Study communication and develop cutting-edge skills to produce groundbreaking, thought-provoking and engaging work.
You will learn to both push your individual creative boundaries, as well as embrace the fluid transformations across today's complex communication landscape. Choose your major area/s of study and develop strong work-ready skills - writing, creating and producing creative content for television, film, print, radio and digital media.
Communication studies at UON integrate intensive practical experience and industry opportunities, preparing you for a range careers that contribute to cultural enrichment and commercial success.
Why study with us?
- Become in-demand: 89% of UON Communication graduates secure jobs soon after finishing university, gaining work-ready reputations due to hands-on study and professional industry placements.
- Strong job growth: According to Job Outlook Australia job growth is expected to continue across the range of communication careers: journalism, media, public relations, advertising and marketing.
- Access strong industry ties with campus access to 2NURFM radio studios and business partnership networks with NBN Television, Newcastle Herald and ABC 1233.
- Learn in cutting-edge communication facilities and dedicated creative spaces to develop well-honed practical skills and industry-level professional practices.
What will you study?
Your studies and training will enable you to successfully navigate and leverage the changing information landscape. Develop critical and analytical awareness of the cultural, economic and social significance of communication in a complex and rapidly changing global media environment.
This degree provides a solid foundation and in-depth understanding of both communication theory and practice and allows you to specialise in one or two of four majors.
Depending on your chosen major/s, you could study:
- cultural studies
- magazine and broadcast journalism
- media interviewing
- media production
- professional writing
- public relations practice
You can also take elective courses from a range of disciplines including history, English, religion or sociology.
For details, please refer to the Bachelor of Communication program handbook.
The Bachelor of Communication is designed to prepare you to work creatively and analytically across a wide range of sectors and industries. It also opens pathways for further study and research.
Communication employment outcomes span exciting, dynamic and growing fields across various industries around the world, including media, journalism, public relations, advertising and marketing. There is also a good chance of you securing a job after graduating with strong industry growth projections and 89% of graduates from last year getting a job within four months.