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2015

COMMUNICATION ARTS
LIFE
AT UWS
2015
COMMUNICATION ARTS
CONTENTS

Why Study Communication Arts at UWS? 4

Degrees of Success
The Academy 6
Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking 7
Bachelor of Communication (Dean’s Scholars) 8
Bachelor of Communication 9
Advertising Major 10
Journalism Major 11
Media Arts Production Major 12
Public Relations Major 13
Bachelor of Design (Dean’s Scholars) 14
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) 15
Bachelor of Music (Dean’s Scholars) 17
Bachelor of Music 18

Double Degrees
Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking 20
Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of International Studies 20
Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Laws 20

Applicant checklist 22
Providing Support through Scholarships 23
WHY STUDY
COMMUNICATION
ARTS AT UWS?

JOIN THE FAST-PACED COMMUNICATION traditional media forms and craft


CREATE FRESH IDEAS ARTS INDUSTRY techniques are interfacing with
The face of media is changing on an new technologies to create entirely
UWS Communication almost daily basis. It is no longer limited new forms of communication.
by traditional media and, as a result, a
Arts graduates don’t just much freer exchange of ideas exists. COMBINE THEORY AND PRACTICE
reproduce knowledge, they We will prepare you to thrive in this You will have the opportunity to blend
also produce fresh ideas new environment, bringing together theoretical and practical approaches
communication, design, new media, across a wide range of related disciplines.
that have the power to music, media production, journalism, Even our research is practice-led
enrich cultures and make a public relations and advertising. and grounded in the real world.
positive contribution to their
workplaces and communities. EXPLORE CONVERGENCE HELPING STUDENTS LAND THEIR DREAM JOBS
In your studies, you will explore the Our staff are committed to helping you
convergence of culture, communication reach your career goals. Lucy McNally,
and technology, and discover how ABC reporter and graduate of the UWS

DO YOU WANT TO GO TO UNIVERSITY IN 2015?


MAKE IT EASIER WITH THE UWS ADVANTAGE.
Applying to study at university can be a big decision. At UWS we’d like to make that decision
easier by providing you with a number of entry advantages, including up to 10 Bonus Points.
The UWS Advantage can help you get into the course of your choice and achieve your higher
education goals.

»» Early Offer Program »» Apple iPad Initiative


»» Regional Bonus Points »» Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
»» Subject Bonus Points »» Elite Athlete and Performer Bonus Scheme

4 UWS Communication Arts 2015 Go to uws.edu.au/uwsadvantage for more details.


Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Sydney) located on the Penrith campus, a major with the opportunity to undertake
degree, says, ‘I wouldn’t have my you will gain valuable experience an industry internship placement.
current position in the ABC newsroom and a taste of life after university.
if it weren’t for the outstanding staff BECOME AN AWARD WINNER
at UWS. They always went beyond COLLABORATE WITH FELLOW UWS Bachelor of Design students have
the call of duty for students who were STUDENTS AND YOUR COMMUNITY been very successful in the Australian
really trying to get into the industry.’ We foster collaboration between students Graphic Design Association Awards,
from other disciplines on production winning eight awards in 2012. UWS
ENJOY FABULOUS FACILITIES projects. Experienced staff support this Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
With our new on-site convergent media process, including our in-house fourth- students have earned national awards,
studios, you will learn from highly- year design studio – Rabbit Hole. You such as the Journalism Education
trained technical staff. With on-site will have the opportunity to get involved Association’s Ossie Awards for Journalism,
recording studios, edit suites, music in industry and community-based and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’
performance venues, design studios, projects and placements, and publish Council of Australia/SBS Multicultural
and photography and print facilities, not and exhibit your work while studying. Journalism Student of the Year.
to mention the links to TVS (Television Communications students will complete

APPLE IPAD
INITIATIVE
We understand that
technology is vital
in today’s world and
that is why, in 2015,
UWS will provide all
new commencing
undergraduate
students* with an
Apple iPad which
will enable them to
engage in learning
anytime, anywhere.
(*terms and conditions apply).
THE ACADEMY
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY

THE ACADEMY
Students enrolled in an Advanced Degree at Students of The Academy will participate
UWS also automatically join The Academy. in exclusive workshops and events,
This program sets UWS apart as a cutting- collaborate on projects and initiatives and
edge institution and provides talented students have support to bring their ideas to life.
with unprecedented skills through a premium
academic experience, personal academic The students in The Academy will have
mentoring, hands-on industry exposure, experiences that will help change their
networking opportunities and engagement world and shape the future. Explore the
with our various communities. opportunities available at theacademy.edu.au

