If you are passionate about communication and journalism, and would also like to gain a grounding in the arts, the new Bachelor of Media (Communication & Journalism) and the Bachelor of Arts double degree is for you. The dual program allows you to combine communication and journalism with in-depth study of a specific area of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The Bachelor of Media (Communication & Journalism) will teach you broad professional communication skills and offers a philosophical and cultural foundation in media studies as well as practical skills in communication and journalism.

The Bachelor of Arts is designed to provide the benefits of an education in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative and Performing Arts including the ability to think critically and communicate effectively. With more than 30 areas of study to choose from you will be able to develop knowledge and skills that complement your communication and journalism studies to give you a distinctive edge as a graduate.

This combined degree, which typically takes four years, will provide you great opportunities to work across a wide range of communication fields.

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Why choose this degree?

This double degree teaches key skills in communication and journalism, in addition to in-depth study of a specific area of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Who should choose this degree?

Students with a passion for communication and journalism who wish to enjoy the flexibility of structuring a degree around their specific skills, interests and career aspirations.


  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Music Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Theatre and Performance Studies

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How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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