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Monash University

Bachelor of Communication

Course code: 1275 ~ Course abbreviation: BComn ~ Total credit points required: 144 ~ 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Berwick)

Course description

This course is concerned with both new and traditional communications technologies such as print, film, television and electronic media. It explores the practical operations of mass communications technologies as well as their social and cultural aspects. Students can select a second major from any of the offered disciplines, including advertising, journalism, multimedia, public relations or tourism.

Course objectives

The structured nature of the program gives students the option of undertaking a second major to help prepare them for specific vocational opportunities in addition to the skills obtained through the more general learning and teaching objectives of their studies in the humanities and social sciences.

Course structure

Areas of study

Arts sequences offered at Berwick include behavioural studies, film and television studies, Indonesian, international studies, journalism, psychology. Alternatively, students select a sequence of arts units taught at one of the other campuses of the university. Students who opt for this alternative should note that it will involve travelling to another campus to attend lectures, and close attention will need to be paid to the lecture timetable.

For further details, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

Course requirements

Students must complete the following:

(a) a major in communications (48 points)

(b) a first-year sequence in visual culture (VSA1000 and VSA1010) or film and television studies (FTV1010 and FTV1050)

(c) a minor in an arts discipline (24 points)

(d) additional arts studies - electives (12 points)

(e) a minimum of 36 points at a third-year level (across the duration of the degree)

(f) a total of 96 points from arts.

Note that no more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.

Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.

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