Bachelor of Communications & Media / Behavioural Science
This double degree combines the Bachelor of Communications & Media which explores the principles and techniques of communications and media, with the Bachelor of Behavioural Science which explores knowledge and skills relating to psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology.
This double degree can be completed in 4 years of full-time study or you can study part-time.
Communications and media are an exciting and inescapable part of modern life. With the advent of social media, the 24-hour news cycle and the development of citizen journalism, as well as the multiplatform delivery of film and screen production, the traditional media landscape has changed beyond recognition. This has presented new opportunities and avenues of communication for filmmakers, journalists, photographers and other media practitioners.
In the Bachelor of Communications & Media component of this double degree you’ll explore the principles and techniques of communications and media by examining and creating print, non-print and multimedia texts, using traditional and new and emerging media technologies. Our degree provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about journalism, film and screen production, digital communication, photography and much more. This program teaches you how to develop communication and media strategies and skills using contemporary techniques suitable for many types of workplaces.
You must complete a Major in either Journalism or Film and Screen Production or Photography. Then you can study four extra courses in one of the other three Major areas or in a complementary area from a range of humanities, science and social science disciplines – the choice is yours. See the Program Regulations below for specific details.
The Bachelor of Behavioural Science is a unique program that combines elements of psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology. Integrating specialised knowledge developed in these social science disciplines, and with a strong focus on critical psychology, the program forges a connection between traditional psychology and social work. As a graduate, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work with those who may be experiencing marginalisation or disadvantage.
As part of the Behavioural Science component you will complete 12 Behavioural Science courses, including an Internship which offers you the chance to apply your theoretical knowledge and to learn a whole lot more in a professional workplace.
Our foundation Campus is located in the historic West End of the port city of Fremantle, south of Perth. Housed within beautifully restored heritage buildings, it provides a ‘town university’ of great character. The iconic Campus is close to the Fremantle Harbour, cafe?s, shops and the famous ‘Cappuccino Strip’, and all major transport hubs.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Communications specialists are needed in many organisations and as a result communications and media graduates are in demand. Combining your professional skills and technical knowledge with knowledge and skills from Behavioural Science, which help you understand individual and group behaviours, would set you apart from the crowd.
Career opportunities include media advisor, publicist, change manager, social media manager, policy developer, public relations specialist, consumer behaviour or marketing analyst and corporate communications manager.
Career options will also be influenced by the Major you take as part of your Bachelor of Communications and Media degree.
Career opportunities include journalist, digital marketer, communication consultant, sports reporter, social media marketing specialist, media and communications advisor, PR advisor, events coordinator, campaign officer, research officer, editor, travel writer, and videographer.
Film and Screen Production Major
Career opportunities include director, writer, film maker, producer, social media content creator, editor, sound recordist, special effects supervisor, production manager and videographer.
Career opportunities include photographer working in areas such as news, sport, travel, fashion, science, advertising, or portraiture; photojournalist, advertising art director and multimedia specialist.
Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane:
Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates
Other Locations (Regional centres and other regional areas):
International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Academic requirements for this program are outlined below. We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.
Applicants with recent Secondary Education:
- Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).
- Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.
- Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).
Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects;
- Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University;
Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
- Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:
- STAT scores of at least 135 in the Multiple Choice section and 140 in the Written English section are required.
- Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above
- Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.
Please note: all applicants must be of school leaving age or older to apply.
- Course Code: 073153A
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A
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