BP221 - Bachelor of Communication (Media)

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RMIT program code: BP221
Plan name: Bachelor of Communication (Media)
Plan code: BP221ACC
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 055813G

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2019 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  (Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Literary Studies
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication
 
OR  School Options:
 )

You must complete a total of 288 credit points in order to complete the program according to the outline below. This involves 96 credit points (48 credit points per semester) of full time study involving a combination of the following types of courses:

  • All Media core courses
  • Contextual Studies courses (courses need to be completed from the same Contextual Studies area throughout the program - log in here for more information)
  • School Options as listed
  • University Electives (see what's on offer here)

Note: All courses listed may not be available each semester.

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Year One of Program

Note: if you are commencing the program in July 2019 DO NOT enrol into COMM2625 Media 2 in the July-October teaching period (i.e. Semester 2, 2018).

You will complete this course intensively in November/December. More information will be sent to you about this.

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 124COMM2624City Campus3256 (B221)
Media 224YesCOMM2625City Campus3243 (B221)
Story and Place in Media12YesCOMM2810City Campus3246 (B221)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from the first block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 324YesCOMM2626City Campus3257 (B221)
Media 424YesCOMM2627City Campus3244 (B221)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from the second block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from the School Options list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 524YesCOMM2628City Campus3258 (B221)
Media 624YesCOMM2629City Campus3245 (B221)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from the last block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from the School Options list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND
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Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture

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Year One: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus3121 (B047)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus3045 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3247 (B221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus3169 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus3028 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3179 (B220)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Perspectives in Contemporary Popular Culture12YesCOMM2631City Campus3119 (B047)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus3091 (B222)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus3022 (B222)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus3092 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus3238 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus3028 (B222)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Sex, Politics & Social Change in Asia12YesCOMM2253City Campus3095 (B222)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies

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Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus3255 (B221)3237 (B221)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3247 (B221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus3260 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2749 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus3238 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus3241 (B221)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Histories of Film Theory12YesCOMM1036City Campus3254 (B221)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Literary Studies

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2749 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2690 (B257)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2747 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2688 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2689 (B257)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literature's Ethics12YesCOMM2630City Campus2748 (B257)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus3250 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus3178 (B220)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus3244 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3179 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus2176 (FF)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Applications of Communication: A Political Economy of the Workplace12YesCOMM2407City Campus3251 (B220)
 
OR

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School Options:

School Options:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advertising Media12GRAP2369City Campus2697 (B219)
Alternative Animation12COMM2213City Campus3083 (B203)3082 (B203)
Art After Videogames12YesVART2964City Campus3099 (B214)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus3238 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus3241 (B221)
Broadcast Media12COMM2220City Campus3185 (B221)
Client Management12COMM2333City Campus2763 (B219)
Communicating Brand Narrative12COMM2684City Campus2809 (B223)
Contemporary Australian Writing12COMM2392City Campus2746 (B257)
Creative Advertising12GRAP2311City Campus2750 (B219)2683 (B219)
DJs, Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures12PERF2061City Campus3117 (B047)
Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus3244 (B220)
Engaging the Mobile Environment12COMM2416City Campus2655 (W203)2607 (W203)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus3028 (B222)
Features and Storytelling12YesCOMM2641City Campus3246 (B220)3174 (B220)
Foundations of Public Relations12COMM1161City Campus2811 (B223)2741 (B223)
Game Studies12VART2496City Campus3170 (B214)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project12COMM2324City Campus3037 (B222)
Introduction to Advertising12MKTG1208City Campus2698 (B219)
Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus3255 (B221)3237 (B221)
Introduction to Graphic Design12GRAP2175City Campus2550 (B115)2980 (B115)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication12COMM2688City Campus2742 (B223)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2747 (B257)
Managing a Communication Business12YesCOMM2337City Campus2816 (B223)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus3022 (B222)
Media and Communication Internship12YesCOMM2639City Campus3089 (B222)3038 (B222)
Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus3091 (B222)
Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus3169 (B047)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2688 (B257)
Networked Media12COMM2219City Campus3259 (B221)
New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus3092 (B222)
Photojournalism12COMM2640City Campus3248 (B220)3177 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus3178 (B220)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus3121 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3247 (B221)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2689 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2690 (B257)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus3250 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3179 (B220)
Short Story Writing12GRAP2317City Campus2691 (B257)
Sound Design12COMM2305City Campus3161 (B309)3103 (B309)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus3045 (B047)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2749 (B257)
The Play Society12OART1037City Campus3108 (B214)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube12PERF2062City Campus3046 (B047)
True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus3260 (B221)
Typography in Design12GRAP2277City Campus2995 (B115)
Writing for Videogames12COMM2244City Campus3111 (B214)
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OR

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OR

3. Visit the School office

Building 9, Level 4 Reception Desk (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.30pm)

 

Academic Advisors:

Students commencing in 2019:  Dr Alexia Kannas 

Students who commenced in 2018:  Dr Brian Morris

Students who commenced 2017 and earlier:   Dr Liam Ward 

 

Program Manager:  Dr Daniel Binns

 

 

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Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

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Student Electives

University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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