Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

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Leading-edge communication for a changing world

Want to future-proof your career? Communication is one of the most in-demand skills across all industries. In a changing global economy, organisations are looking for professionals who can communicate strategically and effectively across a range of audiences, channels and media.

CRICOS code
098458M
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$24,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$72,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study location QTAC code
  • Online 015008
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
AR309
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or part time equivalent
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Total courses
24
Total units
288

The Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) prepares you to take advantage of this demand, with a broad skillset that includes written, visual and audio communication. You’ll study the foundations of communication theory and its application across a range of fields, including social media, public relations, journalism, publishing and more.

In this program you will:

  • Learn the foundations of communication, storytelling and entrepreneurship, and how to use them in professional and global contexts.
  • Build practical experience in communication research, content curation, and campaign development and implementation.
  • Understand the changing communication needs of a range of groups, including corporate businesses, non-profits and social change organisations.
  • Gain hands-on experience through your choice of industry project.

Career opportunities:

  • Social media specialist
  • Content strategist
  • Communications manager
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Speech writer
  • Professional speaker
  • Technical writer
  • Organisational communication
  • Political, NGO, and activist communication

Please note:
In 2021, all first-year courses in this degree will be available online. Second-, third- and fourth-year courses (where applicable) will be offered online progressively from 2022 onwards. If you wish to study online and are intending to apply for credit for previous studies, please contact Student Central to discuss your options. Please note that some online courses may require some attendance at a USC campus to support your learning.

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