Course Description

Combine digital media and IT for careers in web design, graphic design, illustration, project management, web application design or social media management.

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

This course lets you combine communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, practical skills, and industry placements and connections.

Get industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.

Our students have completed placements with Network Ten, Brisbane Festival, Hyperplex Cinemas and BBS Communications Group.

In your third year you'll investigate and engage with the local media sector, including contributing to the latest media platforms, and you'll build your professional networks.

We are a world leader in media and communication research, through our Digital Media Research Centre. If you're a high-achieving student, you may like to consider research pathways including the option to progress to a PhD.

Bachelor of Information Technology

Build a qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future through information technology.

You can develop a career in web design, graphic design, web application development, illustration, video production and post-production, game design, project management or social media management.

Get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities and the skills required to be in demand as a problem solver and innovator in digital media.

Benefit from strong industry connections with valuable insights into information technology and opportunities for internships here and overseas.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $8,000 per year full-time, $32,000 total course cost
International Students: $31,600 per year full-time


4 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 63.3% (national average 69.3%)
Improved skills: 83.9% (national average 80.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.3% (national average 78.9%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 60.0% (national average 58.3%)
Studying full time: 18.7% (national average 17.1%)
Median full time salary: $49,600 (national average $48,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 096583M
QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Code: ID10

Entry Requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).