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Develop your transferable skills in Australia

The January semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

Today’s rapidly changing work environment requires employees to acquire dynamic and flexible skills. By studying a Bachelor of Communication in Australia, graduates can differentiate themselves by complementing the foundations of communication with a specialisation providing them with transferable and adaptable knowledge.  

Our students are able to immerse themselves in the ever-changing hub of the Gold Coast and step into the next chapter of their career by graduating sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.

Experience the Australian industry first-hand

The Bachelor of Communication provides students the opportunity to complete a for-credit internship as part of their studies. The Faculty of Society & Design has developed industry partnerships with leading organisations in Australia, allowing students the potential to intern with: the Australian Good Food Guide, Channel 7 Australia, Channel 10 Australia, Gold Coast Bulletin, and Smart Erickson. Bond’s dedicated Career Development Centre assists students in finding an internship and work experience, allowing them to further develop their skill set. Students will also be able to find mentors that are interested in and influential to their career ambitions. At Bond, students learn from nationally and internationally recognised academics in a collaborative environment. Students will experience Bond’s small class sizes and a hands-on approach to learning that optimises their educational experience.

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Key features

  • For-credit internship opportunities with established industry links
  • Engage with Bond’s large network of industry connections
  • Learn from nationally and internationally recognised academics

About the program

Surveys consistently suggest that Communication skills are in high demand in all fields and most professional roles. They are important in managerial roles and in specific fields such as advertising, public relations, marketing, journalism, traditional and new media, film and television, computer animation, user-interface design, human resources, corporate training and professional writing. Show more

Surveys consistently suggest that Communication skills are in high demand in all fields and most professional roles. They are important in managerial roles and in specific fields such as advertising, public relations, marketing, journalism, traditional and new media, film and television, computer animation, user-interface design, human resources, corporate training and professional writing. The Bachelor of Communication degree will provide you with the skills to stand out as an exceptional communicator in any task. Our flexible Bachelor of Communication provides you with the opportunity to explore many options in personalising your learning. As part of the degree, you will select one or two majors or minors in a specific area of interest. These areas include public relations, advertising, journalism, communication and society, corporate storytelling, creative writing, digital media, film and television, media studies, and social media. Our subjects contain assessments that may lead you to produce advertising and public relations campaigns for real clients as well as blogs, podcasts, published media stories, and websites. You will also gain a sound insight into human society through studies in communication theory including gender and intercultural communication. Our graduates are now working with leading advertising agencies, as award-winning investigative journalists, in public relations consultancies, in marketing roles, in corporate training, and in other roles that reflect the evolving nature of communication practices. Altogether, the degree offers students a stimulating course of study and excellent career prospects.

The Bachelor of Communication offers students the ideal mix of theory and practice, combining foundational studies in Communication and Media with focused studies in the professional disciplines of Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism. It also allows students to pursue focused studies in the fields of Communication & Society, Corporate Storytelling, Creative Writing, Digital Media, Film & TV, Media Studies, and Social Media as well as a combination of these fields. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media
Program codeHS-20013
CRICOS code063062J
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

View the Bachelor of Communication - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Bachelor of Communication program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Required Subjects (9)

Major or Minor Options (6)

Students must choose one of the two following options:

Major option - choose one (1) of the following Majors

Minor option - choose one (1) of the following Minors and two (2) General Electives

Plus 2 General Elective subjects chosen from the list of available undergraduate subjects from across the University

General Electives (6)

Choice of six (6) General Electives from the list of available undergraduate subjects from across the University. Student can choose to do an additional Major or Minor as an elective choice.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $21,040* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $126,240

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

2021 Year 12 Entry

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

Students are immersed in a range of professional experiences to give them a taste for the media careers to which they are aspiring. At the same time a sound theoretical framework underpins the studies so that students enter the communication and media industries understanding how to perform professional tasks and also knowing why such tasks are important to their work. Graduates could expect to find employment as an Account Manager, Copywriter, Event Coordinator, Journalist, Marketing Manager, Media Buyer or Public Relations Practitioner.

Learn from our experienced academics

Did you know that glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, is cited as the number one fear of the general population? The late Emeritus Professor Mike Grenby who previously taught into Journalism and Communication, delivered a NOW Talk alongside Bachelor of Communication student Rebecca Dipardo about how to overcome this fear and empower yourself to become a more confident speaker.

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