Bachelor of Communication and Media

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

In our increasingly connected and digital world, communicators with broad skills are in real demand. The Bachelor of Communication and Media offers students a strong foundation in the national and international communication and media industry. With a focus on preparing students for global careers, the course places an emphasis on high-level skills in media production, communication research and independent project work. This degree is designed for careers in digital and social media; visual communication design; journalism; screen media production; marketing; advertising; and public relations. Students will be immersed in the study and practice of media and communication, and will gain flexible and transferable skills that will prepare them for the ever-changing world of global media culture. Studying Communication and Media at UOW gives students the skills to develop their understanding of the industry while providing critical experience in preparation for future employment through a range of applied communication projects.

Structure

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Students must complete a minimum of 144 credit points. In addition to the core subjects in the Bachelor of Communication and Media, students must complete at least one major. There is also the opportunity to complete two majors which will increase your knowledge and employability in the media and communication industries. A Dean's Scholar program is also available. If you are a high-achieving and motivated student, the Dean's Scholar program will give you an enriched educational experience. Dean's scholars are supported by a member of academic staff to advise you on matters concerned with your degree.

Subjects

  • Digital media and communication
  • Global screen media
  • Journalism
  • Marketing communication and advertising and Visual communication design.

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 70 or an IB of 25. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $82,800
  • ATAR: 60
Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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