Learn how to engage and connect with the world

Whether you are looking for a career in journalism, public relations, sociology, writing and communications, policy planning or research and analysis, the Diploma of Arts and Communication will help you achieve your goals. Specifically designed to respond to the demand for graduates who are ready for the challenges and opportunities of next generation arts and media industries, this diploma will equip you with  key communication skills and the capacity to think both laterally and creatively.

Key Info

Campus:                    Gold Coast

Duration:                    2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:                      Trimester 1, 2, 3

2019 fees:                A$20,800

2020 fees:                A$21,700

Campus:                    Gold Coast

Duration:                    2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:                      Trimester 1, 2, 3

CRICOS:                    093653D

2019 fees:                  A$27,500

2020 fees:                  A$29,500

Program structure

First trimester

  • Academic and Professional Skills Development
  • Understanding the Social World
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Introduction to Journalism

Second trimester

  • New Communication Technologies
  • Ideas, Issues and Inquiry
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Communication Performance

Students who enter with IELTS <6.0 or equivalent will be required to undertake the free Language Development Modules as part of their program.

Pathway options

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Assumed knowledge

1597

Bachelor of  Communication and Journalism

Nathan / Gold Coast

80 CP

English

1021

Bachelor of Arts

Nathan

Up to 80 CP#

English

1016

Bachelor of Arts

Gold Coast

Up to 80 CP#

English

Credit eligibility for other programs

1608Bachelor of Communication and Journalism / Bachelor of BusinessNathan / Gold Coast60 CP

English

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

English

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

English

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

#The credit amount of 80CP is based on the Public Relations; Sociology and Journalism Majors. Selection of other Majors may results in less credit being awarded.

^Students will progress to their bachelor degree upon completion of their Griffith College diploma with a GPA equivalent to Griffith University’s admission rank requirement for entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies.

Diploma students who do not meet the progression requirements for their pathway to Griffith University can apply for a place in their preferred degree via QTAC, and be considered along with other external applicants subject to QTAC admissions requirements and processes.

Please note: If your preferred Bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options.

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Min. GPA requirement^^

English requirements

Assumed knowledge

1597

Bachelor of Communication and Journalism

Nathan / Gold Coast

70 / 80 CP**

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1021

Bachelor of Arts

Nathan

Up to 80 CP#

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1016

Bachelor of Arts

Gold Coast

Up to 80 CP#

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

Credit eligibility for other programs

1608Bachelor of Communication and Journalism / Bachelor of BusinessNathan / Gold Coast60 CP4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

5.0

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

5.0

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

**International students required to complete the English Language Enhancement Course (ELEC) within the degree, will receive 70 CP. Students awarded 70 CP can complete their Bachelor of Communication in 2 years by enrolling in a 10 CP course in a Trimester 3.

#The credit amount of 70/80CP is based on the Public Relations; Sociology and Marketing minors. International students required to complete the English Language Enhancement Course (ELEC) within the degree, will receive 70CP unless they have an IELTS 7.0. Selection of other minors may result in less credit being awarded.

^The credit amount of 80CP is based on the Screen Studies; Public Relations; Sociology and Journalism Majors. Selection of other majors may results in less credit being awarded.

^^International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith University bachelor degree.

Please note: If your preferred bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options.

Ready to apply?

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SERENA HERR, AUSTRALIA

“I have received amazing support from academic advisors as well as from peer advisors (PAL’s) who have both commended me on my work and constructively criticised it, allowing me to improve and develop my confidence in my writing.”

FASYA SEPPANI, INDONESIA

“Griffith College is the perfect pathway option because it gave me the opportunity to study a Diploma and a Bachelor with no increase in time!”

Potential career paths for degree graduates

  • Journalist
  • Public Relations professional
  • Communications officer
  • Freelance writer
  • Reporter
  • Policymaker
  • Social researcher
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Strategic communications specialist
  • Media analyst
  • Producer
  • Researcher
  • Editor