Media and Communication @ a glance


Media and Communication

The structure of the Bachelor of Communication provides you with the opportunity to choose from four majors, depending on your talents and career aspirations. The four majors available are:

  • journalism
  • media studies
  • public relations
  • media production


  • Much smaller classes than the equivalent 1st year courses (Just 50 students max per lecture; 25 per tutorial)
  • 3 possible start dates (Feb, Jun and Oct)
  • Extra contact time with your tutors
  • Extra English language support
  • Complete the first year of your Bachelor degree in eight months (Fast Track Diploma)


  1. Refer to the information below for details of this program.
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Entry into Diploma of

Media and Communication

Leading into 2nd year of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Communication in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Communication in Media Production
  • Bachelor of Communication in Media Studies


Core Courses

  • CMNS1000 Introduction to Digital Communication
  • CMNS1090 Introduction to Professional Writing
  • CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production
  • CMNS1234 Introduction to Communication Theory
  • CMNS1280 Introduction to Journalism
  • CMNS1290 Introduction to Public Relations

Elective Courses

Choose two electives from any Diploma courses offered by NIC

Popular Careers

  • Completing the Bachelor of Communication puts you on the fast track to a variety of exciting career options. When you graduate you'll find that your knowledge is relevant, your skills are valid, and your background in the important current issues in communication is strong.
  • You can work in media organisations, publishing houses, production companies, businesses and consultancies around the world. As a graduate of the journalism major you can find work as a reporter, producer, publisher, editor and sub-editor, feature and freelance writer, investigative journalist, media researcher, and strategist in print, broadcast and online media.
  • Depending on your career interests, you can work in:
    • multimedia production
    • public relations
    • journalism
    • digital video and television
    • audio production and post production professional and creative writing
    • broadcast journalism
    • radio broadcasting and production
    • media research and analysis
    • audience research and analysis
    • research and policy development

Tuition Fees

Year International Students


A$24,800 (Diploma plus Provisional Entry Program)

A$21,100 (Fast Track and Standard Diploma)

A$2,637.50 per course/module