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Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media Production)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Charles Sturt University

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Digital Media Programmer | Digital Media Developer | Content Producer | Public Relations Officer | View all

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About this course

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.

You'll learn broad skills in media production, mobile media, journalism and documentary production, social media and research, and build in-demand practical skills for working in a range of industries, including advertising, public relations, journalism, radio and theatre.

If you're interested in creative work with new opportunities to learn, this qualification offers the practical experience and exciting opportunities for you to pursue a rewarding new career.


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

  • Show successful completion of 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
  • Show successful completion of a tertiary preparation course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the GPA gained in these studies; OR
  • Hold a completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification or 50% completion of an AQF diploma level qualification; OR
  • Show work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years, and a formal interview or portfolio submission; OR
  • Hold an ATAR or equivalent of 65 (including adjustment factors); OR
  • Complete a formal interview demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the quality, depth and relevance of the answers given in the interview; OR
  • Submit a portfolio of works (written, artwork and/or digital media) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the quality, depth and relevance presented in the portfolio.

Areas of study

In this arts 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
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 16 campuses in the eastern states of 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 It Lead Me?

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.

This qualification is recognised by the Public Relations Institute of Australia.



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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Commonwealth-supported places may be available in this course for eligible students.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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