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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - 125JA

Course Code: 125JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362086
CRICOS Code: 068976D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


This combined degree course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the field of Communication and Media Studies while also allowing them to pursue a wider liberal-arts education.

The Bachelor of Arts degree provides a flexible preparation for many areas of vocational and professional employment, as well as the broad perspective required for informed citizenship. A four-unit Liberal Arts Foundation sequence, with choices at individual unit level, combines with a choice of Arts majors to complete the requirements of an Arts degree. The remaining units mark the character of the degree as either arts-oriented or professional, and include an open choice of one full major. Foundation program units may become the basis for a continuing major or minor sequence.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies provides an advanced study of the history, theory and methods of Communication and Media Studies with a special focus on political communication. It explores the way in which societies have evolved in conjunction with advances in communication technology and addresses the way communications media have profoundly transformed the way we live. This course develops an informed and critical understanding of how the media operate, the way they shape meanings and values, and the difference they are making to the social, economic and political worlds in which we live. It provides an in-depth understanding of political communication processes from a national capital perspective. Special attention is payed to the development of high level oral and written communication skills as well as to an appreciation of the power of visual communication forms.

The single degree of Bachelor of Arts may be taken out at the end of three years full-time study, subject to a variation in the study program for third year. Students considering taking out the single degree must seek course advice before the end of their second year of study.


Prospective Students
Email Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Email Ph 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts BA
Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies B CommMediaSt

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. 请注意不是所有的单位为每个教学阶段提供。

Unit Delivery Modes

在这种程度的单位交付模式尚未得到证实。 Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please refer to course 218JA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Learning outcomes are as indicated in the documentation for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. .

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


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The course offers opportunities for work-place learning through internships and provides an excellent introduction to communication and media research methods.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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