Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

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The Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies (MMCCS) comprises a number of disciplines dedicated to understanding contemporary media, and to developing valuable practical skills.

The largest department within the Faculty of Arts, MMCCS offers both stand-alone degrees and majors within the Bachelor of Arts. Students have the flexibility to undertake units outside of their primary area in order to build a well-rounded, customised study program.

MMCCS is also dedicated to research, in both its traditional incarnation and in the form of creative practice. It houses a vibrant research community bringing together Higher Degree research students and staff.


Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

Media production studentMMCCS offers a wide range of study areas combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills. MMCCS offers both degrees and majors that you can study within the Bachelor of Arts.

Degrees include the Bachelor of Arts - Media and Bachelor of Marketing and Media. The Bachelor of Arts - Media may also be combined with the Bachelor of Laws.

Bachelor of Arts majors offered within MMCCS include:

Arts Practice and Management Dance and Performance
International Communication Interactivity and Games
Media, Culture and Communication Music
Society and Culture  

For more information on degrees and majors, visit


Our Facilities

MMCS - Y3A FacilitiesMMCCS houses state-of-the-art facilities and labs for screen production, music production, animation and multimedia, and radio. It is home to 2SER radio, as well as dance and film studios, music practice rooms, and theatres.

More on MMCCS production facilities.


Higher Degree Research and Postgraduate Study

MMCS - PHD MPHILThinking about undertaking a Higher Degree Research Project? MMCCS offers both research Masters (MRes) and PhD study in its disciplines. 

MMCCS also offers one-year postgraduate Masters programs in Media, Law and Culture, Creative Media (choose from specialisations in Screen Media Production, Creative Writing, and Audio and Music Production) and International Communication.


Our Research

Merle smallMMCCS staff are dedicated and active researchers and creative practitioners. We represent a range of research areas and produce many different types of research, including journals, books, edited collections, documentary and dramatic films, fiction writing, pieces for radio, musical works, and more. The department also holds regular research seminars, symposia, conferences, and other events.

Recent News

Applications are now open for the SBS and NITV Media Mentorship Program. For information visit the SBS and NITV Media Mentorships website.

MAS350 S1 2015
For more information please go to the Arts PACE website
Find out about placement opportunities

"Redefining the ordinary to the extraordinary"
Watch MMCCS Student Tahmina Ansari speak at the TEDx event in October

CSR: Challenging questions
Download presentation slides and audio recording

MMCCS Alumni 'Movement'
'Best New Track' on Pitchfork
Visit the site here

MMCCS Student Finalist
Sally Hare makes 'So You Think
You Can Dance' Top 20

Attention: MAS350 students
2014 MAS350 (Media Internship)
students - visit the unit's Facebook
page for important information

mc2 Issue 2 just published
Featuring the best undergraduate
writing in MMCCS and English
MC2 Issue 2
Available for download here

Power Games on Channel 9
Media Professor's role

2013 Artist in Residence
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Award-winner Jenny Biddle

New book and exhibition
Ninety9' by MMCCS PhD
candidate Vanessa Berry

New appointment for Professor
Prof. Catharine Lumby appointed
to National Museum Council

Win for MMCCS PhD student
Glenn Morrison receives
Northern Territory Literary Award

Marketing and Media
Hear from current students

State Violence and
the Execution of Law
Authored by Joseph Pugliese

Papuan Voices: Film Screening
Video advocacy in West Papua

Academic Wellbeing conference
Health and stress in universities

'The Future of Writing' audio
Listen to speakers online

New MA Program
Media, Law and Culture

ATOM award for Media student
'Multiple' wins Best Tertiary Documentary

Master of Int'l Communication
Hear from recent graduate Ernie Kim

See more MMCCS News stories


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Contact us

Macquarie University, NSW 2109
T: (02) 9850 2257
F: (02) 9850 2101

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