THINK INSIDE THE ‘A’


BACHELOR OF APPLIED
LEADERSHIP AND
CRITICAL THINKING

The University of Western COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


Sydney will offer a Bachelor
B Communication/B Applied
of Applied Leadership and 720710 Parramatta 4F/7P* nc
Leadership and Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking in UWS
Summer. This unique degree B Design/B Applied Leadership
720717 Parramatta 4F/7P* nc
and Critical Thinking
can be taken in combination
with a cross-section of Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; nc = New Course.
Bachelor degrees, including Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
*Part-time is only available for the B Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking component.
Communication and Design.

The Bachelor of Applied Leadership Note: The Bachelor of Applied Leadership


and Critical Thinking combines a and Critical Thinking is not a stand-alone
cross-section of courses with a focus degree. It can only be taken in combination
on high-level critical thinking and with an existing Bachelor degree.
innovative problem-solving practices.
Students enrolled in a degree linked with
The degree prepares students for the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and
challenges and opportunities yet to be Critical Thinking will gain entry into The
imagined, and provides cross-disciplinary Academy. A minimum ATAR of 80.00
practical experience and ethical leadership is required for the double degree.
based on building relationships. The
course is designed for today’s leaders who For more detailed information
are looking to build a better tomorrow. about the course structure and
units, visit uws.edu.au/courses

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BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION
(DEAN’S SCHOLARS)

COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR

B Communication (Dean’s Scholars) 720120 Parramatta 3F/6P nc

720122 Penrith 3F/6P nc

Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; nc= New Course.


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

If you are highly motivated An ATAR of at least 90.00 is required


and keen to make a real for entry into this course and you
difference in today’s changing will be required to maintain a Grade
Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 throughout
world of communications, the the duration of your studies.
Bachelor of Communication
(Dean’s Scholars) degree PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
The course includes suites of
will provide you with the professional units that integrate theory
opportunities you need. and practice through problem-based
learning and engagement with the CASSIDY WELDON
You will participate in a tailored mentoring Greater Western Sydney community. Bachelor of Communication
and advanced academic study program
which will enable you to develop ‘I love how UWS offers benefits
superior knowledge and confidence. to western Sydney residents and
to Aboriginal students. I wouldn’t
The Dean’s Scholars has been designed change my decision to attend uni
to stretch your knowledge and here. My campus is small, so the
understanding of the key disciplines faces are familiar and friendly. You
within the Bachelor of Communication. are always able to find help when
you need it. Whether it be from
Through regular meetings with senior another student or a tutor, assistance
leadership staff at the School of is readily available and everyone is
Humanities and Communication Arts always willing to support each other.’
and direct entry into The Academy, you
will be well prepared to take advantage
of the opportunities available at UWS
and to graduate a step ahead.

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BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION

UWS offers a unique suite of PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION


communication, design, music Recognised by the Public Relations
and creative arts units. All of Institute of Australia and the
Media Federation of Australia.
our courses are based on real-
world expectations, ensuring CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
that your future works appeal In your first year you will complete
core units that may include: Writing
to the right target audiences. Ecologies; Media Cultures and Industries;
Foundations of Media Arts and
You will develop an understanding Production; Visual Storytelling; Mediated
of your audience from cross-cultural Mobilities; Public Relations Theory and
and international perspectives. And Practice; Advertising: An Introduction;
because the program covers all areas of and Introduction to Journalism.
creative communication, you will come
to understand how your field of study is INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES
connected to other disciplines, enabling Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian
you to apply critical, reflective and creative Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units
skills to make informed decisions in is available to all UWS undergraduate
a professional context. Through self- students who have open electives.
SAM DESSEN directed, team and problem-based learning
Bachelor of Communication strategies that require active participation Find out more at studyias.com.au
in the community, you will learn to value
‘My advice to anyone considering ethical conduct, intellectual integrity, FURTHER STUDIES
university is to lose your preconceived diversity and social justice principles. Further study options are available to
ideas. Attend as many Open Days high-achieving students who wish to
as you can. Talking to the staff All Bachelor of Communication students pursue higher degree research studies.
about course options and content, undertake a common first year, covering Information about these options will
scholarships and leadership general communications theory and be provided to you as you progress
opportunities really highlights the practice. You can then choose a specialist through your Bachelor degree, or you
differences. I have found the lecturers major to suit your career aspirations. can find out more at future.uws.edu.
in Humanities and Communication au/future_students_home/research
Arts passionate, industry The Bachelor of Communication
experienced and very engaging.’ majors are: For more detailed course information
»» Advertising about the location, duration, ATAR,
»» Journalism career opportunities and practical
»» Media Arts Production experience, please refer to the
»» Public Relations. majors on the following pages.

