BP222 - Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

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RMIT program code: BP222
Plan name: Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
Plan code: BP222ACC
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 048722C

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2018 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
 )
AND  School Options: Media and Communication
 

In your first year, you are introduced to foundation courses in communication and media cultures through Contemporary Approaches to Professional Communication and the professional disciplines of Advertising, Journalism, Media production and Public Relations. This is together with contextual studies in one of five fields: Asian Media and Culture; Cinema Studies; Literary Studies; Policis, Economies and Communication or Popular Culture.

In second year, you will continue the contextual studies in your chosen stream and build disciplinary specific skills in Advertising, Journalism, Media production or Public Relations and work with an interdisciplinary framework through Interdisciplinary Communication Project.

To graduate, you must complete a total of 288 credit points in order to complete the program according to the outline below

including:

- Core courses

- Professional Discipline courses (you may focus these into one area of specialisation)

- Contextual studies courses (courses to be completed from the same contextual studies stream throughout the program).

- School Options as listed

- University Student Electives as available (see what University Electives are on offer here)

 

Note: All courses listed may not be available each semester

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Professional Communication: Contemporary Approaches to Media and Communication24COMM2676City Campus2598 (B219)
Foundations of Public Relations12COMM1161City Campus3680 (B223)2760 (B223)
Making Media12COMM2674City Campus2655 (B221)
Introduction to Advertising12MKTG1208City Campus2544 (B219)
Features and Storytelling12COMM2641City Campus2694 (B220)2654 (B220)
AND

Complete One (1) course in 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:

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

{

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Twenty Four (24) credit point options: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 324YesCOMM2626City Campus2446 (B221)
OR

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Journalism Ethics, Law and Power24YesCOMM2654City Campus2724 (B220)2687 (B220)
OR

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Managing a Communication Business12YesCOMM2337City Campus2776 (B223)
Communication Strategy and Planning12YesCOMM2143City Campus2768 (B223)
OR

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Client Management12COMM2333City Campus2593 (B219)
Creative Advertising12GRAP2311City Campus2589 (B219)2543 (B219)
}
AND

Complete Two (2) Courses in 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:

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 424YesCOMM2627City Campus2663 (B221)
Journalism Technologies24YesCOMM2653City Campus2688 (B220)
Contemporary PR Research24COMM2686City Campus2753 (B223)
Advertising Industry Practice24YesCOMM2662City Campus2545 (B219)
AND

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Interdisciplinary Communication Project12COMM2324City Campus2548 (B222)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

{

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Twenty-Four (24) credit point options: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 524YesCOMM2628City Campus2670 (B221)
OR

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Reporting with Sound and Image24YesCOMM2656City Campus2733 (B220)
OR

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Influence and Impact in Public Relations24YesCOMM2687City Campus2774 (B223)
OR

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Copywriting12YesGRAP2319City Campus2592 (B219)
Art Direction12YesGRAP2315City Campus2591 (B219)
}
AND

Complete One (1) Course in 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:

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete One (1) Course in 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:

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete One (1) Course in 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:

School Options courses
AND

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Professional Communication Studio24COMM2675City Campus2550 (B222)
Media and Communication Internship12YesCOMM2639City Campus2445 (B222)2407 (B222)
 
AND
(

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Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus2510 (B047)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus2498 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2805 (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 Campus2481 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2551 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2696 (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 Campus2486 (B047)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three (3) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2481 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2551 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2696 (B220)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus2596 (B222)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2549 (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 Campus2597 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2796 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2551 (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 Campus2599 (B222)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three (3) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2597 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2796 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2551 (B222)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus2822 (B221)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2805 (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 Campus2823 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2661 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2796 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2802 (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 Campus2821 (B221)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Four (4) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus2823 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2661 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2796 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2802 (B221)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Literary Studies

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2661 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2634 (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 Campus2650 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2629 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2632 (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 Campus2653 (B257)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three (3) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2650 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2629 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2632 (B257)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus2736 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus2693 (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 Campus2555 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2696 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus1654 (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 Campus2739 (B220)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three (3) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2555 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2696 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus1654 (FF)
)
AND

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School Options: Media and Communication

Note: All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

School Options: Media and Communication

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advertising Media12GRAP2369City Campus2546 (B219)
Alternative Animation12COMM2213City Campus2406 (B203)2434 (B203)
Art After Videogames12YesVART2964City Campus2471 (B214)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2796 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2802 (B221)
Broadcast Media12COMM2220City Campus2820 (B221)
Client Management12COMM2333City Campus2593 (B219)
Communicating Brand Narrative12COMM2684City Campus2769 (B223)
Contemporary Australian Writing12COMM2392City Campus2642 (B257)
Creative Advertising12GRAP2311City Campus2589 (B219)2543 (B219)
Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2555 (B220)
Engaging the Mobile Environment12COMM2416City Campus2426 (W203)2436 (W203)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2551 (B222)
Features and Storytelling12COMM2641City Campus2694 (B220)2654 (B220)
Foundations of Public Relations12COMM1161City Campus3680 (B223)2760 (B223)
Game Studies12VART2496City Campus2476 (B214)
Independent Videogames12YesOART1036City Campus2472 (B214)2470 (B214)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project12COMM2324City Campus2548 (B222)
Introduction to Advertising12MKTG1208City Campus2544 (B219)
Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus2822 (B221)
Introduction to Graphic Design12GRAP2175City Campus2689 (B115)2707 (B115)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication12COMM2688City Campus2763 (B223)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2650 (B257)
Managing a Communication Business12YesCOMM2337City Campus2776 (B223)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2549 (B222)
Media and Communication Internship12YesCOMM2639City Campus2445 (B222)2407 (B222)
Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus2596 (B222)
Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2481 (B047)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2629 (B257)
Networked Media12COMM2219City Campus2804 (B221)
New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2597 (B222)
Photojournalism12COMM2640City Campus2730 (B220)2691 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus2693 (B220)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus2510 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2805 (B221)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2632 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2634 (B257)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus2736 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2696 (B220)
Short Story Writing12GRAP2317City Campus2636 (B257)
Sound Design12COMM2305City Campus2715 (B309)2735 (B309)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus2498 (B047)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2661 (B257)
The Play Society12OART1037City Campus2468 (B214)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube12PERF2062City Campus2506 (B047)
True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus2823 (B221)
Typography in Design12GRAP2277City Campus2698 (B115)
Writing for Videogames12COMM2244City Campus2469 (B214)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

1. Log an Academic Assistance enquiry via the RMIT Connect Portal

OR

2. Call your program administration team on (03) 9925 2422

OR

3. Visit the School office

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

 

Academic Advisors:

First Year:                    Ekaterina Tokareva                 
Second Year:               Maria Stratford                
Third Year:                   Lucinda Strahan                

 

Program Manager:      Bruce Berryman                

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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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