Communication and Media Studies
Communication and Media Studies is the study of creating, producing, disseminating and evaluating messages.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the artistic and technical aspects of audio-visual communication. It also involves developing the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
Courses in Communication and Media Studies develop skills in:
- collecting and analysing facts about events and individuals
- editing films and video tapes, and adding sound tracks
- planning, directing and co-ordinating the filming of motion picture and television programmes
- producing and transmitting messages and evaluating their effectiveness
- recording and broadcasting radio productions
- writing reports, commentaries and stories
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Audio Visual Studies
- Written Communication
- Verbal Communication
- Communication and Media Studies, n.e.c.
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Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.