Communications Media

Digital communications arts courses.

Modern communication is complex and rapidly changing. Plain text is no longer enough to visually deliver information to audiences. Art and creative design, data management, writing and user interface are essential elements of digital communication.

Queensland universities have been quick to adopt new technologies. A number specialise in media technology and application. They teach more students in digital fields than in the humanities and social sciences.

Journalism and Marketing Courses

While journalism is a shrinking profession, journalistic skills are still in high demand. The art of producing concise and compelling information is required in virtually all communication fields. These include advertising, marketing, public relations, and corporate communication.

If you want to gain a degree in creating content, you can study at one of Queensland’s universities offering journalism and related courses:

  • Bond University (Gold Coast)
  • Griffith University (Brisbane, Gold Coast)
  • Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane)
  • University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • University of Southern Queensland (Toowoomba)
  • University of the Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs).

Media Design

You can see computer-based design in all forms of visual media, including film and television, websites, social media marketing, and in computer animation. Three major study areas in media design are Graphic Design, Interactive Media, and Video & Animation.

Students learn in multimedia computer laboratories and production studios. You develop the skills required to create digital media works using contemporary software tools and techniques.

Some good places to study media design in Queensland are:

  • Bond University (Gold Coast)
  • CQUniversity (multiple locations)
  • Griffith University (Brisbane)
  • James Cook University (Cairns, Townsville)
  • Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane)
  • University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • University of the Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs).