Media, creative arts and communication


Our courses teach you about emerging media and industry practices while ensuring you have a strong understanding of traditional mass communication. In the home of Australia’s first media department, you’ll learn from award-winning experts and have access to industry-standard facilities, including our multi-million-dollar media hub with professional screen, music, radio and dance studios, as well as extensive digital workstations for all production areas. We have one of the biggest and best-equipped screen studios in Australia and a large Futures Lab that mirrors the platforms and systems in use by major broadcasters and online media outlets locally and internationally. Immerse yourself in writing, dance, music, screen and sound production, management, digital design or communication and set yourself up for a career in the new media landscape.

Career outcomes: arts administration, advertising executive; film, music, radio or TV producer; journalist; marketing specialist, PR consultant.


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Media, creative arts and communication

Our industry-standard media facilities are among the best in Australia and include the new Futures Lab, and outstanding screen and radio studios. Having access to these facilities means that when you graduate you’ll be future ready.

Famous graduates include journalists Peter Overton and Hugh Riminton, comedian Adam Hills, critic Margaret Pomeranz, actor Chris Lilley and award-winning international film producer Rosemary Blight.

Macquarie is ranked first in Sydney for undergraduate student experience in communication studies (QILT, 2016).



The best thing about my degree is that I'm exposed to so many different forms of media – I’ve studied music production, journalism, film-making and creative writing. I’ve also had the opportunity to attend the Sydney Writers Festival and speak with experts in the field.

Adam Lennard

Bachelor of Media


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