Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Creative Media

Choose a creative field and couple it with an area of communication to graduate with double the amount of career opportunities.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1344

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

095512A
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Overview

Combine a Bachelor of Creative Media with a Bachelor of Communication to get the skills and ways of thinking to give you a competitive edge in your career.

You can customise your degree to suit what you’re interested in – and your career aspirations. With your Bachelor of Creative Media you can choose to major in Sound, Photography, Graphic Design, Games Art & Design or Screen Production. Your Bachelor of Communication allows you to major in Journalism, Strategic Communication or Global Media and Communication.

Regardless of your chosen areas of study, this combined course will help to transition you from being an independent and innovative creative arts and communications student into a well-rounded professional with a strong understanding of industry. Be mentored by highly experienced creative media and communication academics who will share their industry skills and knowledge with you.

You’ll work with real clients on real campaigns as you build a wide range of skills for professional communication in the digital age, including creating and producing content, managing social media and developing public relations and communications strategies. You’ll be able to mix skills these skills with your chosen creative field and become a double threat in the job market with the ability to communicate effectively, but also produce content (whether that be audio, film, graphic design, games art or photography).

3 reasons to study Creative Media and Communication at Murdoch

  1. Learn from industry professionals with vast experience and connections in their respective fields. Some of our experts have managed their own major social media and PR agencies overseas and worked with major overseas health companies, Heineken and Invisalign, while others have produced multi-award-winning films and been a part of Oscar winning sound production teams.
  2. Work with real organisations on real projects as part of our Work Integrated Learning program. Some of our students have interned with Lifeline, RAC Arena and The Salvation Army.
  3. Get more real-world experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH where you'll complete work for organisations like Royal Lifesaving WA and the WA Division of the United Nations.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • VR platforms and publishing
  • Mobile app and interaction design
  • Communication strategy and planning
  • Broadcasting and digital newsgathering
  • Web design
  • Directing and producing

Your future career

Depending on your chosen areas within communication and creative media this course could lead to many different job opportunities in different industries. With your combination of technical skills and specialised communication knowledge you’ll expand your career options and become a double threat within the job market. Careers could include:

  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Animator
  • Television and Online Producer

More and more the job market and industry is demanding well-rounded graduates that have skills in both creative and communication fields. You could work in just about any industry as there is a need for good communicators and creativity across all sectors. Some examples include working in business or in roles with local, state and federal government or non-governmental organisations (known as NGOs). You could also use your skills to freelance and work for yourself.

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

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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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