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A day in the life of a communications student

Do you love building relationships and embracing all forms of communication and media? Can you see yourself breaking the latest news stories, or working in the ever-changing world of social media?

Whether you’re interested in gaining experience in a real-world newsroom, thinking outside the box in a creative consultancy or working with real organisations on real projects as part of our Work Integrated Learning program, a communications degree at Murdoch will provide you with the skills you need to get a job in today’s evolving media landscape.

You will be introduced to key concepts and practices in communication and develop digital media and critical thinking skills that you can apply as a professional communicator. You will learn to write and present professionally, take a global perspective on issues, argue effectively, act ethically and work cooperatively.

Where could my degree take me?

A degree in communications could open up a world of opportunities. No matter what field you’re interested in, you’ll graduate with a diverse skillset and a wealth of practical experience under your belt. Throughout your degree, you’ll learn in our state-of-the-art facilities including a real sound stage, recording studio, TV studio and surround-sound mixing suites – and at the end of your degree, you’ll have a portfolio of your creative works to showcase to future employers.

You’ll get the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of our students who have interned at RAC Arena, The ABC, The West Australian, Channel Seven, The Fremantle Herald and other Perth newsrooms. Get a glimpse into the communications industry by working in our on-campus student creative consultancy, MESH, where you’ll collaborate with real companies on real projects.

Learn from the best

When embarking on your new career, you’ll want to make sure you’re surrounded by the very best minds in the industry. At Murdoch, you’ll learn from industry professionals with vast experience and connections in their respective fields.

Some of our experts have managed their own social media and public relations agencies. Others have worked as journalists in major media organisations and held executive roles in media regulatory bodies and government agencies locally and internationally.

What are you waiting for? Take your first step towards becoming a communications professional and learn more about our communications courses. 

Posted on:

7 Nov 2019

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