Bachelor of Communication

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    Online
    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

    NSW

  • Career Outcomes

    Journalist | Communications Officer | Communications and Events Coordinator | Digital Marketing and Communications Officer | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Turn your creative thinking skills into real-world solutions for connecting people and ideas with this industry-ready Bachelor of Communication course from Western Sydney University. 

A broad-based course designed for students seeking to take the first step in a rewarding career, this undergraduate degree offers the foundation skills, knowledge, experience and insights required to thrive in a wide variety of roles across the fields of communications, marketing, advertising, journalism, public relations and art production.

If you're a natural storyteller who wants to share ideas and get people talking, this course is your first career step. 

With four majors available, you'll have the opportunity to specialise your study in the fields of advertising, public relations, journalism, or media art production. You'll learn key concepts of communications theory and practice, before specialising in your chosen field and connecting with expert industry partners. You'll graduate with skills, contacts, experience, processes and portfolio ready to hit the ground running in the workplace.

For a stand-out career with global prospects, this course is your first step.

Study Communications with Western Sydney University

  • What You'll Need to Get In

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  • Subject Breakdown

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

    Core subjects:

    • Writing ecologies
    • Foundations of media arts and production
    • Advertising: An introduction
    • Media cultures and industries
    • Data, meditation, power
    • Public relations theory and practice
    • Introduction to journalism
    • Visual storytelling
    • Media law and ethics
    • Professional writing and editing
    • Communication research project
    • Media memory

    Elective subjects:

    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • Creative writing
    • Cultural and social analysis
    • Digital cultures
    • English
    • History and political thought
    • Indigenous and Australian studies
    • Indonesian
    • International English
    • International relations and Asian studies
    • Islamic studies
    • Japanese
    • Linguistics
    • Musicology
    • Music performance studies
    • Philosophy
    • Psychological studies

    Students will select one of the following majors:

    • Advertising
    • Journalism
    • Media arts production
    • Public relations
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

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 from Western Sydney University.

This nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a wide variety of roles across the media, public relations, art and advertising fields.

With this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to challenge traditional ways of thinking and come up with creative new ways of connecting people. You'll have the chance to seek work as a journalist, public relations officer, advertising accounts coordinator, ad manager, communications coordinator or content creator across a broad range of sectors. You'll have the opportunity to seek employment both in Australia and overseas. 

If you're seeking a communications course that equips you with the skills, experience, contacts and portfolio required to immediately succeed at work, this course is for you.

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

Let's Talk Price

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP

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 $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 

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