Bachelor of Communication

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 24 units
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Awarded by: Griffith University

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About this course

Griffith University offers this Bachelor of Communication degree to provide students with the opportunity to gain the education and training essential to the media and communication industries.

This program comprehensively covers all key communications disciplines and subject areas. These include: media research and analysis; and knowledge of film and media history. As such, you will develop a strong knowledge base spanning broadcasting policy, regulation, content critique, development techniques applicable in journalism, screen production and new media settings.

This degree offers you the opportunity to specialise in:

  • Creative writing
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Business communication
  • Screen studies

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying.

If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. 

Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

Areas of study

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

  • Academic writing
  • New communication technologies
  • Text and culture
  • Developing research and analytical skills
  • New media: communications in the electronic age
  • Communication project

PLUS

Complete the requisite units of your major, chosen from the following:

  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Business communication
  • Creative writing
  • Screen studies

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How will this course advance my career?

As a graduate of Griffith University, you will be able to work in the film and television industry in administrative, marketing and creative roles, extending to creative and managerial roles in the communications industries, and in the marketing and advertising/public relations industries.

This degree will provide the backbone to your successful career in media/communications and its related industries.

How else will I benefit from this bachelor's degree?

  • Graduate with a Bachelor of Communication from Griffith University, a trusted, leading Australian university.
  • Flexible study: studying by distance means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • No entry prerequisites.
  • Government financial support through HECS–HELP available to all Australian citizens.

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Finance Options

This course is eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which includes HECS-HELP government financial assistance.
 

Alternatively, you may submit a general application, which allows you to select from a number of payment methods, including upfront payment, or deferring the cost of your studies with FEE-HELP.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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