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Communication and media

Start your degree early with our June intake

Winter term at the University of Canberra starts in June, and we're pleased to offer new students the chance to get started during this intake. Starting winter term is a great way to:

  • accelerate your course
  • ease your way into study
  • spread your study load more evenly throughout your degree

What’s more, the courses on offer are delivered in a compressed format, so you will complete your chosen units and begin your second semester by August.

Winter term runs 31 May – 16 July 2021. Enrolments close 17 May 2021.

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Create your future

There’s no better place to explore your passions than at UC - the home of creative education.

Creativity is at the core of all our programs. Whether you dream of breaking the news, becoming a brand manager or interviewing some of the best in the sporting industry, we have a course for you.

Gain practical experience and develop key employability skills including critical, creative and strategic thinking, communication, teamwork and ethical practice.

Welcome to the dynamic, imaginative environment that is arts and design at UC.

Why study communication and media at UC

Gain practical experience

You’ll get real-world experience and connect with industry through our work based learning program.

#1 in ACT

For skill development, full-time employment and median salaries in Communications.

2021, Good Universities Guide

State-of-the-art facilities

Study in our purpose-built production and sound studios.

Create your degree

Choose the subjects that interest you and expand your career prospects with our range of elective options.

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Work integrated learning

All of our creative degrees involve real world, work-based projects and learning - meaning you’ll start gaining experience from year one of your degree.

We’ll prepare you with the soft skills you need for success, such as communication, presentation, negotiation and stakeholder management. We’ll also assist you planning your career path. Final year students complete a capstone unit where you’ll have the chance to demonstrate the knowledge you have acquired in a real-world setting.

Come graduation, you’ll impress potential employers with your experience and the connections you have built.

Creative competition

The UC Creative Competition is back and its bigger and better than ever. Submit your best work from creative writing, to design, digital, built environment and more to be in with a chance to win some exciting prizes to kickstart your university studies.

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Portfolio entry

Bypass standard ATAR entry and let your creative skills do the talking with our portfolio entry option. Simply submit five pieces of your best creative work that demonstrates your talent. These could be school or personal projects that you’re most proud of and can include written work, design, illustration and more. Portfolio entry is available on all communication and media undergraduate courses.

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Phil Trenbath

After completing my UC degree I felt like I had been equipped with the confidence, skills and knowledge to begin my career in the marketing industry. This degree no doubt played a major influence rapidly rising to a partner at The Mark Agency and I actively look to employ UC students today

Phil Trenbath
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

Tanaya Allen

Having the opportunity to study in three different countries has provided real-world experiences that build off what I've learnt in classes at UC

Tanaya Allen
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication)

Naomi Fallon

I always had a passion for storytelling – but it wasn’t until I studied at UC that I discovered all the different ways in which I could pursue that. I feel like I’ve had so many lives since then, spanning journalism, public relations and now marketing, and I’m so grateful

Naomi Fallon
Bachelor of Communication, Journalism

Discover arts and design at UC

Discover what arts and design is all about at UC and how you'll develop into a career professional with the skill set and experience to match. Turn your degree into your future career right here at the home of creative industries.

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