Bachelor of Communication



Delivery Mode On campus; Online
Location Penrith; Parramatta; Sydney City; Online campus, depending on major selected
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code1696.4
UAC Code 720700 [Parramatta]; 720705 [Penrith]; 720708 [Sydney City]; 729210 [Online]
Entrance Rank 71.15 [Parramatta]; 76.30 [Penrith]; 72.40 [Sydney City]; 70.00 [Online]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.



Delivery ModeOn campus; Online
LocationPenrith; Parramatta; Sydney City; Online campus, depending on major selected
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code1696.4 [CRICOS Code 074452D] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


Western Sydney University offers a unique suite of communication, design, music and creative industry units. All of our courses are based on real-world expectations, ensuring that your future works appeal to the right target audience. You will develop an understanding of your audience from cross-cultural and international perspectives. 

The Bachelor of Communication program covers all areas of creative communication, enabling you to understand how your field of study is connected to other disciplines. Through self-directed, team and problem-based learning strategies that require active participation in the community, you will learn to value ethical conduct, intellectual integrity, diversity and social justice principles.

All Bachelor of Communication students undertake a common first year, covering general communications theory and practice. You can then choose a specialist major to suit your career aspirations. The majors are Advertising, Journalism, Media Arts Production and Public Relations.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Communication

Depending on your major you may find employment in advertising agencies, corporate communications, direct marketing agencies, new media companies, newspapers, news and current affairs, TV and radio stations, marketing and market research companies, public relations management, copywriting studios.

Academic Profile

Doctor Tanya Notley

Tanya Notley's research and teaching is focused on social change and communication technology. She has 15 years of experience working in the areas of social justice and human rights, community-based and online media initiatives. She has worked primarily in the UK, Germany, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Australia.

Tanya's ongoing research projects are focused on:

  • the politics embedded in digital infrast…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.

Course NameLocationDurationATAR
Bachelor of Communication - Advertising Penrith; Parramatta; Sydney City 3F / 6P 71.15; 76.30; 72.40
Bachelor of Communication - Journalism Penrith; Parramatta; Sydney City 3F/6P 71.15;76.30;72.40
Bachelor of Communication - Media Arts Production Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.15
Bachelor of Communication - Public Relations Penrith; Parramatta; Sydney City 3F / 6P 71.15; 76.30; 72.40; 70.00

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Note: International students are only able to enrol on a full-time study mode.

Key: F = Full Time, P = Part Time

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