UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Communication

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480175  3F/EqP 78.75 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Major studies: Journalism, media studies, public relations or media production.

Practical experience: Client-based placements, or appropriate alternatives, are embedded in all majors. For example, 40 students attended the Beijing Olympics in 2008 as flash reporters.

Honours: A further year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study to obtain an honours degree is available to high-achieving students. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

Professional recognition: The Public Relations major in the B Communication is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

Career opportunities: Examples include positions in the communication and cultural industries in both the public and private sectors; in particular, in media production, public relations, journalism, digital video and television, audio production and post production, professional and creative writing, broadcast journalism, radio broadcasting and production, media research and analysis, audience research and analysis, research and policy development.

Additional information: Our academics are TV and documentary producers, news and feature writers, layout and web designers, PR professionals, songwriters and musicians, poets and broadcast journalists. Our industry advisory board comprising representatives of the ABC, Fairfax Media and a range of media companies, ensure that our course content is contemporary, relevant and responsive to dynamically changing environments. All students have access to state-of-the-art facilities including sound and television studios, editing suites and the latest computer technology.

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