Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies

by | Jun 25, 2019

The Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies degree will help you understand the role of communication in modern society through studying:

the application of mass communications theory to the corporate sector
the role of culture and social structures in social change
global trends and their local impact and contemporary writing practices.
You will take subjects in compulsory areas (Communications, Global studies and Screen studies) as well as a range of elective units from the Faculty of Arts or other faculties. Internships are encouraged.

Career outcomes

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • editing
  • writing
  • public relations
  • corporate communications
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • multimedia
  • community affairs
  • education and media services
  • television
  • radio.

Course Structure

Core communication and media studies (48 points)

  • Media studies
  • Communication technologies and practices
  • Youth and mobile media
  • Contemporary media theory
  • Research methods in the social sciences
  • Multimedia journalism
  • Workplace learning internship
  • Business reporting

Complementary specialist study (30 points)

Communication, media and screen studies

  • Television studies: Forms and approaches
  • Film studies: Forms and approaches
  • Film genres
  • Stardom: Celebrity, society and power
  • Writing techniques

Global studies in communication and media

  • Introduction to world politics and history
  • Transformation from above: Globalisation and the state
  • Borders, people and identity: Migration in the 21st century
  • Transforming community: Project design and public relations for social campaigns
  • International relations

Part C. Capstone units (18 points)

You must complete:

  • Reading social media: Sociotechnological literacies
  • Freedom and control in the media
  • A world in crisis: Multilevel responses to global emergencies

Part D. Free elective study (48 points)

The following recommended units can be completed as free electives:

  • Digital media 1
  • Introduction to internet studies
  • Digital media 2

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