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Media and Cultural Studies Major


Prepares students for future success in our media-driven environment, and allows them to examine the influence and power of media, and the forces that affect them.

The major introduces students to a significant range of contemporary theoretical and critical approaches used to analyse media texts, media technologies and their position in the world today. Students are trained to think critically and to communicate effectively.




Mount Lawley


South West (Bunbury)


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Major details



Students must complete the following eleven units (165 credit points):

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FAV1111Film and Cinema Studies15
CMM3125Popular Music and Culture15
JOU2111Introduction to Journalism15
PRN2225Media Relations15
MST2150Media in Asia15
CMM2115Cultural Matrix15
CMM2124Media and Nation15
MST3151Media and Identity15
HIS3101Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice15
PRN3160Social and Online Media Strategies 15
CMM3115Global Communications15
Plus, students are required to complete one of the following units (15 credit points):
CMM3129 ^Contemporary Issues in Culture15
CMM3170 ^Sex, Travel and Global Media15
CMM3140 ^Digital Media Activism15

^ Core Option

Employment Opportunities

Students will have a strong sense of contemporary cultural awareness and media savvy with advanced communication and critical appraisal skills which will benefit a broad range of careers.

Possible future job titles

Communications Officer, Film Critic, Producer, Public Relations Consultant, Public Relations Manager, Researcher, Writer, Social Commentator

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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