2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media



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

*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 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 & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is 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 this degree students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points as outlined below:

  1. The core subjects for the Bachelor of Communication and Media (48 credit points);
  2. One of the majors for the Bachelor of Communication and Media (48 credit points);
  3. LHA101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (6 credit points). This subject is undertaken in the first session and is designed to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed at University. LHA 101 assists students to understand the structure of their degree, plan their study pathway, and plan for post-university careers. it introduces students to key concepts including critical thinking, digital literacy, academic integrity, effective communication and degree and career planning;
  4. At least one of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Arts (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points);
  5. A second major (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points), or a minor (minimum 24 credit points), from within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts;
  6. Electives to bring the total credit points to 216.These electives must be subjects that are not already counted towards the requirements of the BCM.
  7. No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects;
  8. A clear pass must be achieved in the core 300 level subjects.


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page .


Students completing this degree will complete at least two majors. One chosen from the Bachelor of Arts, and one from the Bachelor of Communication and Media. Follow the links to the individual Course Handbook pages for information on the majors available.

As part of their Bachelor of Arts Component, students in this double degree will also choose either a second BA Major, or a BA Minor.


Minors available for each degree are outlined on the course handbook pages:

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

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

Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors page.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.

Some Majors will have a specific internship subject available for students. Otherwise, students can consider CRLP200 (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.


Students can do an Honours degree in either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Communication and Media. 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. See Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Communication and Media (Honours).

Other Information

For further information email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 8 February, 2019