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K33 Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Communications

The Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Communications double degree is designed to enable students to succeed in today’s rapidly changing society.  It will broaden students’ understanding of themselves, their community and the larger world as well as provide them with the theoretical and practical dimensions of communication.  It is a challenging educational program leading to a degree which is internationally recognised in the global marketplace.  The double degree provides students with lifelong transferable skills equipping them for employment in a wide range of professions, including Communications professions, and for further study in a variety of disciplines.


Standard University Admission requirements apply.

This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The course will comprise 32 units (480 credit points) over a full-time enrolment of four years. 240 credit points will be studied in the Bachelor of Communications and 240 credit points in the Bachelor of Arts.


Within this course, students are required to complete the following units:

From within the Bachelor of Communications:

  • 60 credit points Foundation program
  • 60 credit points Electives
  • 120 credit points Communications Major


From the Bachelor of Arts:

  • 240 credit points Arts Majors, or
  • 120 credit points Arts Major, plus
  • 90 credit points Arts Minor and 30 credit points electives
Communications Foundation program
Students must complete the following core units:
CMM1101 Reading Media Texts 15
CMM1108 Communications and Digital Technology 15
CMM1109 Cyberculture Studies 15
CMM1113 Media and Social Context 15
Students must complete 60 credit points from the following elective units:
CCA1103 Creativity: Theory, Practice and History 15
CMM1104 Writing for the Media 15
CMM1107 Creative Thinking 15
CMM1112 Communication Strategies 15
FAV1101 Introduction to Digital Video 15
IMM1121 Digital Photomedia 15
IMM1122 Publishing on the World Wide Web 15
PHO1105 Photo Work 15
Elective 1 from outside of C&CA (15 credit points)
Elective 2 from outside of C&CA (15 credit points)

Bachelor of Communications Majors

MAAADJAdvertising Major
MAAABZBroadcasting Major
MAAACZCreative Services Major
MAAAENJournalism Major
MAAAELMass Communication Major
MAAADKMedia and Cultural Studies Major
MAAAEPPublic Relations Major
MAAABMScriptwriting Major

Bachelor of Arts Majors

MAAAGJChildren's Literature Major
MAAADMEnglish Major
MAAAEKFrench Major
MAAAEMFrench Major
MAAADBGeography Major
MAAADLGlobal Studies Major
MAAAESHistory Major
MAAADCJapanese Major
MAAADDJapanese Major
MAAAEUPolitics and Government Major
MASOCSocial Sciences Major
MAAAEVWriting Major

Bachelor of Arts Minors

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009