is on advanced project work, which integrates and develops previously acquired theoretical, practical and professional knowledge. You will direct your own learning, producing media projects with an academic and/or industry focus.
The communication and contextual studies strands let you to develop critical and analytical skills, theoretical knowledge and research expertise with which to better understand and evaluate your and others work.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
RMIT Media is widely recognised by employers for its industry-ready graduates.
A Program Advisory Committee of senior industry figures representing the film and television, radio, screen culture, internet and mobile media industries meet regularly to ensure the program stays relevant.
Take advantage of the many opportunities offered by RMITV, our student-run television station broadcasting on Channel 31.
You can also work with the ABC and independent radio broadcasters 3RRR FM and SYN FM.
Final-year students work on various industry-linked projects and undertake 80 hours of professional work attachment.
Course content is further complemented with guest lectures by external industry professionals.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You can work in Australia and overseas in:
- the film and television industry
- public and commercial radio
- internet and mobile media
- screen culture
- the music and games industries
- the government sector.
Students have the option to study overseas for a semester as an exchange or Study Abroad student.
Program entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 70%.
For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to an Australian Year 12, see the Entry requirements by country web page.
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Statement: If you have completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program more than 12 months ago, you must include with your application a statement outlining reasons for wanting to study Media, details of any prior experience in the industry, and demonstrate awareness of the current media landscape, its evolution, and its effect on the media industry.
Interview: You may be interviewed, either in person or via phone/Skype.
English language requirements:
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
- Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
How to apply
1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
2. Ensure you have your supporting documents ready - this includes certified copies of all academic transcripts.
3. Complete and submit your application using one of the following options:
- Apply online. Please read these important notes before proceeding.
- Print and complete the Application form for international students (PDF 315 KB 4p) and submit following the instructions on the form.
- Use a registered RMIT representative in your country.
There are no application deadlines for international students; however, we encourage you to apply early as acceptance into programs is subject to the availability of places. An application fee may apply.
Learn more about the International application process.
- In addition to tuition fees you are required to pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- All international student visa holders are required to maintain valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
- Here is an estimate cost of living you can expect to pay each year.
RMIT graduates of these programs are eligible for exemptions:
- Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting
- Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
- An Honours year is available.
Media and Communication
For further information about this program, please make an enquiry.
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.