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Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Communication and Media - ARAR02

Course Code: ARAR02
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 363205
CRICOS Code: 099022J
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Ignite your creativity and show the world what you can do

Explore the intricacies of design and discover how creativity, form and function can inspire and influence. Then combine this with the hands-on knowledge and experience required of journalists, marketing managers and other media and communications professionals around the world to forge an exciting creative career with tangible results with UC’s Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Communications and Media double degree.

As a student of design, your job is to create an experience that is functional, beautiful, intuitive and accessible. As a communications and media student your challenge is to examine creative ideologies, a range of platforms and target audiences and develop solutions to influence change. Together these two disciplines will give you the knowledge and skills to forge a creative career full of inspiration, problem-solving and great stories.

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 journey.

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

  • identify the different stages of the ‘design for manufacture’ process
  • gain the knowledge and skills necessary to launch your own interaction design business or seek employment within global markets across all industries.
  • select appropriate methods, materials and processes for designing and prototyping products
  • employ innovative use of different visual and emerging media types across print, screen and packaging
  • develop effective design solutions for specific audiences and learn to apply advanced 2D and 3D digital design technologies
  • 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 

The career choices are virtually endless with UC’s Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Communications and Media. Graduates will be able to explore working in a wide range of creative and/or communications roles, such as:

  • industrial designer
  • urban planner
  • set designer
  • graphic designer
  • design consultant
  • digital manufacturing designer
  • 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.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

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 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)
Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) BDes (IndDes)
Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) BDes (InteractionDes)
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) BDes (VisCommDes)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Corporate and Public Communication) Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) 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.

Professional Accreditation

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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

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