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Bachelor of Media and Communication

Course code W63

Prepares students for employment in a range of professions that cater to the changing needs of our media-saturated society.

Superior skills in communication practice and innovative creative outputs are developed in the majors on offer. Students acquire knowledge about the cultural impact of the media and gain critical insights to make a meaningful contribution to the local and global communication industries and wider society. Students develop integral employment attributes, such as critical communication, exceptional competency in team building and advanced problem solving skills for a diverse and ever changing work environment.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W63

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,700

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Duration

3 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

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W63

CRICOS code

0100520

Fees

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

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

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

See Course Details for further information.

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)

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1100Communicating Ideas15
SAH1150Creativity15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1200Media and Culture15
SAH1250Storytelling and Meaning15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2110Identity15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2200Audience Perception and Experience15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3100Personal and Professional Planning15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3200Industry and Community 15

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

Students are required to complete remaining credit points in the form of either an eight unit major, minor(s), and/or elective units. These may be selected from anywhere within the university. 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.

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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 Media and Communication situations
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex Media & Communication knowledge/problems
  3. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate Media and Communication solutions/responses
  4. Use digital technologies and Media and Communication related literacy to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources
  5. Communicate Media and Communication 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 $6,700 *

* 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 degree provides students with advanced communication and critical engagement skills that are essential in a wide range of professions.

Possible future job titles

Broadcaster, Journalist, Writer, Public Relations Consultant, Communications Officer, Film Maker, Script Writer, Social Media Analyst, Content Creator, Media Commentator

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