University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Communication

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Communication is a global industry with significant cultural and commercial impact, and communication professionals provide text, vision and sound-based content for organisations, individuals and institutions that seek to represent themselves and others in the world. Our new Communication degree program prepares students to connect theory and practice, collaborate with peers and experts within local and global communities, and effect positive change by creating and designing industry-focused solutions to big issues.


  • 240 units including 80 units of core courses
  • 80 units of courses in a major
  • and 80 units of electives.


  • Journalism
  • Media Production
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • News and Digital Media Major
  • Media Production Major
  • Experience Creation Major
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communications Major

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or approved TAFE studies, or another preparatory program, such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Yapug
  • Selection via ATAR or equivalent.


Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) for students in the Public Relations major.

Study pathways

Credit may be available to students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. Honours is available as an extra year for meritorious students. Postgraduate coursework and research degrees are also possible.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $102,810
  • ATAR: 62.00
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Newcastle City Precinct No
Singapore International: $102,810 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection. Other costs may include cost of travel to/from placements and out of area accommodation if required.

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