Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
Course summary for international students
2016 course information
|Award granted||Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
3 years full time
|Next available intake|
Burwood and Cloud (online): March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): There will be no intakes in 2015 and 2016
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$26,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||089296K|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400514293 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
|Deakin course code||A333|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) is a dynamic and versatile degree that produces graduates who have the skills and knowledge to adapt to shifting communication climates and proactively situate themselves within the broad field of Digital Media and Cultural Industries (incorporating film, television, digital media, marketing and advertising, and many other areas). Students will engage in critical analysis, creative application, and vocational-led study in units that involve the examination and creation of various virtual and non-virtual media texts.
Embedded within the degree is an in-depth exploration of themes such as social media and surveillance, advertising and consumerism, media genre and representation, issues of piracy and censorship, celebrity and media industry processes of planning and production, among many other workplace-relevant areas.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying. To find the credit point and EFTSL value of each unit, go to the Handbook Unit Search.
This 'Fee paying annual fee' is provided as a guide only. The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com for more information about 2016 fees.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
- 15 credit points of compulsory core units
- 9 credit points of elective units from any discipline area
- no more than 10 credit points at level 1
- at least 14 credit points at level 2 and above
- no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
|ALC104||Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures|
|ACC100||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ALC105||Media Culture and Technological Transformations: Living in the Digital Age|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas|
|ALC203||Exploring Digital Media: Contexts of Online Participation (offered from 2016)|
|ACC213||Media Law and Ethics|
|ALC205||Digital Media and the Surveillance Society (offered from 2016)|
|ALC202||Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy (offered from 2016)|
Select 1 of:
ALC204 Media Representations and Affects (No longer offered for enrolment)
|ALC215||Globalisation and the Media|
|ALC303||Media Research Practices (offered from 2016)|
|ALC305||Understanding Media Ecologies (offered from 2016)|
|ALC301||Contemporary Media Industries (offered from 2016)|
|ALC302||Designing and Pitching Media Formats (2 credit points and offered from 2016)|
Select one of:
|ALC304||The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance (offered from 2017)|
|ACF320||Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema|
2 electives or 1 elective and ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A
Note: it is strongly recommended that students undertake an internship as part of their studies.
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses can be found at International Students - Apply site (Step 3).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org