BP221 - Bachelor of Communication (Media)

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RMIT program code: BP221
Plan name: Bachelor of Communication (Media)
Plan code: BP221
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 048667E

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2022 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.

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

To graduate you must complete the following:

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 per year (48 credit points per semester) of full time study involving a combination of the following types of courses:

  • Core Media courses
  • Minor courses (students completing 36 credit points AND the capstone course from the same minor stream will be eligible to have the minor recognised on their transcript). See more information here.
  • School Options (listed at the end of the outline below). See more information here
  • 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

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 1 24 COMM2624 City Campus 3073 (B221)
Media 2 24 Yes COMM2625 City Campus 2971 (B221)
Story and Place in Media 12 Yes COMM2810 City Campus 2975 (B221)
AND

Complete Two (2) Courses from the Minor Streams. The list of Minor Streams can be found after the Year Three course list.

AND

Select 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:

 
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 3 24 Yes COMM2626 City Campus 3074 (B221)
Media 4 24 Yes COMM2627 City Campus 3395 (B221) 2972 (B221)
AND

Complete One (1) Course from the Minor Streams. If you are completing a single Minor, this course must be from the same Minor Stream taken in Year One. The list of Minor Streams 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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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 5 24 Yes COMM2628 City Campus 3075 (B221)
Media 6 24 Yes COMM2629 City Campus 2973 (B221)
AND

Complete One (1) Course from the Minor Streams. If you are completing a single Minor Stream, you must select the capstone course from the same Minor Stream taken in Years One & Two. The list of Minor Streams 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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Minor: Approaches to Popular Culture

Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Pop Culture in Everyday Life 12 COMM2633 City Campus 3024 (B047)
TV and Screen Cultures 12 COMM1073 City Campus 2921 (B047)
Music in Popular Culture 12 COMM1081 City Campus 3308 (B047) 2922 (B047)
Speculative Futures 12 COMM2874 City Campus 2934 (B047)
AND

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Popular Culture Now 12 Yes COMM2631 City Campus 3022 (B047)
 
OR

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Minor: Asian Media and Culture

Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Contemporary Asian Modernities 12 COMM2878 City Campus 2928 (B222)
Asian Media and Communication 12 COMM2871 City Campus 2828 (B222)
Asian Mobilities: Practices, Experiences & Impacts 12 COMM2873 City Campus 2927 (B222)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2821 (B222)
AND

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 Asia 12 Yes COMM2253 City Campus 2923 (B222)
 
OR

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Minor: Cinema Studies

Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Cinema Studies 12 COMM1031 City Campus 3070 (B221) 2969 (B221)
Film Criticism: From Early Cinema to the Digital Age 12 COMM2880 City Campus 2978 (B221)
Cinema and Nation 12 COMM2876 City Campus 2976 (B221)
Beyond the Frame: Technologies, Industries and Audiences 12 COMM2875 City Campus 3078 (B221)
AND

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Uses of Film Theory 12 Yes COMM1036 City Campus 3071 (B221)
 
OR

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Minor: Literary Studies

Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literature and Decolonisation 12 LANG1375 City Campus 2894 (B257)
Reading Space and Place 12 COMM2635 City Campus 2794 (RAS)
Literary Environments 12 LANG1374 City Campus 2893 (B257)
Narrating the Self 12 COMM2638 City Campus 2795 (B257)
AND

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literature's Ethics 12 Yes COMM2630 City Campus 2883 (B257)
 
OR

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Minor: Contemporary Politics and Communication

Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World 12 COMM2402 City Campus 3037 (B220)
Politics and Communication 12 COMM2409 City Campus 2938 (B220)
Changing Economies and Communication 12 COMM2408 City Campus 3039 (B220)
Screening Politics and Technologies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2939 (B220)
AND

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Work, Politics and Technology 12 Yes COMM2407 City Campus 3038 (B220)
)
AND

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School Options

 

 

