In the Communication and Media degree from the University of South Australia, you will develop skills in:
- writing and creating content for traditional and online media
- analysing social media and its role in society
- managing media and public relations
- critical and analytical thinking required for the strategic planning and management of communication and media.
Practical, real-world experience is a key component of this degree and in your final year you will complete an industry internship. Industry and community engagement opportunities are also featured in several courses, enabling you to put your skills to practice on real communication projects.
Eligible students can gain a further competitive advantage by completing an undergraduate degree in Communication and Media with a Master of Communication in just four years. This is a great way of elevating your career prospects.
Based on academic merit and quota, you may have the option to do the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at the end of this degree. Honours is an intensive year of advanced study that develops your abilities in academic research. It allows you to research a topic that interests you. Other selection criteria may apply.
Nine in ten large businesses, and more than four in ten small-to-medium businesses now have a strategy behind their social media and communications investment1, so there is no better time to be beginning a career in communication and media.
As a professional communicator you will be interested in current affairs, public communication in all its forms, and the communication aspects of political, economic and social issues. You will also have a passion for writing and language, a curiosity about why and how people communicate, and a desire to use communication skills to promote understanding of significant political, social, cultural and scientific issues and events. Careers to consider:
- communication officer: plan, create and write content for publications and promotional material
- content creator and writer: write for a range of channels and mediums including web, blogs, news, social media, search engine optimisation, publications and advertising
- digital and social media manager: responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for an organisation’s social media sites
- media liaison officer: liaise between two organisations to communicate and coordinate activities
- PR coordinator: understand and support client needs – and use all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage their reputation
- marketing and communication officer: coordinate advertising and public relations activities for businesses
- online editor: plan, create, edit and publish content online
- strategic communication manager: develop integrated communication and marketing campaigns, set clear communication goals and objectives, develop strategies, tactics, budgets and schedules for a campaign – and learn to measure the effectiveness of each medium to monitor success.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Ideas, Innovation and Communication
- Communication and Media
- Professional and Technical Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- Public Relations Theory and Practice
- Digital Design Essentials
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- There is no closing date for submitting your application however the admissions process takes between one and three weeks.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Media Studies & Mass Media View 173 other Bachelors in Media Studies & Mass Media in Australia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS CODE: 081881B
- Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
- Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
- Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
- Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points
International28000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28000 AUD per year during 36 months.
- Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported
Living costs for Adelaide
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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