Bachelor of Communication (Media)

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Communication (Media)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

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
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code083980E
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code A333
VTAC Codes1400314293 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514293 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

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.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

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 indicative and annual course fees provided are 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 fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

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.

For more information go to My Course My Career

Course rules

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

Course structure

Level 1

ACC100Communication in Everyday Life

ACC101Creativity and Dangerous Ideas

ALC104Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures

ALC105Media Culture and Technological Transformations: Living in the Digital Age

4 electives

Level 2

ACC213Media Law and Ethics

ALC202Advertising: Desire, Consumption and the Attention Economy (Commencing 2016)

ALC203Exploring Digital Media: Contexts of Online Participation (Commencing 2016)

ALC205Digital Media and the Surveillance Society (Commencing 2016)

And select one of:

ALC204Media Representations and Affects (Commencing 2016)

or

ALC215Globalisation and the Media

3 electives

Level 3

ALC301Contemporary Media Industries (Commencing 2016)

ALC302Designing and Pitching Media Formats (2 credit points) (Commencing 2016)

ALC303Media Research Practices (Commencing 2016)

ALC305Understanding Media Ecologies (Commencing 2016)

And select one of:

ALC304The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance

or

ACF320Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema

3 electives or 2 electives and ACC317 Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

 

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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

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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au