2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751350

Additional Information:

Course Finder

*Students eligible for Credit Transfer may begin in Summer Session if appropriate subjects are available.


This double degree program enables students to combine the prescribed core and at least one major in the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies with a wider range of subjects, including one or more majors from the Bachelor of Arts. This is a good combination for students who wish to enhance their employment opportunities with both a major program of study--in a second language, for example--and a broad selection of subjects from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Students have combined majors in Digital Communication with English Literatures, or Journalism with Politics.

Students in this degree combination also have more room to add both a major and a minor program of study from the Faculty, as well as additional subjects from LHA or another Faculty. Students taking advantage of this could major in Marketing Communication and Advertising but add a major in French and some general subjects in the environmental sciences. These are excellent pathways for students seeking to work in an international context.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

The course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes. Further information about major learning outcomes for the BA is available under the relevant BA major page in the Undergraduate Course Handbook.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the double degree of Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points.

The 216 credit points shall include:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
  2. One of the majors for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
  3. LHA101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities;
  4. At least one of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Arts;
  5. A second major (minimum 48cp and maximum 60cp), or a minor (minimum 24cp), from within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts;
  6. Electives to bring the total credit points to 216.These electives can be:
  • subjects that are not already counted towards the requirements of the BCMS;
  • subjects offered by the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts or other faculties.
  1. No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects;
  2. A clear pass must be achieved in the core 300 level subjects.

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (subject code LHA 101) is a compulsory 6 credit point subject that must be undertaken by each student during their first year, and ideally during their first session. Students will be introduced to key concepts including critical thinking, digital literacy, academic integrity, effective communication and degree and career planning.

This subject is designed to orient and support students during their first session of university and to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed in their first year. The subject will also assist students to understand the structure of their degree, to plan their study pathway and to plan for post-university careers.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
BA Core (all BA students must complete the following subject):
LHA 101Introduction to Arts and the Humanities6Autumn, Spring

Minor Study

Students can take minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which at 12 credit points are completed at 200-level or higher.

Minors appear on the transcript (i.e academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects. 


Students can do an Honours degree in either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. This requires additional study (one year full-time, or two years part-time).

Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.

Students should consult the single degree entries for Honours requirements. Further information can be accessed at UOW Honours. See Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Honours).

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 27 August, 2018