Diploma of Communications and Creative Industries

This program focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of communication and introductory level units in which you acquire fundamental skills that are essential to the program and your future career. Students can choose to specialise in one area or gain expertise in multiple areas, providing you with the multi-skilling required to be successful in today’s workforce.

Your direct pathway to Edith Cowan University

High School


2nd year Edith Cowan University



Year Duration International Students Australian Students FEE-HELP
2017 2 trimesters A$26,320 ($3,290 per unit) A$11,840 ($1,480 per unit) available for Australian citizens




8 or 12 months


February, June, October


Core Units

  • CMM1111D Power and the Media
  • CMM1105D Study Skills
  • CCA1108D Communications and Digital Technology
  • CMM1204D Writing in Communications
  • CMM1113D Media and Social Context
  • BRO1000D iTalk: Presentation Skills
  • CCA1103D Creativity: Theory, History and Practice
  • IMM1121D Digital Photo Media

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in: English, History, Politics and International Relations, Writing - 8 units (120 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Media and Communications majoring in: Advertising, Broadcasting, Film and Video, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Public Relations, Screen Studies - 8 units (120 credits points)
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Arts majoring in: Fashion*, Photomedia, Visual Arts* - 8 units (120 credits points)
  • Bachelor of Design majoring in: Animation, Environmental and Spatial Design*, Games and Interactivity, Graphic Design* - 8 units (120 credits points)
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management - 8 units (120 credits points)
  • Bachelor of Marketing Advertising and Public Relations - 8 units (120 credits points)

    * Students selecting these majors will be required to present a porfolio and / or undergo an interview before progressing to their degree at ECU