Australia's first media department

Immerse yourself in writing, journalism, social media, screen production, management, games design or communication, and set yourself up for a career in the new media landscape.

Studying in our department means you’ll learn from award-winning experts, and get to use our industry-standard facilities.

Dynamic and diverse study options

The Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies offers a choice of four undergraduate degrees. With 14 majors available, learning outcomes cover a huge variety of academic disciplines.

The department also offers a range of postgraduate coursework and higher degree research opportunities. We are highly interdisciplinary: students can study across our various disciplines, undertaking electives, minors, or majors in a combination of areas. Our undergraduate units are open to all students at Macquarie University as long as the prerequisite requirements are met.

Learn more about the department’s courses.

Get creative with world-class facilities

Macquarie’s world-class production facilities are second in size only to Fox Studios and include:

  • two industry standard music studios
  • a radio studio linked to 2SER
  • a full film studio with lights and green screen
  • dance studio with 180-degree projection and sprung floor
  • a performance studio with advanced lighting and sound.

These features give the department a distinct point-of-difference to other institutions.

The digital newsroom

Macquarie is also the home of the Digital Newsroom which has been custom-built for journalism, radio and digital media students. Here you can gain critical new media knowledge and learn the technical skills you'll need to produce quality content across multiple platforms. The state-of-the art equipment is available to students anywhere in Australia.

Leaders in research

The department’s facilities are matched by its research output. Led by a team of academics passionate about media, music, communications and cultural explorations, our research projects pay homage to a diverse selection of interests.

Our staff are passionate about respecting ethical values . They actively support social justice, integrity, honesty and collegiality. This approach extends across the department’s many specialities.

Industry placements

The department offers real-world experience through our industry placements and PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) programs, including our ongoing relationship with SBS/NITV.

We have a proud list of alumni, which includes:

  • Melinda Boutkasaka (ABC)
  • Tahmina Ansari (ABC/Twitter)
  • Mridula Amin (SBS, photographer)
  • Mike Williams (ABC)
  • Monique Bour (MTV)
  • Dave Hosking
  • Tim Hart and Killian Gavin (Boy and Bear)
  • Shay Spencer (Drama Executive, Fremantle Media)
  • Greg Morrow (APRA/AMCOS)
  • Adam Hills (Comedian)
  • Peter Overton (Nine News)
  • Linton Besser (ABC)
  • David May (The Feed, SBS: Walkley Finalist)
  • Sandy Evans OAM.
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Last updated: 17 Dec 2019