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08/12/2022 | Course information
Are you a passionate writer? Up-to-date with all of the social media trends? Love creating content?
If you have an interest in the new and innovative ways information is shared in the digital age and a love for storytelling and language, you might be suited to a career in communication!
As confident navigators of the modern media landscape with a truly universal skillset, communication students can go on to pursue careers in any industry. Whether it be in more traditional communications roles like journalism and advertising or more modern careers like public relations and social media coordinating, all major industries rely on communications to engage with the public. There’s never been a better time to begin your career in this exciting industry.
A communication degree will cover both traditional and digital forms of this field. This means that you will gain an advanced understanding of written forms of communication, as well as verbal communication strategies, social media, digital marketing and data analytics.
Communication degrees also often involve practical workplace learning to help students hone their skills and feel more confident entering the workforce.
For example, for the final year of UC’s Master of Communication, you will undertake valuable work integrated learning, allowing students to put theory into action through an internship or placement at a local workplace.
Asking this question may help direct you to a communication specialisation by figuring out what you’re most interested in studying.
For example, if you were drawn to communication because of your interest in news and current affairs, then you might choose a Bachelor of Communications and Media (Journalism). If you’re a creative, artistic person, you may be suited to a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design).
There are a wide range of focuses you can explore in communication - have a look at what’s on offer at UC!
Communication professionals are in demand in almost every industry, so it can be helpful to narrow down your options by looking for the roles that best suit your personality and strengths.
For example, if you love working with people and have high emotional intelligence, you’ll likely thrive in a public relations or human resource role. If creativity and storytelling is more your thing, a career in journalism, advertising and digital media might suit you best.
Introverts might prefer a more independent career as a technical or professional writer, while extroverts may love the thrill of speaking on broadcast radio.
If you don’t think that you can achieve the English language or academic requirements needed to enter your dream course, you might start thinking about alternative entry pathways.
Outside of academic rankings, UC also offers a portfolio admissions pathway for some communication courses.
Your course should prepare you with the skills, training and qualifications needed for your dream job.
A communication course will not only set you up for a career in media, advertising or public relations but also for a variety of other careers in fields such as politics, technology and healthcare.
Whatever your dream job, you’ll want to find a course that helps you on your career pathway. UC is ranked #1 in the ACT for full-time graduate employment in communication, so your qualification will be the perfect first step to reaching your future goals.
Work experience provides you with a valuable understanding of your future industry.
At UC, communication students have completed internships with some of Australia’s biggest organisations, like the Australian Bureau of Statistics, The Canberra Times, ABC TV and radio and Brumbies Rugby.
Specialised facilities can offer significant advantages to students in certain degrees.
At UC, communication students have access to a multitude of different audio and visual studios, including a TV studio, a radio station, a green room, a VA booth, editing suites and a media resource centre. This means you gain hands-on experience and real-world skills, preparing you as a new communication professional!
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