Bachelor of Media and Communication

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This program allows you to specialise in Journalism, Media Industries, Sport Journalism or Public Relations. You'll practice writing and producing stories for different audiences across formats such as video, audio, and online platforms including blogs. You'll also develop skills in using social media, and learning how audiences are challenging and changing today's media landscape. The third-year internship offers hands-on experience relevant to the chosen major. Our lecturers include industry professionals from a range of media backgrounds. Depending on which majors are chosen, students will work in La Trobe's on-campus strategic communications agency, contribute to their publication, and have access to the latest AV production equipment. You can complement media and communications subjects with a range of related electives, or with electives from across the University. You'll also develop an understanding of the roles they will play as media and communications specialists.


Students complete one degree core subject at first year, and two degree core subjects at second year. Students choose a specialisation from Journalism, Media Industries, Sport Journalism or Public Relations. Students can complement their core subjects with electives in politics, languages, media production, history or English, or with electives from across the University.


  • Journalism
  • Media Industries
  • Sport Journalism
  • Strategic Communication

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


The public relations major in the Bachelor of Media and Communication has provisional accreditation from Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $98,400 No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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