Media studies

Graduate from audience member to media and communications expert.

Why study Media Studies online?

Hone your critical thinking during your media studies major.

Step through the silver screen to meet cinema’s great auteurs. Tune into TV formats and programs. Thumb the pages of newspaper history to explore print media’s relationship with technology. Understanding Media Studies is helpful for anyone working in communications, digital, and marketing.

Studying online means that you can apply what you learn to all the media you engage with during your day-to-day.


Media Studies highlights

  • Understand issues relating to media production and consumption.
  • Develop research and analytical skills.
  • Explore media from historical, social and cultural contexts.

Media Studies specialisations

  • Critically evaluate technological implications.
  • Engage with new media tools and developments.
  • Build cultural engagement and understanding.

Why study online through Open Universities Australia?

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Explore and choose from thousands of degrees, subjects and short courses from leading Australian unis.

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We offer entry without requirements through single undergraduate subjects from full degrees.

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Apply for credit for past study, or your work experience, and finish your studies faster.

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Enrol through us and graduate with exactly the same qualifications as on-campus students.

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