In 2015 the Bachelor of Communication


will also be available online.

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ADVERTISING MAJOR

Advertising is a dynamic, COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


diverse, challenging and
720700 Parramatta 3F/6P 65.00
rewarding profession,
encompassing all media B Communication 720705 Penrith 3F/6P 65.00
from billboards to television,
729210 online 3F/6P nc
newspapers, websites and
internet search engines. Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
No matter how much the
promotional vehicle changes,
business and government
As a part of your Advertising major, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
will always need to get their you may complete units that include: UWS Advertising graduates typically find
advertising messages out. Communication Strategies; Account and employment in advertising agencies,
Client Management; Advertising: Creative; direct marketing agencies, new media
Digital and Social Media Communications; companies, TV and radio stations,
The Advertising major of the UWS Bachelor Advertising: Media; Communication marketing and market research
of Communication gives you a thorough Campaigns; and an internship. companies or copywriting studios.
grounding in the general principles of
communication, as well as practical There are four electives within the Bachelor You may have the opportunity
skills in advertising through internship of Communication to be completed as to pursue roles in:
placements and project-based learning. well as a major in Advertising. Electives »» copywriting
may be chosen from other courses »» art direction
No matter what your advertising career offered by the University of Western »» digital and social media communications
aspirations, the Advertising major will give Sydney, including those in the Indigenous »» advertising production management
you the skills, knowledge and contacts Studies major and sub-major. »» client and account management
you need to succeed. Offering an ideal »» strategy planning
balance of advertising theory and practice, If you are interested in completing »» media planning
the course focuses on real project-based electives in Communication, you may »» brand management
outcomes and includes studies in digital consider units from the other Bachelor »» market research
and social media communications. of Communication majors – Journalism, »» teaching (with further study).
Media Arts Production or Public Relations.
You will gain valuable industry experience PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
working with business and community For detailed information about The course includes suites of
organisations as part of your major the course structure and units, professional units that integrate theory
studies (through an internship), and you visit myfuture.uws.edu.au and practice through problem-based
will also be encouraged to pursue your learning and engagement with the
own workplace-related projects and to INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES Greater Western Sydney community.
produce a portfolio of final material. Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian
Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES is available to all UWS undergraduate Advertising is recognised by the Media
To graduate with a Bachelor of students who have open electives. Federation of Australia (MFA).
Communication (with a major in
Advertising), you will need to complete Find out more at studyias.com.au
the core units of the Bachelor of
Communication, the Advertising
major units and the elective units.

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JOURNALISM MAJOR

The Journalism major of the COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR
University of Western Sydney’s
720700 Parramatta 3F/6P 65.00
Bachelor of Communication
gives you the skills and B Communication 720705 Penrith 3F/6P 65.00
experience you need to
729210 Online 3F/6P nc
succeed in modern journalism.
It integrates an understanding Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; nc=New Course.
Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
of how communication
works with real-world
experience in broadcast,
As a part of the Journalism major CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
print and online journalism. you may complete units that include: As a UWS Journalism graduate, you may
News Reporting; Feature Writing; work in print, TV, radio or online journalism,
In this area of study, students develop Journalism: Research and Investigation; specialising in news journalism, current
broadcast, print and online journalism skills Digital Journalism Production; Photo affairs, magazine journalism, community
and expertise for newspaper, magazine, Journalism; Transmedia Production; journalism and corporate communications.
internet, radio, television and corporate and News Teams; and an internship. You may also have the opportunity to work
community media contexts, and explore in a variety of broader fields such as:
news-team participation and management. There are four electives within the Bachelor »» media research
of Communication to be completed as »» organisational communications
Professional practice, such as news well as a major in Journalism. Electives »» technical communication
production, photo-journalism, internships may be chosen from other courses »» government
and work experience, is combined with a offered by the University of Western »» community groups
critical study of journalism across a range Sydney, including those in the Indigenous »» business
of digital and social media platforms. Studies major and sub-major. »» teaching (with further study).

