Contemporary media is dynamic, global, increasingly complex and always influential in our daily lives. By studying media, culture & technology at UNSW, you'll investigate the professional, social, cultural, political, economic and philosophical aspects that contemporary media technologies, industries and practices have on our everyday lives. Led by academics actively engaged in media industries, media, culture & technology at UNSW opens up a world of opportunities to help you pursue your media career.
There are a variety of avenues to study media, culture & technology at UNSW to ensure your degree is tailored to your specific interests. You can choose to study a Bachelor of Media with specialisations in public relations and advertising, communication and journalism, or screen and sound production. Alternatively, you can take the media, culture and technology major in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Sciences. We also offer a Master of Public Relations and Advertising and a Master of Journalism and Communication.
By studying media, culture & technology, you'll develop practical vocational skills as well as conceptual, strategic, creative and critical capabilities to help set you apart within the industry.
Our degrees will provide you with practical skills and a theoretical understanding of professional communication in a range of careers in media, culture & technology, including:
Our leading academics combine research and practical industry experience to bring you dynamic mentorship throughout your study at UNSW. You'll also have opportunities to work with real clients on live projects to equip you with the right experience to get you employment ready.
Our school has established links with coveted agencies and companies with the public relations, advertising, journalism, and media production industries. High-achieving students committed to pursuing a career in media, culture & technology will be offered exciting internship opportunities, helping you to develop a portfolio and work on real-world projects.
As Australia's most global university, you’ll also have opportunities to study overseas at one of our partner institutions across 32 countries.
Media research at UNSW covers a broad spectrum from journalism and public communication to digital technologies. You’ll examine these phenomena through various lenses and approaches, such as media and cultural theory; linguistic and semiotic theory; the political economy of the media; digital media ethnography; public relations scholarship and journalism and ethics.
Our academic staff have research expertise in a range of areas, including media, philosophy, cultural theory, digital media, strategic communication, advertising, public relations, social media, digital production and animation.
We also regularly run research seminars where we provide a showcase for local and international scholars, researchers, industry practitioners and creative artists.
We offer the below undergraduate courses with a major or minor in media, culture & technology:
Honours is an extra year of study that offers you a chance to develop your research and professional skills guided by staff who are passionate about research and the development of new researchers.
With a dual emphasis and carefully considered balance between theory and practice, our postgraduate coursework degrees are perfect for those who want to expand their professional opportunities and potential by learning new skills or consolidating their existing knowledge. Our postgraduate degrees are also suitable for those wanting to switch careers and re-skill.
We offer the following Postgraduate degrees in Media:
As a PhD student, you’ll work with highly regarded academics who are international leaders in their specialised fields of research.
We’ll provide you with expertise and supervision for Honours and Doctor of Philosophy programs in a range of research areas. These include areas of study such as digital media, journalism, public relations, practice-based research, media and social transformation, media, philosophy and cultural theory, global media, visual communication, media audiences, and media and culture in postcolonial societies.