Communications & Media

Career information for your major

Discipline Overview

In the Digital and Social Media major, you will learn skills in digital media production, content development, social media curation and project design through ideas and practice. These real-world practical skills are backed up with high-level critical and creative analysis of emergent media phenomena. Students will graduate as digital change-makers, with future-facing career options in social media management, digital content analysis, online campaign design, digital innovation and creative entrepreneurship.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media enables you to expand your career options by combining the Digital and Social Media major with one of four other majors in the degree: Global Screen Media; Journalism; Visual Communication Design; or Marketing Communication and Advertising. This is an ideal degree if you are interested in more than one area of media and communications and want a flexible future career path.

Key employability skills

  • Communication
  • Creative problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Digital technology skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and organization
  • Cultural awareness

Related occupations

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  • Community Relations Officer
  • Content Sales Representative
  • Copywriter and Community Manager
  • Communications Specialist
  • Creative Content Specialist
  • Digital Account Manager
  • Digital Campaign Executive
  • Digital Content Management Officer
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Digital and Social Media Manager
  • Digital Executive
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Junior Account Manager
  • Media Monitor
  • Media Research Analyst
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Social Media Content Specialist
  • Social Media and Content Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Qualitative Market Researcher
  • Marketing and Brand Awareness Coordinator
  • Digital Innovation Manage

Employers

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  • Google
  • Channel 9
  • Vstar Entertainment Group
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Clarins Group
  • Glue Store
  • The Brag Media
  • Maxis eCommerce
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW)
  • Sydney Sixers
  • The Royal Sydney
  • Qantas
  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Access Sydney Community Transport
  • Employsure
  • Yellow Pages
  • NRG Research Group
  • AHM Health Insurance
  • Burns and Co.
  • TabCorp
  • City of Canterbury
  • Coles Group
  • AIA Australia
  • Hesta

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers take Communications and Media Studies graduates into their graduate programs.

Professional bodies and associations

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Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Course information

Discipline overview

The Global Screen Media major at UOW explores how digital screen media is changing in a global context.

You will learn how to produce innovative content for both niche and mainstream audiences and learn how screen and entertainment media are financed, produced and distributed around the world. You will develop expertise in analysing the language of visual media, while you explore the movies, TV shows and newer media forms that are emerging with specific audiences in mind.

At the same time, you will learn a suite of practical skills in screen production and transmedia storytelling that will enable you to express your own ideas creatively and with social impact.

Key employability skills

  • Technology skills
  • Critical analysis and research
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Initiative and self-management
  • Planning and organisation
  • Innovation and creativity.

Specialised areas

  • Feature Films
  • Documentary
  • Television
  • Commercials
  • Corporate Video
  • Short Films
  • Music Video
  • Multimedia
  • Online Content
  • Education and Training

Related occupations

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  • Assembly Editor
  • Communications Advisor
  • Feature Writer
  • Creative Director
  • Media Operations Specialist
  • Strategic Advisor
  • Video Account Manager
  • Freelance Copywriter
  • Media Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Media Production Professional
  • Media Professional
  • Creative Director
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Media Producer
  • Producer
  • Journalist
  • Account Coordinator
  • Freelance Editor
  • Production Coordinator
  • Script writer
  • Account Executive

Employers

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  • Screen Queensland
  • Now Screen Sydney
  • Ai-Media
  • IPG MediaBrands
  • Screen Media Works
  • Big Screen Continuity
  • Screen Producers Australia
  • ITV Studios Global Entertainment
  • Mobile Screen Media
  • Queer Screen
  • ImaginNation Media Entertainment
  • Stage and Screen Travel
  • Essential Media and Entertainment
  • Screen Australia
  • Global Screen GmbH
  • Screen Media Ventures
  • Global Gaming Women
  • TRG Screen
  • Viacom Media Networks
  • Big Screen Video
  • FOMOtv
  • Google
  • Screen Rant
  • Nine Entertainment Co.

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers take Media and Communications graduates into their graduate programs.