As part of your studies, you will If you are interested in completing electives PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
have the opportunity to work on in Communication, you may consider units The course includes suites of
live projects associated with the from the other Bachelor of Communication professional units that integrate theory
community TV channel, TVS (44 digital), majors – Advertising, Media Arts and practice through problem-based
located on the Penrith campus. Production or Public Relations. For detailed learning and engagement with the
information about the course structure Greater Western Sydney community.
CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES and units, visit myfuture.uws.edu.au
To graduate with a Bachelor of
Communication (with a major in INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES
Journalism), you will be required to Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian
complete the core units of the Bachelor Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units
of Communication, the Journalism is available to all UWS undergraduate
major units and elective units. students who have open electives.

Find out more at studyias.com.au

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MEDIA ARTS PRODUCTION
MAJOR

Behind every award-winning COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


program there’s a team
720705 Penrith 3F/6P 65.00
of talented and dynamic B Communication
production professionals. 729210 online 3F/6P nc
The production team brings
Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-Time; nc = New Course.
together the pieces of the Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
program puzzle, endowing it
with meaning, flow and the
power to move its audience. CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES
To graduate with a Bachelor of Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian
Communication (with a major in Media Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units
The Media Arts Production major of Arts Production), you will be required to is available to all UWS undergraduate
the UWS Bachelor of Communication complete the core units of the Bachelor of students who have open electives.
gives you excellent production skills and Communication, the Media Arts Production
knowledge, complete with practical, major units and the elective units. As a Find out more at studyias.com.au
hands-on experience. In media arts part of the Media Arts Production major
production you develop a range of you may complete units that include: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
conceptual and production-oriented Screen and Sound Practices; Documentary As a UWS Media Arts Production
skills in digital media, including video, Media; Animation and Visual Effects; graduate, you may have the
camera, sound, non-linear editing, visual TV Production; Media Arts Project; opportunity to pursue a career in:
effects, and production management. Transmedia Production; and an internship. »» news and current affairs
»» television production
You will work across a range of media There are four electives within the Bachelor »» media research
genres including short-form documentary of Communication to be completed as »» corporate and technical communication
drama and transmedia platforms and well as a major in Media Arts Production. »» the information and
contexts. As part of your studies, entertainment industries
you will have the opportunity to work Electives may be chosen from other »» government and community groups
on live projects associated with the courses offered by the University of »» animation
community TV channel, TVS (44 digital), Western Sydney, including those in the »» teacher (with further study).
located on the Penrith campus. Indigenous Studies major and sub-
major. If you are interested in completing PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
In addition, you can choose to add a electives in Communication, you may The course includes suites of
variety of other units from our Bachelor of consider subjects from the other Bachelor professional units that integrate theory
Design (Visual Communication) degree. of Communication majors – Advertising, and practice through problem-based
These will give you a unique combination Journalism or Public Relations. learning and engagement with the
of skills suited to careers in advertising Greater Western Sydney community.
agencies and film production as well as For detailed information about
major magazine publication houses. the course structure and units,
visit myfuture.uws.edu.au

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PUBLIC RELATIONS MAJOR

The Public Relations major COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR
of the UWS Bachelor of
720700 Parramatta 3F/6P 65.00
Communication gives
you valuable skills and B Communication 720705 Penrith 3F/6P 65.00
knowledge in public relations
729210 online 3F/6P nc
including consultancy,
media relations, event Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; nc=New Course.
Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
management, issues and
crisis management, as well
as campaign development.
There are four electives within the You may pursue roles in:
Bachelor of Communication to be »» public relations
The course focuses on the role of the completed as well as a major in Public »» campaign development
public relations practitioner or advisor, Relations. Electives may be chosen from and management
and provides a theoretical framework of other courses offered by the University »» publicity
the industry. It also develops a strategic of Western Sydney, including those in »» media relations
understanding of the public sphere from the Indigenous Studies major and sub- »» crisis communication
national and international viewpoints. major. If you are interested in completing »» event management
electives in Communication, you may »» public affairs
The UWS Public Relations major is consider units from the other Bachelor »» teacher (with further study).
very practical. You will have numerous of Communication majors – Advertising,
opportunities to consolidate your public Journalism or Media Arts Production. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
relations knowledge with an internship The course includes suites of
and through project-based learning For detailed information about professional units that integrate theory
with employers and industry. You will the course structure and units, and practice through problem-based
also be encouraged to engage in your visit myfuture.uws.edu.au learning and engagement with the
own workplace-related projects and Greater Western Sydney community.
produce a portfolio of final material. INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES
Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
UWS Public Relations students have been Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units This course offers graduates an
successful in obtaining internships at is available to all UWS undergraduate opportunity to enter the profession of
Edelman, Australian Fashion Week, Saab students who have open electives. public relations with Public Relations
Australia, Professional Public Relations, Institute of Australia (PRIA) accreditation.
Hill and Knowlton, and Burson-Marsteller. Find out more at studyias.com.au

CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


To graduate with a Bachelor of As a UWS Public Relations graduate, you
Communication (with a major in Public will be equipped with sufficient entry-level
Relations), you will be required to skills and public relations decision-making
complete the core units of the Bachelor of expertise to move into consultancy
Communication, the Public Relations major work or public relations management
units and the elective units. As a part of the within corporate, private and public
Public Relations major you may complete companies, or non-profit organisations.
units that include: Communication
Strategies; Events Management; Account
and Client Management; Issues, Risk and
Crisis Communication; Digital and Social
Media Communications; Communication
Campaigns; and an internship.

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BACHELOR OF DESIGN
(DEAN’S SCHOLARS)

COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR

B Design (Dean’s Scholars) 720124 Penrith 4F nc

Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; nc = New Course.

To be at the cutting edge An ATAR of at least 90.00 is required


of Design you need an for entry into this course and you
will be required to maintain a Grade
advanced study program that Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 throughout
provides you with professional the duration of your studies.
skills and knowledge.
Graduates are eligible for membership
of the Design Institute of Australia
The Bachelor of Design (Dean’s Scholars) (DIA) and the Australian Graphic
delivers practical and theoretical skills Design Association (AGDA).
and knowledge in graphic design. In
years two and three, you will choose to PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
EDWIN CONCUBIERTA specialise in the key areas of illustration, Throughout your degree you will engage
Bachelor of Design (Visual interactive media and/or photomedia. with design briefs that enable you to
Communication) develop an understanding of professional
You may also study elective units in practice and how your developing areas
‘If you are interested in design, the advertising, journalism, media arts of interest sit within the contemporary
UWS course offers everything you production and public relations. visual communication landscape. In fourth
would want to cover and more. year, the program is linked to a unique
UWS has an abundant amount of The design program features our award- in-house design studio where you will gain
resources for design work. There winning in-house studio where you experience in a professional environment.
are plenty of Mac labs with all the will gain experience in a professional You will also develop a major design
latest Adobe software, professional team-based environment. In addition project and industry-standard portfolio
photography studios, SLR cameras you will gain entry into The Academy in your chosen design specialisation.
and video equipment that we and have the opportunity to research
can book, and a professional and create a major project working
design studio. All these resources closely with expert supervisors.
prepare us for the workforce.
Your study will include individual and
‘UWS also ensures students have team-based project work, extensive
a level amount of fundamental use of advanced design software
design studies so you will cover and applications, and access to our
various disciplines like photography, well-equipped creative studios.
illustration, digital design, interactive
media, plus important theory.
The tutors and lecturers are
professionals in their field. You
know you are being taught and
guided by people who are leaders
in design. The final year is either
an honours strand or professional
strand, so you will be prepared to
find a graduate position with a role
that is second nature to you.’

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BACHELOR OF DESIGN
(VISUAL COMMUNICATION)

