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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Media and Communication

Course code W62

This double degree enables students to succeed in today's rapidly changing society in both critical and productive fields.

Students gain knowledge in disciplines such as Historical and Political Studies and Broadcasting and Digital Journalism, or Visual Arts and Screen Production, or Creative and Professional Writing and Public Relations. There are numerous combinations of majors the students can choose from. Engaging in both Arts and Media and Communication broadens students' understanding of themselves, their community and the larger world, as well as providing them with the theoretical and practical dimensions of communication. It is an engaging program leading to a double degree which is internationally recognised in the global marketplace.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W62

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,950

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley FT PT FT PT
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W62

CRICOS code

0100540

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $29,950

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

4 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley FT FT
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Students will be required to complete eight core units (120 credit points)

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1100Communicating Ideas15
SAH1150Creativity15
SAH1200Media and Culture15
SAH1250Storytelling and Meaning15
SAH2110Identity15
SAH2200Audience Perception and Experience15
SAH3100Personal and Professional Planning15
SAH3200Industry and Community 15

Students are also required to complete an eight unit major from within the Bachelor of Arts: Creative and Professional Writing, English, Political and Historical Studies, or Visual Arts.

Students are also required to complete an eight unit major from within the Bachelor of Media and Communication: Advertising, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism, Screen Production, Photomedia, Media & Cultural Studies, Screen Studies or Public Relations.

Students are required to complete a further eight units (120 credit points) in the form of an eight unit major, minor(s), and/or elective units. These may be selected from anywhere within the university. Generally, units in this course should be completed in year sequence (e.g. all first-year units should be completed before proceeding to second-year units).

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical/practical discipline situations
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex disciplinary knowledge/problems
  3. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses
  4. Use digital technologies and discipline related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources
  5. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate disciplinary methods
  8. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship and/or professional practice

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,950 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $29,950 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This double degree provides students with lifelong transferable skills, equipping them for employment in a wide range of professions, including communication professions and for further study in a variety of disciplines.

Possible future job titles

Diplomat, Editor, Writer, Advertising Executive, Broadcaster, Journalist, Community Service Professional, Media Commentator, Communications Officer, Policy Analyst

Student
stories

  • "ECU's Photomedia course was the best course on offer"
    Claire Martin

    Claire Martin

    ECU Photomedia graduate

    It wasn't like it was close to where I lived, or that I knew anyone studying here... I just looked, and ECU offered the best course for what I wanted.

    I started out studying Social Work. I was always interested in social and environmental issues, which inform my work. The environment and social justice were my interests – but communications and photomedia – these were the tools.

    My lecturers encouraged me to participate in Foto Freo, a festival that focused on photojournalism. I got some practical experience interning with the festival, and that really was the catalyst for me becoming passionate about documentary style work.

  • "It's a real privilege to be elected to parliament, and I have to pinch myself because I didn't plan to be here"
    Tim Clifford

    Tim Clifford MLC

    ECU Arts graduate

    Back in high school, I didn't want to be a politician – I thought politicians were these elites. My Mum used to work in a bar called The Albany Club, and I would go in there to see her after school and I'd see politicians and business owners. They were the big wigs in town: they made the big decisions and they made more money than us. I just never thought I would end up in parliament. Parliament was up on the hill and I was down here in state housing.

    I chose the degree – and that was a life-changing choice. There are a lot of people who say 'don't do this or that', but it's usually the people who put themselves out who get to where they want eventually. Education is so important, because it offers direction to people. Follow what you like doing, throw yourself into it and be passionate about it – that's the main thing.

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