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Overview

Guide to entry thresholds

OP New

Rank New

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

  • 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.
  • In your third year you can investigate and engage with the local media sector, including contributing to the latest media platforms, and building your professional networks.
QTAC course code421202
QUT course code KC40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 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
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 096577J
Careers
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Sales Person

Details

Real-world focus

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

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.

Real-world learning

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 will investigate and engage with the local media sector, including contributing to the latest media platforms, and you will build your professional networks.

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.

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
  • information technology
  • justice
  • law

Research pathways

We are a world-leader in media and communication research, through our 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.

Units

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

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.

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

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 $6,700 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.

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

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 (421202 ) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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