What will I learn?

This course aims to produce critically aware, ethically responsible and multi-skilled professionals who will thrive in the interlinked industries of public relations, public affairs and corporate communications.

In this unique national capital setting, you’ll explore how historical and current social, political and economic processes influence, and are influenced by, communication.

Study a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Corporate and Public Communication) at UC and you will:

learn strategy and campaign development; social and digital analytics; the basics of graphic design and visual language; multi-media production and stakeholder management
evaluate the cultural, historical and theoretical models of corporate and public communication in the context of professional practice
create professional communication and media outputs which support, promote or critique a range of domestic and global programs or issues
develop critical reflection and creative problem-solving skills
learn to apply your professional judgement responsibly and ethically.

Career opportunities

Public relations executive
Publicist
Freelance public relations consultant
Public affairs manager
Corporate communications manager
Community relations officer
Media manager
Communication strategist
Media adviser
Marketing manager
Social media/online community manager
Communication officer or manager
Fundraising/sponsorship manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Design

CRICOS

095566J

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (14,98,929) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021

More details

Start date

7 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,

BRUCE,

Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1 - 2400 scale) - 1320, 1370, 1580, 1660. Scholastic Aptitude Test (1600 scale) - 1040, 1060, 1170, 1210. IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall with no band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lowers than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

For international students

Year 12

Overseas qualification

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students