Rapid changes brought COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


about by globalisation
B Design (Visual Communication) 720715 Penrith 4F 65.00
and new developments
in information and media Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time.
technology are reshaping
visual communication
CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES For detailed information about
design, and raising exciting To graduate with a Bachelor of Design the course structure and units,
challenges and opportunities (Visual Communication), you will be visit myfuture.uws.edu.au
for those playing a creative required to complete core units, two pairs
of practice-based units, and four electives. INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES
role in this design area.
Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian
The core units you may study in this Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units
The University of Western Sydney’s degree include those that introduce you is available to all UWS undergraduate
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) to key areas of practice within Visual students who have open electives.
gives you fundamental skills and Communication such as: web design,
knowledge in the constantly changing area illustration, photomedia, typography, Find out more at studyias.com.au
of visual communication. Underpinned by a branding, packaging, publishing, design
foundation of graphic design, the program history and information design. The PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
is delivered through a mix of creative two practice-based ‘unit pairings’ that Throughout your degree you will engage
and professional design approaches. you choose will allow you to develop with design briefs that enable you to
Through a series of practice-based and specialisations in areas such as illustration, develop an understanding of professional
theoretical units you will develop a range photomedia, game design, app design, practice and how your developing areas
of creative, intellectual and technical skills motion design and data visualisation. of interest sit within the contemporary
and an understanding of the historical visual communication landscape. In fourth
and cultural influences that continue to There are up to six electives within year, the program is linked to a unique
develop and inform the wide reaching the Bachelor of Design (Visual in-house design studio where you will gain
discipline of visual communication. Communication). You can select from experience in a professional environment.
other practice-based units or choose a You will also develop a major design
Throughout the course of the program you sub-major in a variety of other discipline project and industry-standard portfolio
will engage with both individual and team- areas. For example you may choose in your chosen design specialisation.
based projects, develop your conceptual to build on your disciplinary focus by
thinking skills, gain experience and choosing electives from other ‘unit PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
understanding of studio practice, and use pairings’, or you may decide to sub- Graduates are eligible for membership
an extensive range of digital technologies. major in a complementary field such as of the Design Institute of Australia
There are also opportunities to engage advertising. A key strength of the program (DIA) and the Australian Graphic
with live community and industry projects. is its close relationship with the Bachelor of Design Association (AGDA).
Communication degree, so you can also
choose units such as Advertising Creative,
Animation and Visual Effects, Screen and
Sound Practices or Photo Journalism,
giving an edge to your design experience.
There are also opportunities for you to take
further electives or sub-majors from other
programs within the University, for example,
Marketing Communications, Brand and
Product Management or Indigenous
Australian Studies, and Sustainability.

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MEGAN CRAMBROOK
FURTHER STUDIES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Bachelor of Communication
Further study options are available to As a Visual Communication graduate, (Public Relations)
high-achieving students who wish to you may pursue a career as a:
pursue higher degree research studies. »» graphic designer ‘University has been a challenge
Information about these options will »» photographer but it has been so interesting! The
be provided to you as you progress »» illustrator course work covers such a broad
through your Bachelor degree, or you »» art director range of new topics for me which
can find out more at future.uws.edu. »» games designer has been very engaging. There
au/future_students_home/research »» information designer are so many opportunities made
»» screen media designer available to students too, and while
»» web designer overwhelming it is so exciting! The
»» design educator facilities of UWS are the most modern
»» teacher (with further study). and well maintained, especially the
communications equipment.’

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BACHELOR OF MUSIC
(DEAN’S SCHOLARS)

COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR

B Music (Dean’s Scholars) 720126 Penrith 3F/6P N/A

Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; N/A = Other selection criteria apply.
Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

If you are interested in The program is offered in well-equipped


becoming an innovative, studios, and in a lecture/workshop/
articulate musician who tutorial environment. Skills in music
performance, composition and sound
contributes to the music technologies are augmented by intellectual,
community and today’s theoretical and contextual studies.
culture, the Bachelor of
Direct entry into The Academy, in-depth
Music (Dean’s Scholar)
research, and hands-on involvement
will provide you with the from an active staff of music academics
right opportunities. will support you as you build toward
the production of a major project. OLIVER KIRBY
Bachelor of Music
An advanced-level program, the An ATAR of at least 90.00 is required
Bachelor of Music (Dean’s Scholars) for entry into this course and you ‘The Bachelor of Music at UWS
offers you the chance to significantly will be required to maintain a Grade is exceptionally well rounded and
focus and develop your practical skills Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 throughout teaches you the various aspects of
and theoretical knowledge beyond the the duration of your studies. the music industry from classical to
scope of the Bachelor of Music degree. contemporary. Staff are friendly and
willing to show you the opportunities
It offers high-level training in music, to help you decide the side of the
music performance, composition, sound industry you want to enter. They may
technologies, music theory, musicology, even open your eyes to something
arranging music and music analysis. you never would have thought of!’

