Study media and communication

As leaders in technology and the creative industries, we offer an important edge to professionals in this specialist field.

Why study media and communication at QUT?

  • Learn to successfully present and distribute tailored content to target audiences in a variety of formats.
  • Learn about the effects of the media on society, and how issues presented in the media shape public discussion.
  • Develop both practical skills and theoretical knowledge from staff who are undertaking leading research.

Real-world skills

In our courses, you'll learn practical and theoretical skills about the ways organisations and individuals communicate in the media. You'll learn how to combine knowledge of industry, audiences, technology and policy to successfully communicate content to the right people in the best way.

You'll graduate with specialist skills in a growing field, and understand the important influence of the media industry. You'll learn how the media works by studying media research and policy to understand the effects of media on society, and the issues that shape public debate.

Explore a range of media formats

Our Bachelor of Media and Communication focuses on distributing creative content with a broad range of media formats, including:

  • new media
  • television
  • radio
  • print
  • the internet
  • mobile technologies
  • movies
  • advertising
  • public relations
  • music.

Hands-on learning

You'll gain practical experience through internships and work placements in media, advertising and public relations organisations, as well as government departments and agencies. Our students have completed placements with Network Ten, Brisbane Festival, Hyperplex Cinemas and BBS Communications Group.

Get involved in maintaining the industry-acclaimed Brisbane Media Map - an online inventory of Brisbane media companies. This map is a valuable resource for students, job seekers, potential investors and industry professionals.

Pathways to postgraduate study

Turn your creative interests and professional expertise into a postgraduate research degree to master new techniques, skills and research methods. Complete your research as either a thesis or a practical industry-focused creative work, with a written component.

Career outcomes

Our graduates work in numerous professions across a huge variety of industries. For example, they may work as sales executives for media outlets or as media planners and buyers for advertising agencies.

Careers exist in:

  • marketing communications
  • public relations
  • corporate communications
  • audience and market research
  • advertising
  • collating and analysing data for media outlets
  • media policy development
  • digital content management.

Pathways also exist for you to prepare for further study, including honours.

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Contacts

Creative Industries Faculty

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