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La Trobe College Australia

Diploma of Media and Communication

The Diploma of Media and Communication offers a range of choices in communications and journalism subjects. Areas of study include Broadcast Media, Journalism, Screen and Sound Studies, Strategic Communication, Writing and further studies across a range of humanities disciplines.

Your direct pathway to La Trobe University

Secondary school





Year Domestic Student International Student Tution 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 (Journalism)*
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (Media Industries)
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (Public Relations)

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

*Students will be credited with 6 to 7 subjects only (90 credit points to 105 credit points) depending on the subjects chosen/available and will have to do additional first-year subjects which may prolong the duration of the course. Diploma of Media and Communications students now receive full credit of 8 subjects (120 points) into 2nd year of Bachelor of Arts (any major).

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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