Bachelor of Communication Studies

Rules Variation Summary for 2017

Summary of changes for 2017

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

Program of Study

Core Units:

  • Credit points changed from 30 cps to 24 cps

Majors:

  • Credit points changed from 48 cps to 54 cps
  • ENCO303 moved from Core Units to Listed Units (both majors)

Film and Television Production Major (Articulation Programs) - Withdrawn:

  • The Film and Television Production Major has been withdrawn, and entry under the Articulation Program is no longer offered from 2017

Writing and Publishing Major

Listed Units:

  • ENCO310 title changed to Reading and Writing Children’s Literature
  • ENGL304 title changed to Critical and Creative Writing: Fantasy Literature

Note change to Program of Study credit point values

Note unit and unit title changes

Rules Variation Summary for 2016

Summary of changes for 2016

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

Media and Culture Major

Listed Units:

  • WORK300 title changed to Work Integrated Learning – Professional Skills Development

Writing and Publishing Major

Listed Units:

  • WORK300 title changed to Work Integrated Learning – Professional Skills Development

Note unit title changes

Rules Variation Summary for 2015

Summary of changes for 2015

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

Media and Culture Major

Prescribed Units:

  • COMM120 has been withdrawn

Listed Units:

  • COMM321 title changed to The Art of Capitalism: Advertising and Culture
  • COMM381 title changed to The Art of Documentary
  • COMM383 has been withdrawn

Writing and Publishing Major

Listed Units:

  • COMM381 title changed to The Art of Documentary
  • COMM120, COMM383 and ENCO328 have been withdrawn
  • ENCO303 title changes to Research and Writing Across Disciplines

Note unit and/or title changes

Students who have already successfully completed units that are no longer offered will be credited towards their course

Rules Variation Summary for 2014

Summary of changes for 2014

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

  • There are no changes for 2014

Nil

Rules Variation Summary for 2013

Summary of changes for 2013

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

Media and Culture Major

Listed Units:

  • COMM323 title changed to Digital and Social Media
  • COMM388 title changed to Visual Pleasures: Film, Gender and Genre

Note the unit title changes

Writing and Publishing Major

Prescribed Units:

  • ENCO100 title changed to The Craft of Academic Writing

Listed Units:

  • COMM323 title changed to Digital and Social Media
  • ECT303 code changed to ENCO303 Research in Writing
  • ENGL305 code changed to HIST393 The History of the English Language

Note the unit and/or title changes

Rules Variation Summary for 2012

Summary of changes for 2012

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

Media and Culture Major

Core Units:

  • ENCO102 title changed to Storytelling and Genre Writing

Listed Units:

  • COMM327 title changed to Popular and Creative Culture
  • COMM332 title changed to News and Current Affairs
  • COMM380 and SOCY332 have been withdrawn

Note the unit and/or title changes

Students who have already successfully completed units that are no longer offered will be credited towards their course

Writing and Publishing Major

Prescribed Units:

  • COMM327 and COMM380 have been withdrawn
  • COMM332 title changed to News and Current Affairs

Note the unit and/or title changes

Students who have already successfully completed units that are no longer offered will be credited towards their course

Rules Variation Summary for 2011

Summary of changes for 2011

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

Media and Culture Major

Core Units:

  • COMM180 code changed to COMM380 – moved to Listed Units

Listed Units:

  • COMM386 has been withdrawn
  • COMM315 title changed to Children’s Media
  • COMM323 title changed to Digital Media and Interactive Entertainment
  • COMM325 title changed to Television Studies

Note the unit and/or title changes

Students who have already successfully completed units that are no longer offered will be credited towards their course

Writing and Publishing Major

Core Units:

  • COMM180 code changed to COMM380 –moved to Prescribed Units

Prescribed Units:

  • COMM386 and ENCO308 have been withdrawn
  • COMM315 title changed to Children’s Media
  • COMM323 title changed to Digital Media and Interactive Entertainment
  • COMM325 title changed to Television Studies

Note the unit and/or title changes.

Students who have already successfully completed units that are no longer offered will be credited towards their course

Rules Variation Summary for 2010

Summary of changes for 2010

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

Course Title change

Course title has changed to Bachelor of Media and Communications

The course title change will only apply to students who commence or transfer to 2010 course rules

Currently enrolled students must complete this course by 31 December 2015

Media and Culture Major

  • Prescribed unit ENCO100 Communication Skills: Composition has been added
  • Prescribed unit ENCO102 Introduction to Writing in Genres has been added
  • Prescribed units: Credit points have changed from 12 cps to 24 cps
  • Listed units: Credit points have changed from 60 cps to 48 cps
  • COMM321 title change to Advertising: Communication and Information
  • WGCO327 is now COMM327 Reading Popular Culture
  • WGCO388 is now COMM388 Visual Pleasures: Feminism Goes to the Movies

Note the unit/title changes

These course rule changes only apply to students who commence or transfer to 2010 course rules.

Writing and Publishing Major

  • Prescribed unit COMM120 Media Studies: An Introduction has been added (moved from Listed units)
  • Prescribed unit COMM180 Film: Style and Story has been added
  • Prescribed units: Credit point have changed from 12 cps to 24 cps
  • Listed Units for this Major: Credit points have changed from 36 cps to 30 cps
  • COMM315 Children’s Film and Television has been added
  • ENCO328 title change to Journalism and Literature: Realism and Writing Reality
  • And complete up to … credit points: Credit points have changed from 24 credit points to 18 credit points
  • WGCO327 is now COMM327 Reading Popular Culture

Note the unit/title changes.

These course rule changes only apply to students who commence or transfer to 2010 course rules.

Rules Variation Summary for 2009

Summary of changes for 2009

Implications for current Bachelor of Communication Studies students

Media and Culture Major

  • Title of core unit COMM120 changed to Media Studies: An Introduction
  • Add COMM332 and COMM381 to Listed units
  • The code of listed unit ECTW300 has changed to ARTS300
  • Listed unit ECTW324 has been withdrawn

For students who began in or after 2008

Note the unit changes.

For students who began before 2008

You may not undertake this major under pre 2008 course rules.

Writing and Publishing Major

  • Title of listed unit COMM120 changed to Media Studies: An Introduction
  • Add COMM332 and COMM381 to Listed units
  • ECTW300 has been recoded to ARTS300

For students who began in or after 2008

Note the unit changes.

For students who began before 2008

You may not undertake this major under pre 2008 course rules.