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Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

Undertake communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, industry placements and connections. Take advantage of rising demand for digital media skills.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection
rank
72

This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
421202
CRICOS
096577J

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Combine communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, practical skills, and industry placements and connections.
  • Graduate with specialist knowledge in a growth area, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as develop skills that are transferable across a range of industries.
  • Engage with the local media sector while building your professional networks.

Highlights

  • Combine communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, practical skills, and industry placements and connections.
  • Graduate with specialist knowledge in a growth area, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as develop skills that are transferable across a range of industries.
  • Engage with the local media sector while building your professional networks.
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Why choose this course?

Media is more fragmented than ever and consumption habits vary widely from generation to generation.  But with each challenge comes new opportunities and you will learn to navigate your way through these 21st century channels.

This course lets you combine communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, practical skills, and industry placements and connections.

Real-world learning

Gain industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations. Students have completed placements with Network Ten, Brisbane Festival, Hyperplex Cinemas and BBS Communications Group.

You will learn from teaching staff who are actively engaged in leading-edge research with a global academic  reputation in media and communication. Their real-world focus ensures that you graduate with specialist knowledge in a growth area, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as developing skills that are transferable across a range of industries.

Throughout your course you will work on real-world projects that advance your future employability, using the skills and capabilities developed throughout your degree to contribute content to a real-world industry, research, or corporate website.

What to expect

You’ll begin with core units that equip you with skills and knowledge of the theoretical and practical requirements for careers in the communication industries, and provide a platform for advanced study. You will learn how digital media is shaped by a range of factors including globalising media markets, questions of national culture and identity, and digital disruption. Your studies will help you develop a wide skill set including becoming an effective oral communicator and discerning listener, through to understanding quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Your studies will be rounded by the choice of either a second major, which is a sequence of eight units from another study area, or minors and electives such as work integrated learning, internships or international study tours that allow you to graduate work ready through engagement with the industry.

Double degrees

Take advantage of the rising demand for digital media skills across all industries by combining this course with a second degree in -

  • Business to take advantage of rising demand for the combination of digital management and analytical skills with business project and planning roles across industry and government.
  • Information technology to develop a career in web design, graphic design, web application development, illustration, video production and post-production, game design, project management or social media management.
  • Justice where digital media skills are a valuable addition for roles in law enforcement, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and a range of community and government organisations.
  • Law to apply your legal expertise to jobs in the communication industries or use your digital and social media skills in specialist legal practices such as privacy, freedom of speech, litigation or criminal law.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates work in marketing communications, public relations or corporate communications, or in advertising as sales executives for media outlets, or as media planners and buyers. Careers also exist in audience and market research, media policy development, as digital strategy planners, and digital content managers.

Research pathways

QUT is a world-leader in media and communication research through the Digital Media Research Centre. If you are a high-achieving student, you may like to consider research pathways including the option to progress to a PhD.

Possible careers

  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Audience Researcher
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media Planner / Buyer
  • Media Trader
  • Media or Communications Adviser