Media & Communication
Communication is a basic human need that's been around since we painted in caves. But how we communicate – and the media channels we can use to convey a message – is continually changing and growing. Ready to jump in?Find out more
Study world ready
In our undergraduate course, you can major in any one of Advertising, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Photomedia, Public Relations and Screen Production. You can also combine two of these subjects and complete a double major.
"I’ve always had an interest in marketing, advertising and PR"
Marketing, Advertising and PR work hand-in-hand in the real world, so it made sense to unite them at uni too. The combined degree at ECU allowed me to study all three. We experienced the end-to-end process from PR consultant, to journalist, to publishing in classes that mirrored the real world. One of my units was held in an awesome computer lab where we were plugged in to live blogs and industry news – this was a great way to learn how to write a timely and successful press release.
"I chose ECU because it is simply the best option for studying broadcasting in WA"
You get so much hands-on experience and real-world advice from lecturers and tutors who are often professionals in the industry.
The lecturers offered a no-nonsense approach to the industry and really prepared me for a field of work that is not glamorous and not for the faint-hearted.
I had no misconceptions about what I was signing up for which made me feel more than prepared for work experience. I have stayed in contact with my lecturer and she continues to help me with my career decisions – even today.
"As a person with two disabilities, there are many challenges to be faced in tertiary education"
I have always loved reading and writing and I have a natural curiosity about the world around me, so journalism seemed like the ideal choice of major for me.
ECU has excellent facilities and the staff are very accommodating.
Being deafblind means I've had to advocate a lot for myself at uni, this has lead to a great improvement in my advocacy skills and my confidence, especially when communicating what I need and what works for me.