Changes to the Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies from 2011
Information for students who enrolled in the BCMS before 2011
The Faculty of Arts undertook a major review of the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies to ensure that the degree remains up to date with the communication and media industries. The review resulted in a number of changes that came into effect in 2011.
What is the new Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies like?
The structure of the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies changed in 2011. The changes included:
- A smaller common core (48 cp) with more subjects to choose from
- Conversion of specialisations into majors
- The option of taking any of the new majors as minors
The revised Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies is offering majors in:
- Digital Media and Communication
- International Media and Communication
- Journalism and Professional Writing
- Marketing Communication and Advertising
Important: Students who are currently enrolled will be able to complete the course as it was advertised in the year that you enrolled. If the subjects you need are no longer available, we will find you substitutes. This applies to the degree and to the specializations.
For more detailed information on what subjects to substitute based on the year you enrolled, please see the BCMS Transition Arrangement worksheet.
Frequently asked questions
I'm Majoring in Marketing Communication and Advertising, can I do a Major or Minor in Public Relations?
The new BCMS Major in Marketing Communication and Advertising has been expanded to include subjects in Public Relations. Therefore students cannot combine the Major in Marketing Communication and Advertising with a Major or Minor in Public Relations (from Commerce).
NB: Students who enrolled in the BCMS up to and including the year 2010 can combine the Specialisation in Advertising and Marketing with a Major or Minor in Public Relations.
Where can I go for more information about the degree?
If you have specific questions about the revised Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies degree please don’t hesitate to contact the convenor of the BCMS or the Sub Deans:
Professor Sue Turnbull
Dr Stephen Brown or Dr Debra Dudek