Bachelor of Communication (Media)
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Bachelor of Communication (Media)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
3 years full time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$24,080* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||083980E|
IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400314293 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514293 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||A333|
New course commencing 2015
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The Bachelor of Communication (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 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, and media industry processes of planning and production, among many other workplace-relevant areas.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
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.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Communication (Media) you will acquire excellent knowledge and skills necessary to find work in many different media industries and organisations. You will also find that other businesses and public sector employers value the unique mix of abilities which you will develop in this course, becoming a media industries professional and future leader. The emphasis in the degree on online media, television and cross platform intersections positions you as a key recruit for Australian and international media companies. Your knowledge of advertising and celebrity, key drivers of media industries, provides an edge over other graduates. The course allows you to take electives in specific areas such as screen production, design, journalism, public relations and more, so that you can graduate with the expertise and experience to enter many different fields of specialised media employment. Internships and global study experiences add to this advantage. Further study in our innovative communication honours degree is another opportunity upon graduation, designed for more advanced professional research training.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Communication (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 (ACC101 also offered in trimester 3)|
|ALC203||Exploring Virtual Worlds: Contexts of Online Participation (offered from 2016)|
|ALC204||Media Representations and Affects (offered from 2016)|
|ACC213||Media Law and Ethics (ACC213 also offered in Trimester 2 from 2016)|
|ALC205||Social Media and Surveillance: Spaces, Behaviours, Debates (offered from 2016)|
|ALC202||Advertising: Designing Desires for Consumer Cultures (offered from 2016)|
|ALC303||Researching Screen Media Futures (offered from 2016)|
|ALC305||Understanding Media Ecologies: Society, Industry, Economy (offered from 2016)|
2 electives Or 1 elective and ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A
|ALC301||Contemporary Australian Media (offered from 2016)|
|ALC302||Designing and Pitching Media Formats (2 credit points and offered from 2016)|
|ALC304||The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance (offered from 2016)|
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
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 email@example.com