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Post graduate/additional studies

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Course information

Discipline Overview

The Bachelor of Journalism provides in-depth hands-on training in journalism, converging media (audio, video, web, mobile), digital communication and multimedia storytelling. It has a strong professional focus, with an emphasis on practical learning with studio-based studies in multimedia content production. You will learn to research, produce and present informative, entertaining and timely multimedia stories in short and long-form, including podcasting and webcasting, and you will work independently and collaboratively.

The Journalism major in the Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies will develop your skills in reporting and storytelling, with a focus on multimedia content creation and multi-platform publication. Alongside these practical skills, you will learn about the changing media landscape and the impact of journalism on effective communication across communities locally and worldwide.

Key employability skills

  • critical analysis and problem solving
  • initiative and enterprising thinking
  • interpersonal skills
  • time management and organizational skills
  • written and verbal communication
  • team work and collaboration

Specialised areas

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Professional Writing

Related occupations

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  • Account Coordinator
  • Account Manager
  • Accounts Coordinator
  • Broadcast Productions Assistant
  • Business Development Support
  • Cadet Reporter
  • Communication and Government Relations Officer
  • Craft Editorial Coordinator
  • Deputy/Sub Editor
  • Digital Producer
  • Editor
  • Electorate Officer
  • Graduate
  • Journalist
  • Journalist Announcer
  • Junior Journalist
  • Liaison Producer
  • Magazine Editor
  • Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
  • Media Account Coordinator
  • Media and Communications Officer |Media Liaison Officer
  • Media Officer
  • Merchandiser
  • Network Publicist
  • News Journalist
  • News Reporter
  • PR Coordinator
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Publicist
  • Radio Announcer
  • Radio Journalist
  • Radio Program Maker
  • Sub-editor
  • Video Editor
  • Writer
  • Writer and Editorial Coordinator

Employers

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  • ABC
  • ACP Magazines
  • ACP Magazines - OK! Magazine
  • Advertiser Newspapers
  • APM Belconnan
  • Australian News Channel
  • Australian Radio Network
  • Bang PR
  • Bauer Media
  • Bay Post
  • Bean Media Group
  • Beyond the Square Communications
  • Channel 9
  • Channel Seven Network
  • Choice
  • Citrus Media
  • Clemenger BBDO
  • Cumberland Newspapers
  • Daily Advertiser
  • Department of Broadband, Communications & Digital Economy
  • Dolly Magazine
  • Educator Times
  • Elysee Publicity
  • Express Publications
  • Fairfax
  • FPC Courier
  • Freemantle Media
  • Gilbert magazine group
  • Globe Media Group
  • Greenleft Weekly Association
  • Hatchette
  • Illawarra Newspaper Holdings
  • Inverell Times
  • Media Monitors
  • Mediaweek
  • Moving Presentation
  • Network Ten
  • New Magazine
  • News Limited
  • Next Media
  • Pacific Magazines
  • Pages Digital
  • Parliament of NSW
  • Pinque
  • PMP Ltd
  • Prime 7 News
  • Public City
  • Ravaor
  • Reuters
  • Rural Press Pty Ltd
  • Shaw Suburban Media
  • Sky News
  • South Coast Times
  • Southern Cross Ten
  • Southern Highland News
  • Universities Australia
  • Urban Society
  • WIN Corporation
  • Wollongong City Council

Key industry job websites

Professional bodies and associations

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Course information

Discipline Overview

The fields of marketing, communications and advertising deliver coordinated messages about products and services through many channels such as television, radio, social media, and experiential activities. They impact on a range of audiences, helping people make informed choices and influencing how they think, feel and consume products.

