BP223 - Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

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RMIT program code: BP223
Plan name: Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Plan code: BP223
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 048666F

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2020 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following. Please note, all courses listed may not be available each semester.

  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:
 

You must complete a total of 288 credit points over the course of the degree 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:

- Core Public Relations courses

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

- School Options as listed

- University Student Electives (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 Three (3) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Public Relations Essentials: Concepts and Practice24COMM2689City Campus2929 (B223)
Public Relations Research Methods12MKTG1460City Campus2882 (B223)
Communication Strategy and Planning12YesCOMM2143City Campus2923 (B223)2878 (B223)
AND

Complete Two (2) Courses 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

Complete Two (2) Courses 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

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Influence and Impact in Public Relations24YesCOMM2687City Campus2928 (B223)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication12YesCOMM2688City Campus3445 (B223)2881 (B223)
Communicating the Organisation24YesCOMM2685City Campus2879 (B223)
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

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Professional PR Practice24YesCOMM2690City Campus2932 (B223)
Public Relations Campaigns24YesCOMM2691City Campus2883 (B223)
AND

Complete the only 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

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Elective
AND

Complete two (2) 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
(

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Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture

{

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 Campus2848 (B047)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus2803 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2787 (B221)
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2809 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2832 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2993 (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 Campus2847 (B047)
Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2809 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2832 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2993 (B220)
}
 
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 Campus2873 (B222)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2830 (B222)
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2875 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2782 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2832 (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 Campus2874 (B222)
New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2875 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2782 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2832 (B222)
}
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies

{

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 Campus2813 (B221)2767 (B221)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2787 (B221)
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus2818 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2979 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2782 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2781 (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 Campus2819 (B221)
True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus2818 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2979 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2782 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2781 (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 Campus2979 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2915 (B257)
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2984 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2916 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2914 (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 Campus2978 (B257)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2984 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2916 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2914 (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 Campus2853 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus2966 (B220)
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2855 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2993 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus1728 (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 Campus2854 (B220)
Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2855 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2993 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus1728 (FF)
}
)
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School Options:

Note: All courses listed may not be available each semester

School Options: Note: All Courses listed may not be available each semester:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advertising Media12GRAP2369City Campus2895 (B219)
Alternative Animation12COMM2213City Campus2546 (B203)2583 (B203)
Art After Videogames12YesVART2964City Campus2653 (B214)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2782 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2781 (B221)
Broadcast Media12COMM2220City Campus2783 (B221)
Client Management12COMM2333City Campus2938 (B219)
Communicating Brand Narrative12COMM2684City Campus2925 (B223)
Contemporary Australian Writing12COMM2392City Campus2977 (B257)
Creative Advertising12GRAP2311City Campus2941 (B219)2892 (B219)
DJs, Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures12PERF2061City Campus2849 (B047)2805 (B047)
Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2855 (B220)
Engaging the Mobile Environment12COMM2416City Campus2551 (W203)2601 (W203)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2832 (B222)
Features and Storytelling12YesCOMM2641City Campus2857 (B220)2995 (B220)
Foundations of Public Relations12COMM1161City Campus2922 (B223)2876 (B223)
Game Studies12VART2496City Campus2687 (B214)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project12COMM2324City Campus2831 (B222)
Introduction to Advertising12MKTG1208City Campus2944 (B219)2896 (B219)
Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus2813 (B221)2767 (B221)
Introduction to Graphic Design12GRAP2175City Campus2972 (B115)2902 (B115)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication12YesCOMM2688City Campus3445 (B223)2881 (B223)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2984 (B257)
Managing a Communication Business12YesCOMM2337City Campus2924 (B223)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2830 (B222)
Media and Communication Internship12YesCOMM2639City Campus2876 (B222)2833 (B222)
Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus2873 (B222)
Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2809 (B047)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2916 (B257)
Networked Media12COMM2219City Campus2821 (B221)
New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2875 (B222)
Photojournalism12COMM2640City Campus2856 (B220)2994 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus2966 (B220)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus2848 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2787 (B221)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2914 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2915 (B257)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus2853 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2993 (B220)
Short Story Writing12GRAP2317City Campus2921 (B257)
Sound Design12COMM2305City Campus2808 (B309)2908 (B309)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus2803 (B047)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2979 (B257)
The Play Society12OART1037City Campus2650 (B214)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube12PERF2062City Campus2806 (B047)
True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus2818 (B221)
Typography in Design12GRAP2277City Campus2905 (B115)
Writing for Videogames12COMM2244City Campus2658 (B214)
 

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OR

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OR

3. Visit the School office at Building 9, Level 4 Reception Desk (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.30pm)

 

Academic Advisors:

First Year:      Justin Rogers

Second Year: Sandy Watson

Third Year:     Justin Rogers

 

Program Manager:      Marianne Sison               

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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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