Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media Production)

Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University
  • Awarded by

    Charles Sturt University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Digital Media Programmer | Digital Media Developer | Communications Officer | Digital Marketing and Communications Officer | View all

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Last modified: 06 Feb 2019

In a Nutshell

Build cutting-ends new skills for an exciting career in an emerging industry with this online Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media Production) from Charles Sturt University.

If you're interested in starting a career in digital technology and want to learn how to produce creative digital content, this qualification will give you the skills and knowledge required to thrive. Fusing technical and humanistic approaches to communications, this course will enable to you explore the production of creative content including video, audio, apps, virtual assistants and internet technology, grounded in a broad study of communications.

This course teaches you skills to execute your ideas, from concept to finished product. You'll engage with both established and emerging technologies, to ensure you're flexible in your career options. With a strong foundation in essential communications concepts and a grasp on upcoming technologies that will reshape the industry, you'll be well placed to pursue your dream job and have built flexible skills for the future.

If you're interested in creative work with new opportunities to learn, this qualification offers practical experience and exciting opportunities for you to pursue a rewarding new career. Available for study online or on campus, you'll have the flexibility to study when it suits you.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Meet minimum English Language Proficiency requirements; AND
    • Successfully completed two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies; OR
    • Successfully completed a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies; OR
    • Successfully completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification or 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification; OR
    • Work experience in the industry for no less than two years, and a formal interview or portfolio submission (see other admissions options below); OR
    • Achieved an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) in the past 2 years

    Enquire now for full information on admission options

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this communication course, the subjects you may study include:

    • Introduction to media production
    • Presentation for communicators
    • Digital media
    • Communication research strategies
    • Indigenous Australian cultures, histories and contemporary realities
    • Ethics and law for communication and creative industries
    • Communication for work placement
    • Emergent professional
    • Communication and creative industries project 1
    • Communication and creative industries project 2
    • Production planning
    • Programming principles
    • Principles of audio programming
    • Social and mobile media
    • Scriptwriting 
    • Video storytelling
    • Documentary production
    • Internet technologies 
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  • Why Charles Sturt University?

    One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology. Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.

    CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

    You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media Production) from Charles Sturt University.

This qualification will enable you to seek employment in a range of creative and technical roles in the communications, digital media and public relations sectors, working in production or advisory roles. You may choose to produce creative materials including videos, audio, web applications or websites for clients, or work in-house in a company or organisation across a range of industries seeking creative support. 

Wondering where a career in communications could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Charles Sturt University offers up front payment for this course. You may also be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place if you meet citizenship and residency requirements, allowing you to defer part or all of your course fees.

Enquire now to find out more about your options.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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