Course Description

The Honours program allows exceptional students to undertake hands-on, substantial projects on specific research-relevant topics over the course of a year.

The program combines a laboratory and studio model of study with state-of-the-art resources to help you demonstrate your ability and establish your reputation and future career.

You will study the big issues in contemporary media and communication, expand on your abilities and further investigate your specialisation using sophisticated research and project skills. You will demonstrate your advanced conceptual abilities through project outcomes, examined by key industry and academic leaders.

This Honours program is the only one of its kind in Australia, allowing you to work with students from other disciplines in dedicated 24-hour access studio space (for honours students only).

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $30,720 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.6% (national average 69.3%)
Improved skills: 83.1% (national average 80.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.9% (national average 78.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 59.8% (national average 58.3%)
Studying full time: 13.4% (national average 17.1%)
Median full time salary: $48,000 (national average $48,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 074925J
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH066

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Applicants with Higher Education study

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Secondary education (Year 12) is not considered for entry into this program.