Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies
This degree draws on the university’s expertise in global communication and digital media. It introduces students to a variety of theoretical perspectives in studying media such as film, television and ‘new media’, and complements these subjects with a number of specialist streams which will open up employment possibilities in fields such as journalism, advertising and marketing, public affairs and press relations.
Entry Requirements/Assumed Knowledge
NSW HSC entry through UAC:
Students apply through UAC and satisfy the UAI requirement
for the year of application. Assumed knowledge: any two units
Other secondary qualifications:
Students with secondary qualifications outside NSW will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applications will be considered from students with the following
- A completed two-year Diploma or Advanced Diploma
from TAFE or another accredited institution;
- Not less that one-sixth of a Bachelor degree from an
- Other tertiary courses approved by the University of
Students with tertiary qualifications obtained overseas will
be considered provided that they satisfy University's minimum
Alternative Entry (Domestic applicants)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alternative entry program
Information about Approved Credit Transfer Arrangements
is available at www.uow.edu.au/handbook/generalcourserules/UOW028672.html
All students undertake the 56 credit point core. To complete the major students must also take the required subjects in one of the Specialist Streams: Advertising and Marketing, Journalism or Screen Studies. In 2005 there will be no intake into the Media Technology Studies stream. Students may take extra credit points in optional Summer Session subjects appropriate to their Specialist Streams. The remainder of the 144 credit points may be taken from the Course structures of this degree, subjects taught by member units of the Faculty of Arts (including Aboriginal Studies), or from subjects listed in the General Schedule
Second majors: Students may take a second major study from this degree by completing the subjects in another specialist stream or they may take a second major from the major studies offered by the member units of the Faculty of Arts (including Aboriginal Studies but excluding Communication Studies). Students who decide to take a second major from Arts may need to complete more than the required minimum of 144 credit points for the degree.
Students may not count more than 60 credit points at 100-level in the degree.
Continuation in the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies will be dependent upon the student’s achieving a cumulative average of at least 65% at the end of each academic year. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (702).
Minor Study: Students may also take a minor study listed in the Course Structures of the Bachelor of Arts (Course code 702), with the exception of the minor in Communication Studies.
All students enrolled in the degree must complete the
|| Introduction to Communication & Cultural
||Politics in a Globalising World
||Media, Ethics and law
||Media Events and Rituals (This subject replaces the core subject CCS207 for 2005 only)
||Politics & The Media
||Electronic Cultures (this subject replaces CCS357 in the core for 2005 only)
||Media, War and Peace
Summer Session Electives (taught by the Faculty of Creative Arts):
Summer Session subjects are optional and
are available to all students enrolled in the degree.
Students must satisfy prerequisites for upper-level
These subjects are not all offered every year.
||Screen Production B
||Introduction to Digital Imaging