School of Communication

A top-ranked school for providing communication and media studies with links to world-leading research.

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About our school

Communication and Media Studies at QUT is ranked first in Australia and number 17 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.


Our coursework provides excellent connections to industry as well as critical perspectives, analytical skills and hands-on learning opportunities.

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Our research strengths include media industries scholarship, social media, user-led content creation (produsage), platform studies, technological ethics and digital cultures.

Digital Media Research Centre


Meet our academic staff including Head of School and discipline coordinators.

Our disciplines

Advertising and Public Relations

Digital Media

Entertainment Industries


Professional Communication

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Australian and NZ students

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3138 2000

Research students

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Industry engagement

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