Bachelor of Design


Subject area

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Standard entry is University Entrance incl language rich subjects, or a relevant level 4 qualification. Non English Speaking: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 across all bands, or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This programme is for those who need to solve a problem. Those who respond to a brief, a need, a challenge. They have empathy to seek to communicate a message that is understood by many. Designers are forever developing their skill often in a grounded and empirical manner.

This programme is for people who are 'launching a career' and wish to actively engage and learn in a flexible and authentic environment. People who are locally and globally aware, technologically literate, who have been introduced to design through contributory pathways, and now want to both progress through a formal qualification to achieve career aspirations, and be inspired to engage in a creative life that contributes to culture and sustainability for the region, nationally and globally.

Graduates of this programme will achieve their career and creative aspirations and be capable, confident and competent practitioners of communication within their specific discipline and across alternative disciplines that emerge as part of the dynamic and shifting media environment. Graduates of this programme will be future thinkers and makers who respond with solutions that are user centred. Graduates of this programme can apply critical and reflective methodologies, and the collaborative and independent approaches they have acquired to engage in either employment opportunities or postgraduate level study

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Communication and Media Studies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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