Key employability skills

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Creative problem solving
  • Technological skills
  • Time management and organisation
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Global and cultural awareness

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Account Coordinator
  • Account Executive
  • Account Manager
  • Advertising Executive
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Advertising Officer
  • Allocation Executive
  • Assistant Event Coordinator
  • Brand ambassador
  • Business Development & Marketing Manager
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Copywriter and Community Manager
  • Digital Account Manager
  • Director/Project Manager
  • Editor
  • International Marketing Coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Junior Account Manager
  • Marketing & Sales Analyst
  • Marketing and Product Developer
  • Marketing Brand Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Executive
  • Marketing Manager
  • Media Monitor
  • Media Research Analyst
  • Media Sales Coordinator
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Qualitative Market Researcher
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Sponsorship and Communications Executive

Employers

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  • ABC
  • Beyond the Square Communications
  • Carnival Films
  • CBS Interactive
  • Chameleon Group
  • Cirrus Media
  • Clemenger Group
  • Cosmo Publishing
  • Downstream Marketing
  • Express Media Group
  • Express Publications
  • Federal Capital Press
  • Films & Casting Temple
  • Kaleidoscope
  • GT Displays
  • i98FM
  • ICON Visual Marketing
  • Instyle Magazine
  • Lavender Communications
  • Lion Nathan Australia
  • Magnamail Pty Ltd
  • Marketing Store Worldwide
  • Match Media
  • Media Federation of Australia
  • Mindshare
  • MTV Networks
  • Nestle Australia
  • Newlight Event Creation
  • News Limited
  • News Magazines Pty Ltd
  • Optimum Media Direction
  • PHD Australia
  • Reed Business Information
  • Roy Morgan Research
  • Sister Communications
  • Sony Music
  • Sydney Water
  • The Idea Shed
  • The Institute of Executive Coaching
  • Thought Equity Motions
  • Torque Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • Universal Music
  • Westfield
  • Win Corporation
  • WMC Global
  • Zenithoptimedia

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers take Marketing, Communications and Advertising graduates into their graduate programs. 

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Course information

Discipline Overview

The Visual Communication Design major allows students to develop skills in graphic design for both traditional and new media. Students learn graphic design principles and practices, while working on client-driven design projects for print, online, mobile and emerging platforms, and graduate with flexible visual design skills, ready for new career opportunities that focus on communicating messages visually across a broad spectrum of contexts and media.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media enables an expansion of career options by combining the Visual Communication Design major with one of four other majors in the degree: Digital and Social Media; Journalism; Global Screen Media; or Marketing Communication and Advertising. This is an ideal degree for those interested in more than one area of media and communications and wanting a flexible future career path. 

Key employability skills

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Self-management
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Technology skills

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Accounts Officer
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Creative Director/Head Designer
  • Design and Production Coordinator
  • Digital Consultant| Editor
  • Freelance Designer
  • Graphic Art Assistant
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic designer and Sales Associate
  • Graphic/New Media Designer
  • Head Graphic Designer
  • Imager
  • Junior Art Director
  • Junior Designer
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Media & Communications Coordinator
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Special Features Graphic Artist
  • Studio Junior
  • Web Designer
  • Website Project Manager

Employers

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  • Advanced Signs & Displays
  • Aftershock IT
  • Aqua Media
  • Aspire Design & Print
  • Base Creative
  • Bellaloopa Pty Ltd
  • Cinemedia
  • David-El Awards Plus
  • Deegan Advertising
  • Deloitte Australia
  • Design Logic Aust
  • Dream House Advertising & Production
  • Erica Woodward Graphics
  • Extremo Magazine
  • Fairfax Media
  • Floating Stone Graphics
  • Glavan
  • Hello Thello Studio
  • Hot House
  • IQ Multimedia
  • ITT Tech
  • Momentum Digital
  • Muswellbrook Signs
  • MWC Media
  • Nine to Five Magazine
  • Nova Visual
  • Print Force
  • Roxey Media
  • Satellite Express
  • Sign-A-Rama St George
  • Universal Magazines
  • Village Print
  • Vogue Magazine
  • Wisdom Graphic Design
  • Wishart Design Pty Ltd
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Worldwide Online Printing
  • WOW Retail Advertising Agency
  • WP Publishing
  • Yahoo7

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Some graduate employers take Visual Communications Design graduates into their graduate programs.

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Course information

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools