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Master of Arts

MMediaComm(Curtin) - MC-MEDCOM Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

This dynamic master degree will help you develop advanced skills and knowledge in media, culture, new technology and communications, while strengthening your ability to creatively solve problems.

You will study a number of core units to introduce you to critical and conceptual theories in media and communication and to develop research skills. You will also study units in your chosen discipline.

In the second half of this degree you will apply these skills and understandings in the form of a professionally orientated project, with the opportunity to engage directly in a professional or creative industry environment.

Major areas of study: 

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree or equivalent qualification (which may require industry experience), a bachelor degree with honours, a graduate certificate or a graduate diploma.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


  • You may shorten your course by a maximum of six months if you receive CRL
  • The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $17,700*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

If you have a background in media and communications, you may be eligible for 100 points of CRL.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Depending on which major you graduate from, you may work at a high level as a journalist, media presenter, writer, media liaison officer, audio and broadcasting technician, director, cinematographer, anthropologist and visualisation technology developer.

You may work in media and corporate communications in state, federal and local government, business and industry, the not-for-profit sector, arts organisations and publishing.

Further Studies

This course provides a pathway to doctoral research.

If you intend to undertake a PhD you must complete the Advanced Critical Reflection unit and achieve a course weighted average of 70 or higher.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • You will be taught by highly qualified, experienced and dedicated media academics and professionals.
  • The course includes an extensive practical component that gives you an opportunity to network with industry professionals and graduate with a portfolio of work.
  • You will gain communication, research, analytical and critical skills useful in many careers and industries. Our graduates enjoy an excellent reputation as professionals and as creative practitioners.

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