Bachelor of Communication and Journalism

Program code

1597

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

This program is scheduled to commence in 2019.

Developed in close consultation with industry, the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism will produce communication specialists who understand the diversity and complexity of the contemporary communication and media landscape and are able to thrive within it.

Specifically designed to respond to the demand for graduates who are ready for the challenges and opportunities of next generation media and associated industries, this degree will equip students with a comprehensive set of advanced writing skills, multimedia production abilities, and the capacity to think both laterally and creatively.

You will work alongside and learn from some of the best journalists, editors, producers, content makers and communication professionals in the country. Our top industry placements open doors to a diverse media career. Our graduates will be professional storytellers, journalists and communicators who are set to lead innovation and change in the 21st century communication and media industry.

Graduates will be well equipped to work within journalism, freelance writing, strategic or public relations, corporate promotions, commercial communication, creative industries, public relations and communications firms, government and non-government organisations, not-for-profit and aid organisations, media and the film industry, entrepreneurial and start-up organisations.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Communication and Journalism is offered full-time and part time on campus at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Occupations include: social media coordinator, community and stakeholder engagement officer, digital marketing specialist, communications officer, events manager, social media manager, public relations consultant, public relations professional, strategic communications specialist, media liaison officer, campaign manager, media analyst, promotions officer, copywriter, journalist, reporter, producer, researcher, editor freelance writer, corporate promotions and communications.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism (1597)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 27.5 $343.75 $27,500.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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