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Bachelor of Communication

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

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


Anyone can apply.

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
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Communication from Griffith University.

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.

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

  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Event Coordinator
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Public Relations Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

HECS-HELP may be available for this course.

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, 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).

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