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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Communication provides students the opportunity to complete a for-credit internship as part of their studies. The Faculty of Society & Design has developed industry partnerships with leading organisations in Australia, allowing students the potential to intern with: the Australian Good Food Guide, Channel 7 Australia, Channel 10 Australia, Gold Coast Bulletin, and Smart Erickson. Bond’s dedicated Career Development Centre assists students in finding an internship and work experience, allowing them to further develop their skill set. Students will also be able to find mentors that are interested in and influential to their career ambitions. At Bond, students learn from nationally and internationally recognised academics in a collaborative environment. Students will experience Bond’s small class sizes and a hands-on approach to learning that optimises their educational experience.

The Bachelor of Communication offers students the ideal mix of theory and practice, combining foundational studies in Communication and Media with focused studies in the professional disciplines of Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism. It also allows students to pursue focused studies in the fields of Communication & Society, Corporate Storytelling, Creative Writing, Digital Media, Film & TV, Media Studies, and Social Media as well as a combination of these fields. Altogether, the degree offers students a stimulating course of study and excellent career prospects.

Professional outcomes:

Students are immersed in a range of professional experiences to give them a taste for the media careers to which they are aspiring. At the same time a sound theoretical framework underpins the studies so that students enter the communication and media industries understanding how to perform professional tasks and also knowing why such tasks are important to their work. Graduates could expect to find employment as an Account Manager, Copywriter, Event Coordinator, Journalist, Marketing Manager, Media Buyer or Public Relations Practitioner.

Creative Writing

A good story engages our emotions, empathy and curiosity; stories can also be powerful catalysts for change, persuasive motivators and the key entrepreneurial success. Within this major, you will learn how to tell original and compelling stories across a range of formats, genres and platforms. You will study how to develop theme, character, dialogue, plot/structure, voice, style, imagery and how to use a range of literary devices. You will also learn how to critique, pitch and market your stories and how to navigate publishing and self-publishing landscapes. Not only will these skills serve you well as a writer, you’ll also be encouraged to apply your narrative skills and techniques to other fields: from entrepreneurial storytelling to health narratives, professional narratives, social media narratives and much in between.

Mode

On Campus and Remote

Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Society and Design

CRICOS

063062J

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$63,120.00 (33,79,015) per year
Students commencing study in 2021: AUD $126,240

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

Start date

16 May 2022

Venue

Bond University

14 University Drive (Off Cottesloe Drive),

ROBINA,

Queensland,

4226, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a minimum of three (the best three) A level grades are used for entry or a maximum of two AS level subjects may be combined to substitute for one A Level subject. Other entry equivalent requirement for specific courses: Bachelor of Actuarial Science requires a minimum of 11. Faculty of Law requires a minimum total of 10 points. All other Faculties and programs require a minimum total of 5 points. Points system: A level subjects: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 ,AS level subjects: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. Applicants must have completed Year 12 or equivalent (in other Australian states). English Language Requirements: IELTS score 6.5 (Writing 6.5, Reading 6.0, Listening 6.0, Speaking 6.0); Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test: 79; PTE: 58 with a Communicative Skills score in writing 58 or above.

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australia.

IELTS score of Overall 6.5 with minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL iBT - 85 with a minimum of 24 in Writing; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 58 with a Communicative Skills score in writing 58 or above; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) - 176 with minimum 176 in Writing and 169 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Please refer to the relevant English language requirements on the Bond University webpage.

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

Pathways options

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About Bond University

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