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If you want to apply for the 2018 mid-year intake, apply for the Bachelor of Media and Communication (KC30) or Bachelor of Mass Communication (IF27).

Overview

  • 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 code 421202
QUT course code KC40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2019 July, February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 096577J
Careers
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Marketing Officer/Manager

Details

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

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.

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.

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

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

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

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
  • 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
TOEFL iBT 79 16 16 21 18
Pearson PTE (Academic) 58 50 50 50 50
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 176 169 169 169 169
TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.

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

We offer English language courses 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.

Additional entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

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: $30,200 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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