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Media and Cultural Studies Major


Prepares students for future success in traversing our media-driven environment.

Studying this major equips students with the ability to ask meaningful questions about issues such as the power and influence of traditional media, the complexities and contradictions of social media and the ubiquity of popular culture. Particularly the focus is on these forces that affect everyday life. It introduces students to a significant range of contemporary theoretical ideas as well as critical approaches used to analyse popular culture, media texts, media technologies, media institutions and their place in the world today. By studying any of the topics covered in the major, students develop a set of critical thinking and analytical skills along with an ability to work independently and communicate effectively.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Students must complete eight (8) units totalling 120 credit points:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM1124Media and Nation15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MST1150Media in Asia15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM2225Popular Music and Culture15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM2115Cultural Matrix15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MST3161Media, Identity and Social Justice15
CMM3170Sex, Travel and Global Media15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM3140Digital Media Activism15
CMM3115Global Communications15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. CLOs and mapping completed at course level and can be located in the new Bachelor of Media and Communication proposal.

Career Opportunities

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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