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Communication and Media Studies


This diploma provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical elements of communication, ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in film,  journalism or public relations.



This diploma provides students with an understanding of the basics of communication, its many media and the social impact it has. Depending on the units chosen to complement the core transition unit, this program develops students’ skills within such areas as writing, editing, presentation, project management, the various forms of communication and relating to different audiences. Upon successful completion, program credit qualifies students for direct entry* into the second year of the chosen Murdoch University degree and the
opportunity to undertake a double major.

The facts

Program Length 2-3 trimesters (15 weeks per trimester)
Structure 8 units 2 core units + 6 electives
Hours of tuition 4 hours per unit per week
Total tuition price* $20,800 (International)
$ 9,960 (Domestic)
Tutorial size Average 15, maximum 25
Minimum age 17 years
Intake dates 2016 Feb 10, Jun 8, Oct 5
2017 Feb 13, Jun 12, Oct 9

Eligible students who satisfy citizenship and residency
requirements may apply for FEE-HELP.
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*Price listed if for tuition only. Other fees may apply.


Core Units

  • Academic Learning Skills BAR100
  • Ideas & Identity BAR150


Choose 6 units of study from the below

  • Contemporary Culture CMS102
  • Introduction to Communication CMS100
  • Introduction to Digital Media Skills IDD129
  • Introduction to Journalism JOU104
  • Introduction to Media Studies CMS101
  • Introduction to Public Relations PRO107
  • Or up to two units from another MIT Diploma**

** Individual guidance on unit selection will ensure the completed MIT diploma meets the core unit requirements of the intended major(s) at University.

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Please note: Subject availability is subject to demand and will vary depending on time of commencement and choice of bachelor degree. Subjects offered or required may change based on Murdoch University requirements subjects offered or required may change based on Murdoch University requirements.

Degree Choice

Successful completion will satisfy entry requirements for progression to Year 2 of a Bachelor of Arts, with a choice of major in the following:

  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations^
  • Tourism and Events^

^Majors requiring additional units to be taken at Murdoch University

Career Opportunities

  • Fundraiser or Event Manager
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • TV or Radio Program Manager
  • Media Planner or Buyer
  • Corporate Communications Manager
These are just an example of the many different careers that might be available to students who graduate from a related degree at Murdoch University.