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Communications and Media, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Fremantle, Australia
Regarded as an industry benchmark in Australia, the Bachelor of Communications & Media degree gives you a solid grounding in all aspects of communications and media, covering everything from traditional print journalism to digital media production. You can also tailor your degree to meet your particular interests in advertising, film and screen production or journalism.
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Media and communications are an exciting and inescapable part of modern life. With the advent of social media, the 24-hour news cycle and the development of citizen journalism, the traditional media landscape has changed beyond recognition. This has presented new opportunities and avenues of communication for journalists, film makers, advertising agencies and other media practitioners.

A Bachelor of Communications & Media from Notre Dame effectively prepares you for a wide range of jobs. Our degree provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about everything from journalism to scriptwriting and digital communication.

When you enrol in this program, you can expect to gain a thorough grounding in writing, media law and digital communications before moving onto your specialist area – whether that is advertising, film and screen production or journalism. 

As part of our commitment to creating job-ready graduates, the Bachelor of Communications & Media also offers a robust internship program, offering you placement opportunities in a number of media organisations, such as the ABC, SBS and the commercial television networks, plus a range of cultural and arts-related bodies across Australia.

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
    • Intensity 15 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Students must complete course in maximum time stated in the course regulations.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Courses include:
  •  Logos I
  •  Logos II
  •  Logos III
  • Academic Writing, Communication and Research
  • Media and Society
  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Advertising
  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioural Science
  • Business
  • English Literature
  • Film and Screen Production
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing (Communications & Media)
  • Philosophy
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Public Relations (Communications & Media)
  • Social Justice
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology
  • Writing

English Language Requirements

  • 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 code: 073150D 
  • A completed Enabling course.
  • Sitting the STAT and achieving an acceptable score for the program you are interested in.  For most programs, the minimum STAT score is 145 in the Written English section.
  • ATAR or HSC (or equivalent) results if these are between 3 and 5 years old.
  • IELTS Academic 6.5 overall, with no individual band score lower than 6.0
  • CAE/CPE ,176 overall, with no individual band score lower than 169
  • PTE Academic 58 overall, with no individual band score lower than 50
  • TOEFL (iBT) 84 overall, with no score lower than 21 in writing and no other band score lower than 17

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12574 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12574 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Fremantle

  • 1700 - 2700 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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