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Y43 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.


Contemporary Fashion and Textiles:  Students will be required to have a folio interview for the Contemporary Fashion and Textiles major.


French and Japanese:  Applicants for the language majors and minors will require WACE 3A/3B, or equivalent language skills in the relevant language.

There is an additional special condition for entry into the Japanese Majors or Minors: Native speakers of Japanese who have completed their compulsory education in Japan and/or in a Japanese educational institution overseas (i.e., six years at primary and three years at junior high school) are not eligible to enrol in a Japanese Major or Minor. 


Visual Arts:  Students will be required to have a folio interview for the Visual Arts major.

This course is available on Mt Lawley, and Joondalup Campuses.
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 480 credit points (32 units) over a full-time enrolment of four years. Within this course, students are required to complete the following:  

  • 2 School of Communications and Arts core units (30 credit points), plus 2 additional units (30 credit points) from anywhere within the School   
  • 2 Bachelor of Arts core units (30 credit points)
  • 8 unit Arts Major (120 credit points)
  • 4 unit Arts Minor (60 credit points)
  • 2 Bachelor of Communications core units (30 credit points)
  • 8 unit Communications Major (120 credit points)
  • 4 unit Communications Minor (60 credit points)



School of Communications and Arts core units
Students must complete the following 2 core units (30 credit points):
CCA1108 Communications and Digital Technology 15
CCA3111 Preparation for Professional Life 15
Plus, complete a further 2 units (30 credit points) from anywhere in the School of Communications and Arts
Bachelor of Arts core units
Students must complete the following 2 core units (30 credit points):
HMN1101 Home and Away: Introducing the Humanities 15
HMN1102 What is Knowledge? 15
Bachelor of Communications core units
Students must complete the following 2 core units (30 credit points):
CMM1101 Reading Media Texts 15
CMM1113 Media and Social Context 15

Bachelor of Arts Majors

MABUTVContemporary Fashion and Textiles Major
MABUTZEnglish Major
MAAAEKFrench Major
MAAAEMFrench Major
MABUSUHistory Major
MAAADCJapanese Major
MAAADDJapanese Major
MABUSTPolitics and International Relations Major
MABUUAVisual Arts Major
MAAAEVWriting Major

Bachelor of Arts Minors

MIAAHKChildren's Literature Minor
MIAAGKChinese Minor
MIAAHCContemporary Fashion and Textiles Minor
MIAAHREditing and Publishing Minor
MIAAHFEnglish Minor
MIAAHAEnvironmental Studies Minor
MIAAHGFrench (Introductory) Minor
MIAAHHFrench (Post ATAR) Minor
MIAAHNHistory Minor
MIAAHMIndigenous Studies Minor
MIAAHIJapanese (Introductory) Minor
MIAAHJJapanese (Post ATAR) Minor
MIAAHOPolitics and International Relations Minor
MIAAHQProfessional Writing Minor
MIAAHEVisual Arts Minor
MIAAHPWriting Minor

Bachelor of Communications Majors

MAAADJAdvertising Major
MAAABZBroadcasting Major
MAAACZCreative Services Major
MAAAENJournalism Major
MABUTEMedia, Culture and Mass Communications Major
MABUTCPublic Relations Major

Bachelor of Communications Minors

MIAAFYAdvertising Minor
MIAAFZBroadcasting Minor
MIAAFXJournalism Minor
MIAAGAMedia, Culture and Mass Communications Minor
MIAAGBPublic Relations Minor
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013