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Bachelor of Communication

Bond University
2 years
Bachelor's degree
Gold Coast
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Program description

Bachelor of Communication

Today’s rapidly changing work environment requires employees to acquire dynamic and flexible skills. The Bachelor of Communication at Bond allows graduates to differentiate themselves by complementing the foundations of communication with a specialization providing them with transferable and adaptable knowledge.  

Our students are able to step into the next chapter of their career by graduating sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.

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 organizations, 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 can assist students in finding internships 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 recognized academics in a collaborative environment. They experience Bond’s small class sizes and a hands-on approach to learning that optimizes their educational experience.

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In the January semester 2018 there were fewer than five OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence no comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is available.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2018.

International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
  • For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

For more information Visit University Website.

Program content

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.

The Bachelor of Communication program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

  • CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
  • CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE 2)
  • CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE 3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Communication major (6)
Students must choose six (6) of the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Research Methods (COMN12-213) (Mandatory)
  • Introduction to Communication (COMN11-101) (Mandatory)
  • Mass Media (COMN12-203) (Mandatory)
  • The Australian Media (JOUR11-101)
  • Interpersonal Communication (COMN12-205)
  • Digital Media and Society (COMN12-302)
  • Public Relations Principles and Practice (PUBR11-100)
  • Writing for News Media (JOUR11-100)

Specialist major (6)
Students must choose six (6) subjects from one of the following specialist areas:

  • Advertising
  • Communication
  • Corporate Communication
  • Film and Television*
  • Journalism*
  • Media
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media

For more information Visit University Website.

About school

Bond University

Bond University

At Bond University, we do things differently. Known for our small class sizes, three-semester-per-year timetable and state-of-the-art facilities, Bond University has been named in the global top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education Ranking of the Best Small Universities...

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Contact info

Bond University

14 University Drive
4226 Robina, Queensland


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