What will I learn?

Explore the way we communicate and what effect the media has on our world. Communication and Media Studies combines the study of communication with media and cultural analysis.

Identify why we use different communication tools, how we connect with key audiences, and what we expect from our media providers by studying USQ’s Bachelor of Communication and Media (Communication and Media Studies).

Career outcomes

Communication and media studies will prepare you for a career in public service, higher education, communication, media management or as a cultural critic.

Other majors

Other majors for the Bachelor of Communication and Media: Advertising, Interactive Media, Journalism, Journalism Extended, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Relations Extended, Television and Radio, Television and Radio Extended.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

093872D

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.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

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

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