Our program conducts cutting-edge research to understand how the flow of data, ideas, personal stories, and formats have shaped our culture and society.
Media and Communications at Melbourne
Working closely with industry, community, and government partners, we draw on diverse research approaches and critical theories to produce invaluable knowledge about the digitally connected world.
Media and Communications is a dynamic program within the University that emphasises a critical understanding of the fast-changing area of media and communications, equipping the next generation of media professionals with the skills needed to lead and manage during a time of unprecedented transformation.
Our academic staff are widely published academics, industry professionals, and leading researchers with broad expertise, including in:
- Marketing and strategic communication
- Public relations
- Media writing and editing
- Global media and society
- Digital content creation and platforms
- Community building
- Research methods
- Media technologies
Research streams and projects
Research in Media and Communications has a range of focuses, streams and projects including professional and marketing communication, digital life, social media platforms and governance, urban communication and culture.
Digital life – From cradle to grave
Researchers in this stream examine the role of new technologies in shaping our experiences of different aspects and stages of life.
Art Precincts and Cultural Participation in Networked Public Space
This project investigates new modes of cultural participation in urban public spaces.
Extremism and the Australian Imaginary
The project will use innovative temporal methods to assess the influence of extreme nationalist discourses on mainstream political discussion in Australia.
Study Media and Communications
Our program offers students a critical understanding of the fast-changing area of media and communications. Close links with media professionals enable students to develop the blend of conceptual and practical skills required for successful careers in media and other industries. We offer a comprehensive program from undergraduate major to PhD through our popular undergraduate and higher degree courses.
- Graduate Certificate in Arts
- Graduate Diploma in Arts
- Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced)
- Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced)
- Master of Global Media Communication
- Master of Marketing Communications
- Master of Arts (Thesis Only)
- Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis)
- Doctor of Philosophy – Arts
Students join us from across the world to work with internationally recognised experts join a vibrant and collegial learning community. Further opportunities are offered, supervised research and international exchanges that draw on the Program's global partner networks.
Meet our Media and Communications staff
Our staff are experts across a diverse range of fields including professional communication, marketing communications, digital life, social media platforms and governance, urban communication and culture, and others.