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When you study a Bachelor of Communication, you’ll develop cutting-edge skills needed to produce ground-breaking, thought-provoking and engaging work in diverse media industries. With a range of course options, you’ll learn to push your individual creative boundaries, while embracing the changing nature of today’s complex communication landscape. Choose your major or areas of study and develop work-ready skills – from critical thinking and writing, to creating and producing content for television, film, documentaries, radio, print, gaming and digital media. Communication studies at the University of Newcastle integrate intensive practical experience and industry opportunities, preparing you for a range careers that contribute to cultural enrichment and commercial success.
Media arts production, news media, public relations. Additional major options are available to study alongside your communication major. Choose from animation and interaction, creative arts or graphic design and illustration.
Camera operator, copywriter, editor, festival/events coordinator, foreign correspondent, film/television production assistant, film and documentary maker, media production editor, director, political adviser, travel writer.
Students have a number of opportunities to participate in embedded practical learning experiences, work placement or projects within the industry. Students are invited to take advantage of our business partnership networks with NBN Television, The Newcastle Herald, ABC 1233, the University radio station 2NURFM, and internships with Channel 7 and Foxtel.
Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to students based on merit.
Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
Abbreviations– = data is not available.
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Review of programs
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Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.