2020 Undergraduate Courses
  • Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.

    However, the subject links below do not contain the subject information for the current year. You can view current subject information through the new Course Handbook.

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media | 2020 

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 the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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.


Combining a Bachelor of Communication and Media with a Bachelor of Arts degree places a strong emphasis on applied learning and offers a broad introduction to ways in which new media practices shape our everyday lives, both in the workplace and in our communities. It will equip you with critical and creative thinking skills and effective communication and problem solving skills, all of which are required for high achievement in a range of media or related careers. 

The Bachelor of Arts will equip you for today’s rapidly changing world. You will develop skills and capacities necessary to understand how the world has come to be the way it is today. The disciplines housed in the Bachelor of Arts degree share a common interest in addressing the fundamental questions of human social life. What do we need to know to make a better future, and what are the best ways of finding out? You will see and appreciate the world afresh, developing the analytical and communicative abilities to enrich life and your community. Share in the rich and global dialogue on contemporary human cultures.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media degree offers students a strong foundation in the global communication and media industries. This degree has a focus on preparing students for global careers in digital and social media, visual communication design, journalism, screen media production, marketing, communication and advertising. Students will encounter key ideas in the study and practice of media and communications, and gain flexible and transferable skills that will prepare them for informed engagement with the changing world of global media culture. 

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.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to: 

CLO Description
1 Understand and demonstrate practical production skills through the use of digital and other technologies;
2 Communicate effectively and ethically across a wide range of audiences;
3 Address complex issues through the use of practical production skills and digital technologies;

Please refer to the Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

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. At least one of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Arts (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points);
  4. A second major (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points), or a minor (minimum 24 credit points), as listed on the Bachelor of Arts Handbook page or approved by the delegated authority.
  5. Electives to bring the total credit points to 216.


  • No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects;
  • A clear pass must be achieved in the core 300 level subjects.

Majors and Minors

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 will also choose either a second Major, or Minor chosen from the Bachelor of Arts.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning 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 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 'Career Ready Learning and Practice' (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.

INDS208 Working with Indigenous Communities is an elective subject available to all students. INDS208 fosters work skills, cultural competency and develops student awareness of Indigenous knowledges and community practices.


Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard are encouraged to proceed to the Honours degree in either the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or the Bachelor of Communication and Media (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook pages for the single degrees for further information about these degrees and their entry requirements.

Other Information

For further information email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020