Creative Industries

School of Communication

About the School

Our coursework provides excellent connections to industry as well as critical perspectives, analytical skills and hands-on opportunities in range of study areas:

  • digital media
  • media and entertainment industries
  • journalism
  • professional communication.

Find out more about our undergraduate communication courses

For those wishing to further their skills and knowledge through postgraduate study, we offer higher degree research supervision and postgraduate coursework.

Find out more about our Master of Digital Communication.

Find out more about the Master of Philosophy and the Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Communication and Media Studies at QUT is ranked first in Australia and number 16 in the world in the QS World University rankings by subject area. Our students analyse communication dynamics in local and international environments and develop the professional expertise required for employment in the rapidly evolving media and communication industries. Across every field of study in the School of Communication, students develop sophisticated written, spoken and visual literacies and engage with the digital transformation of media platforms, communication strategies and business models.

QUT is the only university that ranks well above world standard in Communication and Media Studies in every national research quality assessment exercise and our approach to teaching incorporates world-leading research by members of the QUT Digital Media Research Centre. Our research strengths include media industries scholarship, social media, user-led content creation (produsage), platform studies, technological ethics and digital cultures.


The School of Communication is comprised of an expert team of researchers and teaching staff.

School Management Team

Head of School

Professor Jane Stadler

Discipline Leaders

Associate Professor Stephen Harrington

Associate Professor Kevin Sanson

Program Director (Undergraduate Program Director)

Associate Professor Susan Carson

Postgraduate Course Coordinator

Associate Professor John Banks

Director – Digital Media Research Centre

Professor Jean Burgess

Higher Degree Research Training Coordinator

Associate Professor Peta Mitchell

School Coordinator

Mrs Carmen MacQueen

Executive Support Officer

Ms Wendy Freeman

Digital Media Research Centre


Professor Jean Burgess

Associate Director

Associate Professor Michael Dezuanni

Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham


Professor Axel Bruns

Capacity Building Professor

Professor Amanda Lotz

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Peta Mitchell


Dr Brendan Keogh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr David Myles

Centre Coordinator

Ms Caroline Keating

Data Scientist

Dr Brenda Moon

Senior Research Assistant

Dr Amber Marshall

Research Assistant

Ms Nicki Hall

Research Associates

Dr Marion McCutcheon

Dr Kim Osman

Technical Support Officer

Mr Ehsan Dehghan


Creative Industries Faculty

  • Postal address:
    QUT Creative Industries Faculty
    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059