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BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Music is a universal art form. COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR
It transcends geographical,
B Music 720720 Penrith 3F/6P N/A
national, political, cultural and
racial boundaries, and can Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
evoke the full spectrum of Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
emotions in listeners. Music
encourages introspection, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
inspires social awareness You will be selected on an interview/ To graduate with a Bachelor of Music, you
and unity, and has even been audition basis in which personal aptitude, will be required to complete 24 units. The
experience and educational qualifications core units you may study in this degree
known to inform policy.
are taken into consideration. After you include: Music History; Basic Composition;
have applied to UAC you are required Craft and Theory; Cultural Paradigms and
The UWS Bachelor of Music takes an to book yourself in for an interview/ Music; Arranging Musics; Music in Theory
eclectic, modern and inclusive approach audition and download a questionnaire and Practice; and Music and Philosophy.
to music repertoire, performance and at the University’s online audition booking
sound design. It gives you an opportunity system at uws.edu.au/admissions. Please You will select a sequence of units
to develop your professional and creative check the closing dates at this website. to form a sub-major (you may select
potential in making and appreciating more than one), choosing from:
a range of different types of music. You can also gain practical experience »» Composition: Units include:
in performance as a soloist and in Music Composition: Concepts
You will focus on repertoire and media groups, concert administration and and Creativity; The Composer-
of the 20th and 21st centuries and also production, recording, composition, Performer; Music Composition: Text
study music from earlier historical periods. audio production, library research and and Visual Interactions; and Sound
You will have opportunities to use our retrieval, film music and collaboration. Composition for Screen Media.
recording studios, multimedia and MIDI »» Sound Technologies: Units include:
laboratories, and digital audio/video suites. Introduction to the Sound Studio;
Sound Technologies and Machine
Musicianship; Sound and Performance:
Expanded Practice; and Sound
Composition for Screen Media.
»» Music Performance: Units include:
Collaboration and Live Music
Performance; The Composer-
Performer; Sound and Performance:
Expanded Practice; and Music
Performance: Repertoire and Identity.

For detailed information about


the course structure and units,
visit myfuture.uws.edu.au

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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Enrolment in the Indigenous Australian As a UWS Music graduate, you
Studies (IAS) major, sub-major or units may pursue careers in:
is available to all UWS undergraduate »» performance
students who have open electives. »» teaching (with further study)
»» artistic direction
Find out more at studyias.com.au »» composition
»» sound design
FURTHER STUDIES »» audio engineering
Further study options are available to »» multimedia
high-achieving students who wish to »» arts administration
pursue higher degree research studies. »» concert management
Information about these options will »» community music
be provided to you as you progress »» music journalism and critiquing.
through your Bachelor degree, or you
can find out more at future.uws.edu.
au/future_students_home/research

If you are interested in music therapy, you


may consider the postgraduate Master of
Creative Music Therapy. Alternatively, if you
are interested in becoming a secondary
teacher, you may complete the Bachelor
of Music, followed by the UWS Master
of Teaching (Secondary). Please refer to
the UWS Teaching and Education Area
of Study brochure for further details.

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DOUBLE DEGREES

Your study options at UWS Alternatively you may combine


are increasing. Now you the Business of Design degree
can tailor your studies with the Bachelor of Applied
Leadership and Critical Thinking.
to your specific goals by
combining more degrees. For more detailed information
about the course structure and
In 2015, the Bachelor of Communication units, visit uws.edu.au/courses
degree (any major) can be combined with:
»» Bachelor of Applied Leadership
and Critical Thinking
»» Bachelor of Business and Commerce
(Marketing major only)
»» Bachelor of International Studies
»» Bachelor of Laws.

COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR

B Communication/B Applied
720710 Parramatta 4F/7P nc
Leadership and Critical Thinking

B Communication/B International Studies 724525 Parramatta 5F 65.00

B Communication/B Laws 725020 Parramatta 5F/10P 92.00

B Business and Commerce (Marketing)/B


721043 Parramatta 4F/8P nc
Communication (Advertising)

B Design/B Applied Leadership


720717 Parramatta 4F/7P nc
and Critical Thinking

Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time; nc = New Course.


For more information please call the UWS Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 or email study@uws.edu.au

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HANNAH BOWYER
Bachelor of Communication/
Bachelor of Laws

‘Law and communication are


both really interesting and flexible
degrees and they will open up many
opportunities for work in the future.
I’m passionate about making a
difference in the world and I want
to be a documentary maker so the
degrees go hand in hand. Make sure
you are ready to do lots of reading!’

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APPLICANT
CHECKLIST

1 2 3
FIND OUT ABOUT TALK TO US APPLY TO UWS
OUR COURSES …… Attend UWS events …… Apply through UAC,
…… Read the information – find out more at visit uac.edu.au
within this Guide myfuture.uws.edu.au/events …… Place your UWS
…… Talk with Careers …… Call the UWS Course Preferences
Advisors, your parents Information Centre on …… Check your eligibility and
and teachers/mentors 1300 897 669 or email submit a scholarship
…… Refer to the Future study@uws.edu.au application, visit
Students site, visit …… Get the inside information uws.edu.au/scholarships
myfuture.uws.edu.au on Alternative Entry
Pathways to UWS, UWS
Advantage and Bonus
Points and Scholarships

THE FACTS ON FEES


The Federal Budget announced on 13 May 2014 For students already enrolled, and new students continues to discuss the changes proposed in
listed proposed changes to higher education enrolling in 2014, the current fee arrangements the Federal Budget with the Commonwealth
including fee deregulation and changes to FEE-HELP will remain applicable and are not affected by and is working to determine an accessible fee
(formerly referred to as HECS). UWS recognises the changes proposed by the Government. structure to be applied from 1 January 2016.
the need to continue to provide access to high-
quality, affordable university education. The student fee freeze will apply to all new For more information please visit the Federal
domestic students commencing anytime in Department of Education’s website at:
2014 in a Commonwealth supported place. UWS https://education.gov.au/students-2

2014 STUDENT CONTRIBUTION BANDS AND AMOUNTS


Bands and General Discipline Areas 2014 Maximum Student Contribution (Per EFTSL)
Band 3: Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $10,085
Band 2: M
 athematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health,
$8,613
Applied Health, Science, Engineering Surveying, Agriculture
Band 1: H
 umanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology,
$6,044
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
Note: Pre-2010 HECS students should go to studyassist.gov.au for more information.
The rates shown and the placement of units of study shown in the table above will change for 2015. For more information visit studyassist.gov.au

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PROVIDING
HELPING SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL
YOU PASS THROUGH STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Western Sydney is not If you are an international student


only about obtaining an education. We also completing one of the following
challenge ourselves to engage students qualifications in 2014, you must
Peer Assisted Study Sessions
who will get involved and make a difference apply through UAC International:
to the University and wider communities. »» an Australian Year 12 in
UWS has a unique set of scholarships or outside Australia
Peer Assisted Study Sessions on offer with many differing criteria. »» an International Baccalaureate
(PASS) is a student-centred »» a New Zealand National
learning program. They reflect our strong commitment to Certificate of Educational
academic excellence and opportunity for Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
In PASS you will work with other Greater Western Sydney students. Our
students to understand the content scholarships support students who have All other international students must
of your unit/s and develop various diverse interests and skills, and who can apply directly to the University of
study strategies to help you improve and do make an active contribution. Western Sydney. UWS International
your academic performance. Through application forms, 2015 International
actively working together with other UWS works closely with business, tuition fees and further information
students, you will find that you are industry and the community to ensure about studying in Australia can be
more engaged with the content and we offer scholarships that meet the found at uws.edu.au/international
that your understanding deepens. You needs of our students. Our scholarships
will also get to meet other people in provide our students with support and If you have any questions about
your course. Each PASS group is run give them the opportunity to establish applying as an international
by a facilitator who has successfully professional relationships while they study. student call 02 9852 5499 or email
studied the unit previously. internationalstudy@uws.edu.au
Take the time to examine our scholarships
PASS is free and voluntary. and make the most of your opportunities For international students, you
PASS is open to all students for success. For details on UWS can lodge your international
who want to improve their Scholarships, including the eligibility student application online at
understanding of course material requirements and how to apply, refer uac.edu.au/international
and their academic performance. to uws.edu.au/scholarships
It is highly recommended or call 1300 897 669.
whether you are striving for a
high distinction or a pass.

PASS sessions run for an hour each


week throughout the semester.
Multiple sessions are offered in
larger units and you can attend
as many sessions as you wish.
If you have any further enquiries
please email pass@uws.edu.au

The University of Western Sydney reserves the right at all times to withdraw or vary courses listed within this publication.
Variations may include but are not limited to location of its courses on UWS campuses or other locations. In the event
that a course within this publication is to be changed or withdrawn, applicants will be advised by mail to the address
specified by them on their UAC application before the last date for the change of preferences for the main round. In
respect of course location change, students should be aware of the need to accommodate such changes for the
whole or part of courses for which they enrol. The University also reserves the right to update, amend or replace online
versions of this publication without notice.
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SEE YOU AT
„„ Parent Information Days, July 2014
„„ UWS Open Day, 31 August 2014
„„ UWS Campus Tours, September 2014
„„ UWS Day Campbelltown, 6 November 2014
„„ UWS Day Bankstown, 7 November 2014
„„ Course Decision Day, 5 January 2015

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