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Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun+BCrMedia)

  • B1344BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION/BACHELOR OF CREATIVE MEDIA

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Title Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun+BCrMedia)
Course Code B1344
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Communication (BCommun) + Bachelor of Creative Media (BCrMedia)
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description This combined degree program offers a complete practical and theoretical preparation for employment across both Communication and Creative Media industries. In the Bachelor of Communication you will learn how modern communication works across the globe and be able to apply that knowledge to seek employment in this field. In the Bachelor of Creative Media you will develop a broad understanding of your field and the skills you need to be successful in the creative media industries.

As a Communication graduate, you will be able to write and present professionally, take a global perspective on issues, argue effectively, act ethically and work cooperatively. You will be introduced to key concepts and practices in communication, and will develop digital media skills and critical thinking skills that you can apply as a professional communicator. As a Creative Media graduate, you will understand the commercial context and changing nature of the creative industries, and your role as a creative professional within them. You will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of creative works throughout your degree, and showcase your creative potential.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

English competence.
Apply Online Applications can be made online at http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/OnlineApplicationsHonours
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Creative Media Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

CRE100 Foundation in Creative Media - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Communication Course Core Units - 6 credit points

COM100 Thinking Communication - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AND one unit from the following list, not already included in your major - refer to major structures.

Note: The following three units are required to be completed by all students. At least one of these units will be specified in your major. You must complete the remaining units from the list below to satisfy the Course requirements.

COM101 Social Media - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

COM105 Critical Web Literacy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

COM109 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Creative Media Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

COM203 Consulting and Freelancing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

Select one unit from the following list not already completed:

COM101 Social Media - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

COM105 Critical Web Literacy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

COM109 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Creative Media Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Creative Media Course Specified Electives (100 level) - 6 credit points

Choose two units from this list.

SCR102 Introduction to Documentary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal(recommended for Screen Production)

RAD105 Introduction to Radio - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal(recommended for Screen Production or Sound)

COM104 Digital Newsgathering and Reporting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal(recommended for Screen Production)

COM109 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal(recommended for Graphic Design)

GAD172 Drawing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal(recommended for Games Art and Design)

SCR100 Introduction to the Screen - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SCR101 Screen Production 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

SOU169 Introduction to Sound Studies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SOU101 Introduction to Audio Production - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PHO101 Digital Imaging - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

GRD118 Introduction to Graphic Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PHO124 Photography 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

GAD154 Introduction to Games Art and Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

GAD164 3D Modelling - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

COM306 Specialist Communication - 3 points
Not available this year

CRE325 Creative Media Professional Placement - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, TS21-internal, Y-internal, YU5-internal

COM308 Professional Internship - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement, SUM-placement, W-placement

COM313 Campus Radio - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

COM200 Communication Research - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Creative Media Course Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select one unit from the list below

SCR222 Directing and Producing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal(recommended for Screen Production)

RAD374 Popular Music - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal(recommended for Screen Production or Sound)

PHO202 Photo Documentary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal(recommended for Screen Production)

GAD232 Critical Games, Play and Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal(recommended for Graphic Design)

Creative Media Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

General Electives - 3 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

Year 4 - 24 credit points

Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

COM300 Communication Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Creative Media Capstone - 6 credit points

Creative Media Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

General Elective - 3 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

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