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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media - ARAR01

Course Code: ARAR01
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 363286
CRICOS Code: 099021K
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 6.0, a score of not less than 7.0 in both reading and writing, and no band score below 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Become a switched-on comms-savvy creative

If you’re a great communicator and creative thinker who loves a good deadline, this is the double degree for you! UC’s Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communications and Media combines a flexible, professionally-oriented arts degree with the hands-on knowledge and experience required of journalists and other media communications professionals around the world.

Our wide range of arts subjects, expert teachers (with links to government and industry) and international study options will help you build the knowledge and skills to become a globally engaged editor, media programmer, content writer, marketing manager or media analyst.

You’ll graduate with invaluable lifelong networks and a critical understanding of good narrative and what makes compelling content across a range of platforms – and the ability to think outside the square to deliver novel solutions to local and international problems. 

Taught in small, more personalised classes, the course offers an individually tailored learning environment that ensures each student receives the highest level of support and encouragement throughout their UC study journey.

Combine a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Communications and Media at UC and you will:

  • get to choose from a range of creative Arts subjects designed around your interests
  • acquire the ability to problem solve, analyse and evaluate information in a systematic, creative and insightful way 
  • specialise in one of four professional communications areas: journalism, marketing communication, corporate and public communication and sports media
  • apply professional judgement and knowledge in adapting marketing communication theories, principles and methodologies across diverse social, cultural and organisational contexts
  • explore narratives that inform, persuade and generate change.

Career Opportunities

A UC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communications and Media degree opens many doors in a range of sectors, including:

  • creative copywriter
  • editor
  • advertising account manager
  • content developer
  • digital media specialist
  • social media manager
  • journalist
  • campaign manager
  • media or marketing analyst
  • producer
  • publisher.


Prospective Domestic Students:
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

Assumed Knowledge


Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) BA (CreativeWrtg)
Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) BA (Cult&Herit)
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) BA (DigitalMedia)
Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) BA (FilmProd)
Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) BA (GlobalSt)
Bachelor of Communication and Media (Corporate and Public Communication) BComm&Media (Corp&PubComm)
Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) BComm&Media (Jnl)
Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication) BComm&Media (MktgComm)
Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) BComm&Media (SportsMedia)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) Bachelor of Communication and Media (Corporate and Public Communication) Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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Course Duration

Standard 4 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.


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Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

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  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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