Communication and Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Media Studies

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In this course you’ll learn to communicate effectively using text, sound and vision, and will develop research skills to analyse global media issues, cultural and media policies, and audience behaviour.

Key details for

  • ATAR

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1316
    • B1316A
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 001572M
  • Course Code

    • B1316
    • B1316A
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

From Semester 1 2018 this course will be replaced at the Perth campus by our new

Bachelor of Communication

 

In this course you’ll develop the knowledge and creative skills you need to work as a communications specialist. You will learn to communicate effectively using text, sound and vision, and will develop research skills that enable you to analyse global media issues, cultural and media policies, and audience behaviour.

You’ll study a set of core units and can choose electives in areas that interest you, including ‘Introduction to Journalism’ and ‘Introduction to Social Media’. Other popular electives include ‘Screen: Small, Medium and Large’ and ‘Audiences, Users and Participants’.

As a Communication and Media Studies student at Murdoch you will learn from industry experts and have access to professional placements for on-the-job training. This means you will have valuable experience before you even graduate. You can expand your degree even further and combine this course with other majors including Public Relations, Journalism, Web Communication, Radio or Sociology.

When you graduate, you could work in a media and communications role for large corporations and government departments, as a consultant in communication policy and strategy role, as a creative for advertising agencies, campaign specialist for marketing groups or in marketing and promotions for not-for-profit groups. You could work in the arts, media and entertainment sectors, public relations, marketing and advertising or choose to take on further studies at Honours and postgraduate level.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Arts
  • Qualification

    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Media Studies

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students up to $10,000 off your first year tuition fee via the International Welcome Scholarships. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)