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La Trobe College Australia

Diploma of Media and Communication

The Diploma of Media and Communication provides an introduction to communications and journalism, broadcast media, screen and sound studies, strategic communication and writing. Students who successfully complete this diploma can progress their studies across a range of humanities disciplines at La Trobe University leading to careers in journalism, marketing, broadcasting and online content production, public relations, publishing, television and radio production and much more.
Students have the choice of studying on campus or online, or a combination of both.

Your direct pathway to La Trobe University

Secondary school





Year Domestic Student International Student Tuition Fee FEE-HELP




available for domestic students



Three trimesters


March, June & October




Eight units in total:

  • The Emerging Journalist
  • Writing for Media
  • Introduction to Strategic Communication
  • The Interview
  • Introduction to Screen and Sound
  • Rethinking Our Humanity
  • Ideas that Shook the World
  • Making Media

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (all majors other than Media Studies)
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (Media Industries)
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (Public Relations)
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (Journalism)*

Diploma of Media and Communications students now receive full credit of 8 subjects (120 points) into 2nd year of Bachelor of Arts (any major).

*Student require a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) to progress into second year as listed in the table on the Transferring to University page

Potential career paths at the completion of a bachelor degree

  • Advertising and Sales promotion
  • Government policy research
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Broadcast and online content production
  • Media production
  • Public relations
  • Publishing and editing
  • Television and radio production

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