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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?

Why ECU?

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    ECU top in teaching quality

    For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.

    ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.

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  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

Courses

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.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Experience Media & Communication at ECU.

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

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  • ECU's Media and Communication courses give students the opportunity to be creative and develop critical, strategic thinking.

  • Meet students from our Advertising, Screen Studies, Media and Cultural Studies and Broadcasting courses who are studying at ECU Mount Lawley.

Student stories

  • Grace Flynn standing in front of 2021 Perth Fringe World banner

    Grace Flynn

    Media and Communication graduate

    "The level of practical experience I gained from the Journalism major was surprising and valuable."

    The level of independence I was granted as a Journalism student, particularly when undertaking assignments, was really beneficial for developing my communication skills and boosting my overall confidence as a student journalist.

  • Vanessa Vlajkovic

    Vanessa Vlajkovic

    Media and Communication student

    "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.

  • Jerrie Demasi

    Jerrie Demasi

    ECU Broadcasting graduate & Channel 9 Perth News presenter

    "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.