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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 of English.

Other secondary qualifications:
Students with secondary qualifications outside NSW will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tertiary Qualifications:
Applications will be considered from students with the following tertiary qualifications:

  • 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 approved University;
  • Other tertiary courses approved by the University of Wollongong.

Overseas qualifications
Students with tertiary qualifications obtained overseas will be considered provided that they satisfy University's minimum admission requirements.

Alternative Entry (Domestic applicants)
STAT test
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alternative entry program

Advanced Standing

Information about Approved Credit Transfer Arrangements is available at www.uow.edu.au/handbook/generalcourserules/UOW028672.html

Course Requirements

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.

Course Program

Subjects   Credit Points
All students enrolled in the degree must complete the following subjects:
CCS105 Introduction to Communication & Cultural Studies
SOC110 Understanding Audiences 6
POL121 Politics in a Globalising World 6
PHIL106 Media, Ethics and law 6
CCS200 Media Events and Rituals (This subject replaces the core subject CCS207 for 2005 only)
POL224 Politics & The Media 8
CCS335 Electronic Cultures (this subject replaces CCS357 in the core for 2005 only) 8
STS390 Media, War and Peace 8

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 subjects.
These subjects are not all offered every year.

JOUR299 Desktop Publishing 8
DESN108 Screen Production 6
DESN109 Screen Production B 6
DESN190 Introduction to Digital Imaging 6

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