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Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Paramatta, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Penrith, Australia| Online
The Communication program from Western Sydney University will give you the professional skills and knowledge to build the ‘go anywhere, do anything’ career you want. Major in Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations or Media Arts Production and develop job-ready skills in communication, digital media, media production, research, and innovation.
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The Communication program from Western Sydney University covers general communications theory and practice, giving you a solid understanding of how the different disciplines overlap and connect. Second and third year allows you to focus on your chosen Communication major. Working in the classroom and in the field with expert industry partners, you’ll get the kind of hands-on practical experience that employers love to see.

Our students travel the globe – on study tours and to gain work experience. We’ve taken students to Nepal, Sri Lanka,India, Vanuatu, Fiji, Taiwan, China and to the United Nations Leadership Symposium to work on films, communication campaigns, news reports, sustainability and leadership initiatives.

We'll help you build a portfolio, develop your professional brand, understand project workflows and client needs, and establish the contacts you’ll need to kick-start your career.

Industry placements

Get real-world placements at companies like the ABC, News Corp Australia, SKY News, Fairfax Community News, OMD, Ikon Communications, Carat Media, The Public Relations Institute of Australia, Channel Ten, Salmat, OHD, Zenith Optimedia, Nine Network and 360 PR.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Writing Ecologies
  • Foundations of Media Arts and Production
  • Advertising: An Introduction
  • Media Cultures and Industries
  • Data, Mediation, Power
  • Public Relations Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Visual Storytelling

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 074452D

  • All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English.
  • If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies, you are required to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28080 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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