School Options:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advertising Media 12 GRAP2369 City Campus 2803 (B219)
Asian Media and Communication 12 COMM2871 City Campus 2828 (B222)
Asian Mobilities: Practices, Experiences & Impacts 12 COMM2873 City Campus 2927 (B222)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2821 (B222)
Beyond the Frame: Technologies, Industries and Audiences 12 COMM2875 City Campus 3078 (B221)
Creating a Communication Business 12 COMM2337 City Campus 2905 (B223)
Changing Economies and Communication 12 COMM2408 City Campus 3039 (B220)
Cinema and Nation 12 COMM2876 City Campus 2976 (B221)
Client Management 12 COMM2333 City Campus 2899 (B219)
Communicating Brand Narrative 12 COMM2684 City Campus 2906 (B223)
Communicating the Environment 12 COMM2877 City Campus 3318 (B221)
Contemporary Australian Writing 12 COMM2392 City Campus 2882 (B257)
Contemporary Asian Modernities 12 COMM2878 City Campus 2928 (B222)
Creative Advertising 12 GRAP2311 City Campus 2896 (B219) 2802 (B219)
DJs, Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures 12 PERF2061 City Campus 3026 (B047) 2924 (B047)
Fact Checking and Verification 12 COMM2803 City Campus 2944 (B220)
Feminist & Queer Perspectives 12 COMM2879 City Campus 2800 (B257)
Film Criticism: From Early Cinema to the Digital Age 12 COMM2880 City Campus 2978 (B221)
Film Genre 12 COMM2881 City Campus 2979 (B221)
Foundations of Public Relations 12 COMM1161 City Campus 2903 (B223) 3195 (B223)
General News Reporting 12 COMM2148 City Campus 3036 (B220) 2936 (B220)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project 12 COMM2324 City Campus 2819 (B222)
Introduction to Advertising 12 MKTG1208 City Campus 2895 (B219) 2801 (B219)
Introduction to Cinema Studies 12 COMM1031 City Campus 3070 (B221) 2969 (B221)
Literary Environments 12 LANG1374 City Campus 2893 (B257)
Literature and Decolonisation 12 LANG1375 City Campus 2894 (B257)
Live Media 12 COMM2220 City Campus 2970 (B221)
Media and Communication Internship 12 Yes COMM2639 City Campus 2924 (B222) 2822 (B222)
Music in Popular Culture 12 COMM1081 City Campus 3308 (B047) 2922 (B047)
Narrating the Self 12 COMM2638 City Campus 2795 (B257)
Networked Media 12 COMM2219 City Campus 3072 (B221)
People and Data 12 COMM2868 City Campus 2902 (B219)
Persuasive Communication 12 COMM2112 City Campus 2826 (B222)
Photojournalism 12 COMM2640 City Campus 3040 (B220) 2940 (B220)
Playful Media & Everyday Creativities 12 COMM2869 City Campus 3226 (B221)
Podcasting 12 COMM2870 City Campus 3048 (B220) 2958 (B220)
Politics and Communication 12 COMM2409 City Campus 2938 (B220)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life 12 COMM2633 City Campus 3024 (B047)
Professional Writing 12 COMM2147 City Campus 2925 (B222)
Reading Space and Place 12 COMM2635 City Campus 2794 (RAS)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World 12 COMM2402 City Campus 3037 (B220)
Screening Politics and Technologies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2939 (B220)
Social Media Communication 12 COMM2872 City Campus 2830 (B222)
Speculative Futures 12 COMM2874 City Campus 2934 (B047)
Understanding Sports Media 12 COMM2325 City Campus 2937 (B220)
Storytelling 12 GRAP2317 City Campus 2793 (B257)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube 12 PERF2062 City Campus 2927 (B047)
TV and Screen Cultures 12 COMM1073 City Campus 2921 (B047)
 

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Students commencing 2022: Dr Liam Ward

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