The Communications and Media Studies program explores the ways that individuals, groups and societies interact via verbal, textual, audio and visual communication.
We attempt to make sense of the impact of changes in communication on the ways in which we live, work, interact and connect.
Our students engage with communications and media theory as they relate to media histories, institutions, policy and ethics.
- Professor Justin O’Connor has been appointed as Chair of Communications and Cultural Economy in Communications and Media Studies. He begins his appointment in January 2013. Justin O’Connor is a global leader in cultural industries research. He has held professorial positions at the University of Leeds and the Queensland University of Technology, and was the Director of ... Read more
- A collection of poems inspired by observations on different cultures and political philosophies by a Monash University academic has been shortlisted for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The collection, Ashes in the Air, by Dr Ali Alizadeh from the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, deals with matters such as injustice and political violence, history ... Read more
- By Dr Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario It’s more common than you think. There are women, and some men, who dress up as mermaids. The first mermaid convention happened in 2011 in Las Vegas – it celebrated not merely the love of mermaid mythology, but the growing popularity of ‘being’ a mermaid. This comes at a time when ... Read more