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Communications

Bachelor Degree

B-MASCOMS

Course
Bachelor of Communications
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
CRICOS
018629D
Duration
3 years full-time
Credit
600
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin University Malaysia, Curtin Mauritius, +1

Outline

Gain experience in a variety of communications, including writing, design, public relations and photography.

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Amy Hetherington

I built my entire business around the fact that I have a multidisciplinary degree. Film, photography, writing, marketing and social media were all elements of my degree, so it’s definitely been worth it for me. More than that, my degree also developed my confidence in my skills and what I can offer people.

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide

(Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

Broad career options

A flexible degree with streams in media, design and business.

This broad-based degree will give you training for traditional media and communication roles, but will also prepare you for emerging job roles that may not yet exist in these fields.

You’ll cover a range of subjects in media, design and business, giving you foundational knowledge in media and corporate communications, and the scope to specialise in two fields of your choice.

During the course, you’ll develop your critical thinking and practical skills, using commercial-level equipment to produce work for print, radio, film, television and online media.

You’ll build an extensive portfolio of work and have opportunities to connect with industry professionals, so you can graduate ready for a range of positions in the communications industry.

Course structure 

In your first year you’ll be introduced to the different spokes of communications and study optional units that reflect or refine your learning in specific communication areas.

In your second and third years, you’ll choose two streams in which to specialise: one media stream and one design or business stream, or two media streams.

Media streams

Design or business streams

Why study

  • You can tailor the degree to suit your interests. This course offers more specialisations than other communications degree in Western Australia.
  • You will learn broad knowledge in communications, but also specialised knowledge and skills in your two chosen streams.
  • The course flexibility means you can usually change streams without adding extra time to your degree.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • You will develop skills and knowledge in traditional and emerging media and communication roles.
  • You'll develop industry-ready skills by using commercial level equipment to produce work for print, radio, television and online media.
  • You will build a portfolio of work and have opportunities to meet industry professionals.

Student profile

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Career information

Careers

  • Public relations officer
  • Market researcher
  • Media and communications consultant
  • Web communications consultant
  • Production coordinator
  • Web developer
  • Internet project manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Content creator
  • Media liaison officer
  • Filmmaker
  • Photographer
  • Advertising / creative advertising specialist
  • Cinematographer
  • Internet analyst
  • Website manager

Industries

  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Film and television
  • Radio broadcasting

What you'll learn

  • explain critical theories relating to media-based communications in corporate applications and apply them to a range of roles and functions
  • apply critical thinking and creative approaches to resolve issues and meet challenges in their own professional and creative practice
  • access, evaluate and synthesise appropriate information in order to realise media-based communication objectives
  • communicate ideas to a range of audiences by developing and applying media-based strategies
  • utilise media production technologies and apply them to create effective media-based materials to meet required outcomes
  • apply learning strategies to build on skills and understandings in order to adapt to continually changing industry and corporate needs
  • recognise the significance of global media to business and be able to apply international standards and practices in their creative practice
  • value the cultural and intercultural nature of corporate media and communications and represent this knowledge at a personal and professional level
  • demonstrate professional behaviour and standards and work collaboratively to apply them in all aspects of media and business-related activities

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800*
Total indicative course fee $88,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,600*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus and Online

Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Trimester 1, Trimester 1A, Trimester 2, Trimester 2A, Trimester 3 and Trimester 3A

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: B-MASCOMS
  • CRICOS code: 018629D
  • Last updated on: January 22, 2020