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Y03 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 Arts and 240 credit points in the Bachelor of Communications.


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


From the Bachelor of Arts:

  • Foundation program of 30 credit points (2 core units)
  • 120 credit points Arts Major (8 units)
  • 75 credit points Arts Minor (5 units)
  • 15 credit points final semester capstone unit


From the Bachelor of Communications:

  • Foundation program of four core units (2 compulsory and 2 chosen core units) and four electives related to a specialised area
  • 120 credit points Communications Major (8 units)
Arts Foundation program (30 credit points)
Students must complete the following foundation program of 30 credit points (2 units):
HMN1101 Home and Away: Introducing the Humanities 15
HMN1102 What is Knowledge? 15
In addition, students must complete the following capstone unit in their final semester of study:
HMN3111 BA Preparation for Professional Life 15
Communications Foundation program (120 credit points)
Students must complete the following two compulsory core units (30 credit points):
CMM1101 Reading Media Texts 15
CMM1108 Communications and Digital Technology 15
Plus students should select a further 30 credit points (2 units) from the following:
CCA1101 Contexts of Modernity 15
CCA1102 Representation and Interpretation 15
CCA1103 Creativity: Theory, Practice and History 15
CMM1107 Creative Thinking 15
CMM1109 Cyberculture Studies 15
CMM1113 Media and Social Context 15
To complete the Communications Foundation Program, students should select 60 credit points (four units) from the list of elective units recommended in the chosen area of specialisation. Any unit already completed as a Foundation core unit cannot be counted again as an elective.

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
MAAAHTIndigenous Studies Major
MAAADCJapanese Major
MAAADDJapanese Major
MAAAHYMuseum Studies Major
MAAAEUPolitics and Government Major
MAAAGXSocial Sciences Major
MAAAEVWriting Major

Bachelor of Arts Minors

MIAAEXChildren's Literature Minor
MIAADSEditing Minor
MIAAFBEnglish Minor
MIAAFHFrench (Introductory) Minor
MIAAFIFrench (Post ATAR) Minor
MIAAFAGeography Minor
MIAAEZGlobal Studies Minor
MIAAEYHistory Minor
MIAAFJJapanese (Introductory) Minor
MIAAFKJapanese (Post ATAR) Minor
MIAAFDMuseum Studies Minor
MIAAFFPolitics and Government Minor
MIAAEWSocial Sciences Minor
MIAAFEWriting Minor
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010