Course details

CRICOS course code: 058396G

Level of study: Bachelor's Degrees

Summary

This flexible degree allows you to tailor your study areas to suit your skills, interests, and career aspirations. Choose to major in Social Media or Journalism, with options to add minors in Strategic Global Communication and Creative and Interactive Advertising or select elective courses that engage your creativity and provide exposure to international skillsets and future work opportunities.

In this program you will:

  • Gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in the core communication disciplines
  • Become well-grounded in key themes in global communication and multicultural discourses
  • Become job-ready for a range of media careers including roles in journalism, editing, marketing, corporate, social and community communication
  • Develop briefs and communication campaigns and work with real clients
  • Gain exposure to industry with work placement opportunities

Introductory courses (6) 72 units

  • CMN101 Introduction to Creative Entrepreneurship
  • CMN106 Contemporary Communication Theory and Trends
  • CMN107 Communication for the Creative Professional
  • CMN109 Editing for Professionals
  • CMN120 Introduction to Contemporary Global Media and Communication
  • CMN150 Digital Journalism

Graduate courses (1) 12 units

  • CMN314 Global Communication

PLUS SELECT 1 COURSE (1) 12 UNITS FROM:

  • BCI302 Work Integrated Learning Project
  • BCI303 Work Integrated Learning Placement

Required Major: Select 1 required major from:

  • Journalism
  • Social Media

Majors

  • Creative Writing and Publishing
  • Digital Culture
  • Game Design
  • Interactive Media
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Screen Media
  • Social Media
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Visual Communication

Elective courses

Select up to a total of 12 to 36 units from the undergraduate elective course options. The number of electives will vary depending on the majors or minors chosen.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Career opportunities

  • Advertising executive
  • Content strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate communications officer
  • Creative director
  • Marketing officer
  • Public relations officer
  • Social media manager

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Majors

  • Interactive Media
  • Creative Writing and Publishing
  • Digital Culture
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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 24,800 Per Year Read moreEstimated Total Tuition Fee: 74,400
Start date: 27 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 24,800 Per Year Read moreEstimated Total Tuition Fee: 74,400
Start date: 27 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

USC Moreton Bay Campus

1 Moreton Parade
Brisbane Queensland 4502
Australia

Entry criteria

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age, or have completed Year 12 or equivalent

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.

Address

University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556
Australia