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Communication and Media

Interested in Communication and Media?

Skilled communicators are essential in every organisation. These adaptable communication and media qualifications will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to create, develop and deliver effective communication across a range of platforms.

Developed and designed with industry these qualifications are relevant, up-to-date, and guaranteed to provide you with the best start in a fast-paced industry. The curriculum continues to be informed by industry partners, including an advisory group of practicing communication and media professionals.

This relevant learning, combined with real-world experience, ensures you graduate career-ready. UniSA is number one in SA for overall education quality in Communication1.

1 2017 Good Universities Guide

Key features

  • Study a degree that has been designed and developed in consultation with industry.
  • Gain valuable real-world experience when you complete a final-year industry placement or project.
  • Learn from industry experts.
  • Benefit from flexible study options – you can choose to study on-campus or online.
  • Study at a university that is ranked number one in SA for overall education quality in Communication 1.

1 2017 Good Universities Guide

Why UniSA?

We’re ranked number one in South Australia for overall education quality in Communication1. We’re also number one in South Australia for graduate careers2. You’ll be taught by industry professionals, and our academics and tutors have a very practical approach to learning, so you’ll work on real projects and get real experience.

We’ve also invested millions of dollars in new buildings and facilities, and as a result you’ll use the latest technologies and learn in ultra-modern teaching spaces. We’re Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research3 and this excellence shines through our teaching. Our people are inspired by challenges and opportunities. We partner with local icons and international industry professionals to focus on real-world projects.

1 2017 Good Universities Guide
2 QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey 2014-16 Full-Time Employment Indicator
3 2017 QS Stars Ratings

UniSA offers 6 Communication and Media degrees

Choose your level of study

World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

Your career

Communication is at the core of everything we do – and skilled communicators are essential in every organisation. Careers to consider:

  • communication officer: plan content and write copy for promotional publications and material
  • digital and social media manager: responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for an organisation’s social media sites
  • media liaison officer: liaise between two organisations to communicate and coordinate activities
  • public relations practitioner: understand and support client needs – and use all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage their reputation
Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university, and our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. Our students have had placements and internships with organisations like:

  • Hughes PR
  • Newstyle Media
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • OzHarvest
  • Foodbank
  • Cancer Council
  • Resthaven
  • Uniting Communities
  • Brand South Australia
  • SATIC
  • Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Industry facts

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Employment for sales, marketing and public relations professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 14,000 (12.1 per cent) by November 2020.1

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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Employment for advertising, public relations and sales managers in Australia is projected to increase by 6,500 (5.2 per cent) by November 2020.1

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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Between now and 2020, the total Australian media and entertainment market will reach $47.4 billion.1

1PwC Media and Entertainment Outlook report 2016

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Study at UniSA

Hear from Minnie as she shares her experiences studying at UniSA and her journey as a Communication and Media graduate.

The degree focuses on communication for both traditional and online media. You will learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate effective communication that engages and entertains audiences via a range of media.

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What others are saying

This degree is very versatile and has allowed me to combine all my specific interests, including public relations, journalism and digital design, into one degree. I also had the opportunity to undertake an internship as part of the program and a short course in Florence, Italy, studying media and communication in the fashion industry.

Helena Senesi

Bachelor of Communication and Media

Helena Senesi

Helena Senesi

Bachelor of Communication and Media

As a communications professional I have the skills required to increase awareness and ensure that life-saving blood and blood products are available for those in need. Throughout my studies I learnt so much from both my lecturers and classmates – a real benefit of the program is that you are surrounded by like-minded professionals.

Emma Schreiber

Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations)

Emma Schreiber

Emma Schreiber

Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations)

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Destination Survey 2014-2016 Full-time Employment Indicator

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A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017