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Develop your transferable skills right now

Today’s rapidly changing work environment requires employees to acquire dynamic and flexible skills. The Bachelor of Communication at Bond allows graduates to differentiate themselves by complementing the foundations of communication with a specialisation providing them with transferable and adaptable knowledge.  

Our students are able to step into the next chapter of their career by graduating sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.

Experience the 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, 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 can assist students in finding internships 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. They experience Bond’s small class sizes and a hands-on approach to learning that optimises their educational experience.

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

The Bachelor of Communication gives students the ideal mix of theory and practice, combining foundational studies in Communication and Media with focused studies in professional discipline including Journalism and Public Relations. It also allows students to pursue focused studies in the fields of Corporate Communication, Media and Advertising. Show more

The Bachelor of Communication gives students the ideal mix of theory and practice, combining foundational studies in Communication and Media with focused studies in professional discipline including Journalism and Public Relations. It also allows students to pursue focused studies in the fields of Corporate Communication, Media and Advertising. The degree allows for a range of combinations of these studies, with students able to select a combination which will give them the best of both worlds; excellent career prospects and a stimulating course of study. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
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]

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.

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

Communication major (6)

Students must choose six (6) of the following subjects:

Specialist major (6)

Students must choose six (6) subjects from one of the following specialist areas:

  • Advertising
  • Communication
  • Corporate Communication
  • Film and Television*
  • Journalism*
  • Media
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media

* denotes a double major can be undertaken in this area

See the list below of "Specialist Majors" for details of each.

Electives or additional major (9)

Students must choose nine (9) elective subjects of which at least five (5) must come from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects. Students are encouraged to choose six (6) subjects from one specialist area to constitute an additional major.

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 total program fees for the Bachelor of Communication are:

  • $100,920
  • $101,928

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 if you went to another university.

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.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

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

In the January semester 2017 there were fewer than five OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is not reliable.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

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

Bond University calendar

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.

Specialist majors

Journalism major

The major comprises six (6) subjects drawn from the JOUR offerings but must include

Journalism double major

The double major comprises twelve (12) subjects and includes all of those subjects previously listed, and three (3) drawn from

Please note that the BJOUR varies from the above, and does not allow a double major structure.

Television Journalism major

The double major comprises twelve (12) subjects and must include:

Please note that the BJOUR varies from the above, and does not allow a double major structure.

Public Relations major

The major comprises of six (6) subjects and must include:

Plus two (2) from the following: