Course Description

The Bachelor of Communication is offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA). Students will qualify for this degree after the completion of at least eight Griffith units along with two majors of six units each, chosen from either Business Communication, Creative Writing, Journalism, Public Relations or Screen Studies, plus the core units, associated prerequisites, and the required number of free-choice electives.

All students are recommended to select their electives from the OUA list, and should contact Griffith for approval of alternative elective units.

Students who do not wish to complete the entire bachelor degree are able to exit with a certificate or diploma award. Both of these qualifications can be used for developing knowledge in a particular area while requiring a much shorter period of time than a degree. These smaller qualifications are beneficial for students who need to develop specialised knowledge or are just beginning and are experiencing trepidation about completing a full degree.

For further information, please contact either of the following areas:

Open Universities Australia (OUA)
Griffith (OUA) Services

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.8% (national average 69.3%)
Improved skills: 78.7% (national average 80.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.1% (national average 78.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 57.6% (national average 58.3%)
Studying full time: 14.7% (national average 17.1%)
Median full time salary: $54,100 (national average $48,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Griffith University Code: 1245