With the communications program, explore the ways we – as individuals, groups and societies – interact via verbal, textual, audio and visual communication. Make sense of the changing communications landscape, and examine its impact on how we live, work and connect. Benefit from the strong research interests of our teaching staff and discover how audiences, industries and media texts are produced and circulated within contemporary culture and society. You will gain valuable skills that are highly transferable and applicable to your future career across a number of industries – and enjoy the world-class standards that come with being part of the Monash University community.
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What is Communications?
Critically engage with theories and debates in an era where communications remain influential to private, public and cultural spheres.
See how communications and media relate to media histories, institutions, policy and ethics. You also get the exciting opportunity to look at developing communications and media technologies. Investigate the impact that the iPod, e-book, Facebook and other contemporary media place upon modern society, and understand the integral role these technologies play in daily life.
“My communications major has enabled me to see the way the world works. The intrinsic value of humanity is that of communication, and having studied it in depth, I feel that my Monash degree has given me invaluable knowledge that will ensure my future development, and has allowed me to adapt to changing workplaces and careers.”
- James Carey, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business, current honours student
Exciting career prospects
Communications will equip you for a wide variety of careers, including:
- corporate communications
- lobbying and consultancies
- marketing and promotions
- media and issues management
- media policy
- media programming
- political advertising
- public relations
- speech writing
- industrial relations
- employment relations
- human resources
- project management.
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