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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

 

Fees 2017

Program CRICOS Course Code Duration International Students Australian Students FEE-HELP

Diploma
(Year 1)

092033G

2 or 3 trimesters

A$20,600
($2,575 per unit)

$11,600
($1,450 per unit)

Available for Australian Citizens

Diploma
(Year 2)

092033G

2 or 3 trimesters

A$26,320
($3,290 per unit)

A$11,840
($1,480 per unit)

Available for Australian Citizens

 

Your Communications and Creative Industries pathway

if you have…

✓ Completed Year 12 (or the equivalent in your country).

Diploma of Communications and Creative Industries (Year 2)

8 university equivalent units studied over 2 or 3 trimesters. Equivalent to Year 1 of the respective ECU bachelor degree.

Direct Entry into Year 2 at ECU

Choose from the bachelor degrees listed below.

 


or if you have…

✓ Completed Year 11 (or the equivalent in your country).

Diploma of Communications and Creative Industries (Year 1)

8 units studied over 2 or 3 trimesters to embed fundamental academic skills.

Diploma (Year 2)

Equivalent to Year 1 of the respective ECU bachelor degree.

 

Location

Duration

8 or 12 months

Intakes

February, June, October

Diploma of Communications and Creative Industries (Year 1) units

Student must complete the following units:

  • Workplace Communication
  • Introductory Computing
  • Creative Cultures
  • Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • Information Design
  • Introductory Marketing
  • English Language Enhancement

Diploma of Communications and Creative Industries (Year 2) units

Student must complete the following core units and major specific units:

Core units

  • Study Skills
  • Power and the Media
  • Creativity: Theory, Practice and History
  • iTalk: Presentation Skills
  • Writing for Communications
  • Communications and Digital Technology
  • Digital Photo Media

Major specific units:

Marketing, Advertising & PR stream:

  • Marketing Principles and Practices

Other streams:

  • Media and Social Context

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