Bachelor of Communication and Media

University of Wollongong

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Wollongong 753110 CSP 3F/EqP 29 Jul 2019
2 Mar 2020
UOW South Western Sydney* 753150 CSP 3F/EqP 2 Mar 2020

* Subject to approval.


In our increasingly connected and digital world, communicators with broad skills are in real demand. The Bachelor of Communication and Media offers you a strong foundation in the national and international communication and media industry. With a focus on preparing you for global careers, the course places an emphasis on high-level skills in media production, communication research and independent project work.

This degree is designed for careers in digital and social media; visual communication design; journalism; screen media production; marketing; advertising; and public relations. You will be immersed in the study and practice of media and communication, and will gain flexible and transferable skills that will prepare you for the ever-changing world of global media culture.

Areas of study: For 753110: Digital and social media, global screen media, journalism, marketing communication and advertising, visual communication design. For 753150: Digital and social media.

Career opportunities: Media research and analysis, corporate communications, digital content development, social media, advertising, publishing, marketing, government media policy, media education.

Practical experience: Portfolio of work.

Honours: If you have a distinction average or higher, you can apply to the honours program, which offers an additional year of study to pursue both critical and creative projects. Honours research topics are various and negotiable.

Fees and charges: Visit the UOW website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.

Applicants with higher education study

For your application to be assessed on your university results you need to have completed at least half a year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) at bachelor degree level or higher. Your grades will be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. Students may also be eligible for credit for prior learning.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you have completed an AQF Certificate IV, AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma you will be considered for admission to this degree. Your grades will be converted to a selection rank in order for us to assess whether you meet the minimum selection rank.

Applicants with work and life experience

Admission to UOW is based on your academic qualifications, and generally your work or life experience is not taken into account. Students wishing to undertake this course, but who do not meet academic requirements are advised to apply for a pathway program that UOW recognises, such as a UOW College pathway program, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), and the TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC).

Student profile

Visit the UOW website, select the undergraduate course that you are interested in, then choose the 'Admission Profile' tab in the Admissions, Key dates and Fees section. For Dean's Scholar, see the UOW website.

Further information

Visit the UOW website, email or call 1300 367 869.

How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
753110 60.35 69.25 95.35 65.35 75.25 99.95
753150 new new new new new new


  1. 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 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank