Bachelor of Communication and Media

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

The Bachelor of Communication offers a wide range of majors with opportunities to specialise in Public Relations, Journalism, Communication and Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Professional Photography, and Television and Radio. Students will learn from lecturers with years of industry experience in print and broadcast journalism, public relations and communications. Strong industry partnerships allow students access to media organisations for real opportunities to gain practical experience. Third-year students are encouraged to undertake elective work placements as part of their studies. With a practical approach, students will learn reporting, writing, editing, design and production of content for a range of media including radio, television, online, newspaper and magazines.

Structure

  • 24 units: 8 core courses
  • 1 x 12 credit point extended major study plus 1 x 4 credit point minor
  • or 1 x 8 credit point major study plus 1 x 8 unit secondary major or 2 x 4 credit point minor studies

Subjects

  • Advertising
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Professional Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Television and Radio
  • Journalism Extended
  • Public Relations Extended
  • Television and Radio Extended.

Standard entry requirements

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 15, tertiary entrance rank 68 or equivalent qualification
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2
  • Assumed knowledge expectations: English.

Recognition

The Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) is accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

Study pathways

Exemptions may be claimed for completion or partial completion of Bachelor of Arts and other recognised higher education awards.

Further information

Students can complement their study with majors or minors from other faculties such as Arts, Business and Commerce, Information Technology and Science.

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