Bachelor of Communication and Media

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

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.What you will studyIn addition to the core subjects in the Bachelor of Communication and Media, you must complete at least one major from the below list. There is also the opportunity to complete two majors which will increase your knowledge and employability in the media and communication industries.Digital and Social MediaScreen Media ProductionJournalismMarketing Communication and AdvertisingVisual Communication Design


The Bachelor of Communication and Media requires the successful completion of 144 credit points, consisting of:1. 30 credit points of core subjects, plus;2. At least one of the majors from the list below (48 credit points)*3. Subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 144. This may include;a. A second major study from the list below,b. Up to two minors from the list below, ORc. Subjects from the general schedule of electives and/or from the remaining Bachelor of Communication and Media subjects listed below.*Students undertaking the Marketing Communication and Advertising Major (MAJ40266) are required to take one additional BCM major from the list below.


  • Digital media and communication
  • Global screen media
  • Journalism
  • Marketing communication and advertising and Visual communication design.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $84,528 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Wollongong International: $93,312 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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