What will I learn?

If you want to learn more about the way we communicate and the effect the media has on our world, the Bachelor of Arts (Contemporary Media Studies) is for you.

This degree combines the study of communication theory with the development of communications skills. You will analyze the areas of language, film, television, culture and social media, while learning about interpersonal, group and mass communication, as well as communication in multicultural societies.

Learn from lecturers with decades of experience in mass communication fields and benefit from their networks of contacts in the media and public relations industries.

Career outcomes

Communication and media studies will prepare you for a career in public relations, communication policy, management, administration, arts and culture industries, media, teaching and community development.

Other majors

Other majors for the Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropology and Archaeology Extended, Contemporary International Studies Extended, Creative and Critical Writing, English Literature, English Literature Extended, History, History Extended, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Journalism Studies, Journalism Extended, Legal Studies, Public Relations Studies and Social Justice Studies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

009258A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,600.00 (US$ 16,719) per year
AUD $3,270 for unit fee

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

Start date

13 July 2020

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,600.00 (US$ 16,719) per year
AUD $3,270 for unit fee

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

Start date

13 July 2020

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed High School Diploma + SAT. SAT Composite Score 125. Applications are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Australian Pacific College
  • Queensland Academy of Technology
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About this uni

USQ is the No. 1 university in Australia for student support with 5 stars for internationalisation and employability (Quacquarelli Symonds, 2019)

  • On-campus study in Queensland locations
  • No. 1 in Australia for the highest graduate starting salary
  • Key regional research-intensive university
  • World-class teaching facilities