Communication and Design

Master of Digital Communication

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Master the emerging digital technologies of the future

In the recent 2019 QS World University Rankings, QUT’s communication and media courses have placed first in Australia and 16th worldwide. This reflects QUT’s real-world technology focus and is the culmination of the university’s commitment to preparing graduates for the changing realities of tomorrow’s digital workplaces.

Digital communication technologies are in the midst of an ongoing paradigm shift. The digital communication technologies of tomorrow may be different to those we use today. There is a growing need for digital communication professionals who can make thoughtful use of analytics and other strategies to identify and understand trends in a digital environment undergoing frequent change.

The Master of Digital Communication equips graduates with future-ready critical thinking and problem solving skills. These are the kinds of transferable skills that will prove invaluable in industries that rely on digital communication and are undergoing frequent technological innovation.

If having the flexibility to work across many industries appeals to you, a career in digital communication may be an excellent fit. You will learn new skills that are applicable to various media forms, including social media, data analytics, artificial intelligence and visualisation.

Completing a Master of Digital Communication will prepare you to devise and implement effective communication strategies that take into account the fast pace of technological change and innovation. There is an ongoing need for resourceful communication professionals who can draw from a diverse digital skill set and employ strategies to ensure internal and external communications are streamlined and productive.

Entry criteria

You can gain entry into the Master of Digital Communication with:

  • A completed, recognised Bachelor degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline such as advertising, animation, communication, interaction design, journalism, media, marketing, or public relations; or
  • A completed, recognised Bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline with at least six months (full-time or equivalent) relevant professional experience; or
  • Successful completion of QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication or Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication. Units completed in these programs are credited to the Masters degree.


This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

Micro units (6 credit points per micro unit)

Social Media Storytelling

Debates in Digital Culture

Visualising Data

The Power of Platforms

Introduction to Social Media Analytics

Coding for Communicators

Standard units (12 credit points per unit)

Audience Analytics

The Digital Creative Economy and the Future of Work

Automating the Digital World

Communication Research and Problem Solving

Data Driven Storytelling

Communicating with Bots

Project units

Social Media Strategy Project (12 credit points)

Digital Communication Project (24 credit Points)


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Career opportunities

Digital Strategist

Formulate digital strategies in partnership with media and content producers in order to achieve positive business outcomes.

Social Media Strategist

Conduct data-driven social media initiatives to increase brand awareness and drive business success.

Digital Coordinator

Coordinate the delivery of forward-thinking digital communication strategies in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

Digital Officer

Prepare and coordinate communication materials while maintaining content across various communication channels.

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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