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Bachelor of Media and Communication

Course code W63New in 2020

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 to allow specialisation in a particular media area. Students acquire knowledge about the cultural impact of the media and gain critical insights into our local and globalised world to make a meaningful contribution to society. Students learn key disciplinary and employment skills such as effective communications, team work and problem solving skills.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W63

Fees

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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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

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

3 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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

Fees and Scholarships

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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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