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Overview

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OP New

Rank New

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

  • Graduate with specialist knowledge in digital media, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as developing skills that are transferable across industries.
  • Get industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.
  • 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.
QTAC course code409142
QUT course code ID10
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February, July
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 096583M
Careers
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Programmer

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Details

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

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

Get industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.

Our students have completed placements with Network Ten, Brisbane Festival, Hyperplex Cinemas and BBS Communications Group.

In your third year you'll investigate and engage with the local media sector, including contributing to the latest media platforms, and you'll build your professional networks.

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

Bachelor of Information Technology

Build a qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future through information technology.

You can 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.

Get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities and the skills required to be in demand as a problem solver and innovator in digital media.

Benefit from strong industry connections with valuable insights into information technology and opportunities for internships here and overseas.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Information Technology

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Communication component

You will complete:

  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • a communication major (144 credit points) in digital media.

Information technology component

You will complete:

  • six core units (72 credit points)
  • ten major core units (120 credit points) from either the information systems or computer science major.

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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP New

Rank New

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

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

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

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $8,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

Apply

How to apply for Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Information Technology

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (409142 ) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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