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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.

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

Details and units

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a digital media major (144 credit points)
  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies: a second major (96 credit points), two minors (48 credit points each), or one minor (48 credit points) and 48 credit points chosen from unit options (electives).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a digital media major (144 credit points)
  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies: a second major (96 credit points), two minors (48 credit points each), or one minor (48 credit points) and 48 credit points chosen from unit options (electives).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 72
This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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

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Course code
KC40
QTAC code
421202
CRICOS code
096577J
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

421202 Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2018 information is not available.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

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

OP
13
Rank
72
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $7,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $30,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Creative Industries International Scholarship

We offer merit-based scholarships for high-achieving international students who have accepted their offer and been admitted into an undergraduate course.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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