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Bachelor of Communication and Media

Bachelor of Communication and Media (BCNM)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Dynamic, expert communicators are in high demand across the world.
  • Sectors as diverse as media, business, health, engineering, government, the sciences and creative arts need highly skilled professionals to engage their audiences.
  • In UniSQ's Bachelor of Communication and Media, you'll build your portfolio of work in journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, professional photography, software application development, documentary production and digital media, and produce quality work to professional standards.
  • Gain the interpersonal communication skills required to be career-ready. Build knowledge and skills in dynamic and interactive areas of communication and media that interest you most.
  • Majors and minors are available in a range of areas to ensure your skillset is diverse and adaptive. Position yourself strategically in the job market, appeal to industry experts, and boost your employment edge. Choose from minors such as digital content creation, politics, professional photography or promotions and publicity.
  • Depending on your choice of major, students who have completed a Bachelor of Communications and Media may enhance their professional skills by choosing specialised study in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Master of Research
  • Domestic students can study abroad and complete part of this UniSQ degree overseas. Immerse yourself in new cultures, meet new people, enrich your personal development, and travel the world while studying. 
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What are the entry requirements?

The admission requirements to study a Bachelor of Media Communications will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

To study a Bachelor of Communication and Media at UniSQ you need to meet a minimum ATAR and assumed knowledge. ‘Assumed knowledge’ is the term we use to explain the minimum level of knowledge we presume you have in some subjects before you start your degree.

For further information on ATAR and assumed knowledge, please view the entry requirements section of this page for details.

Did you know, to help you meet entry requirements, we can convert your work experience, qualifications or high school studies into a selection rank? If you don’t meet the entry requirements, we have many pathway options you can explore.

Do you still have questions? Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options.

How long does a Bachelor of Communication and Media take to complete?

The duration of a Bachelor of Communication and Media will vary, depending on the uni you choose to study with.

At UniSQ a Bachelor of Media Communications will take you approximately three years to complete. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to finish the required courses.

The benefit of flexible study is you can study a Bachelor of Media and Communications on your own terms, in your own time. Balance your life and family commitments with part-time study either online or on-campus study. Take one subject at a time, study over summer, or take extra subjects when life allows it. The choice is yours!

How do I choose the right major for me?

The Bachelor of Media Communications major that’s right for you will vary depending on your interests and goals. At UniSQ we have eight different majors to choose from.

Advertising - Gain the skills needed to become an advertising specialist within a variety of industries and sectors. You will learn to plan and execute advertising campaigns using a range of tradition and digital platforms.

Digital Media - With a focus on graphic design and digital art practice you’ll hone your skills to become a confident professional within this dynamic, every-changing field. You can even broaden your skillset further and diversify your employment options by studying an additional major or minor.

Documentary Production - Develop the technical skills and knowledge needed to thrive in competitive industry. By learning from industry experts, you’ll explore topics such as location production, editing techniques, cultural responsibilities, reality TV and script writing. You may even be able to use your Documentary Production qualification as a stepping-stone to further studies, such as Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Master of Research.

Journalism - Learn how to interview people, report the news, write feature stories, create and edit news packages, and design and produce content for a variety of mediums, including, radio, television, online, and print.

Marketing - Contribute to industry growth and development across a variety of sectors by understanding consumer behaviour to create market value, generate strategies and tap into marketing channels.

Professional Photography - Build on your passion for photography by learning and understanding how to produce quality photographic work for the communications and media industries. On completion of your Bachelor of Media Communications degree, you will have developed a professional portfolio of images to showcase your skills to prospective employers.

Public Relations - our public relations courses are overseen by a Public Relations Advisory Committee. This Committee consists of senior national public relations practitioners who are dedicated to ensuring our courses remain current and industry focused. Upon completion of your public relations qualification you will gain access to industry accreditation with Communication & Public Relations Australia (CPRA).

Software Application Development - Gain an in-depth understanding of algorithms and data structures to position yourself as a programmer who can create efficient and well-designed code. If you want to enhance your skills further, you can use your Software Application Development qualification as a stepping-stone to further studies, such as Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Master of Research.

If you are unsure which major is right for you, get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options.

What are the career opportunities for graduates of the program?

With many career prospects to explore, the employment opportunities that may suit you will depend on the specialisation you choose to study.  

A Bachelor of Media and Communications qualification from UniSQ can open up many opportunities for employment in a variety of settings, including:

  • creative agencies
  • government
  • non-for-profit
  • print media
  • private sectors
  • radio
  • television. 

Depending on the specialisation you choose, career opportunities for Bachelor of Media Communications graduates may include:

  • copywriter
  • marketer/digital marketer
  • public relations advisor
  • production manager
  • client services manager
  • graphics creator/animator
  • digital project creator
  • documentary producer/director
  • video editor
  • photographic practitioner
  • programmer
  • software designer.
Why study media and communication at UniSQ?
  • We are rated 5/5 stars for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2024).
  • Fast-track your media and communications degree by studying over three consecutive trimesters.
  • Benefit from exceptional student support during your studies. UniSQ is rated 5/5 stars for undergraduate overall educational experience (Good Universities Guide, 2024).