Undergraduate study in Communication and Technology

What you can study in Communication and Technology

You will examine methods of communication within a digital and largely visual environment, exploring different platforms and developing communication skills across a variety of digital media, from podcasts to gifs. 

You will also consider the future of digital communication technology, exploring equitable, just and accessible design as well as Indigenous perspectives on technology and data.

Structuring your major in Communication and Technology

Communication and Technology is available as a major in the Bachelor of Communication. You will need to pass at least 135 points (nine courses) towards the major.

You must pass the following courses as part of your major:

  • Three courses: COMMS 103, 208, 316
  • One course from: COMPSCI 101, STATS 101
  • Two courses from: COMPSCI 130, 230, STATS 201, 220, 240
  • Three courses from: COMMS 317, 318, COMPSCI 345, MEDIA 328, SOCIOL 300, STATS 302, 330 

You also need to pass the following core courses for your Bachelor of

  • Three courses: COMMS 100, 101, PHIL 104
  • One course from: 15 points from DRAMA 100, LINGUIST 100, 101, SCIGEN 101
  • Two courses: COMMS 207, 210
  • Two courses from: COMMS 307, 311, 320, 322 


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take. Most students take Stage I courses in their first year, Stage II in their second and Stage III in their third.

Stage I courses
Stage II courses
Stage III courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses at Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Communication, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.

You can learn more about BC career paths and opportunities on our Graduate Careers page.

Explore our Stage III internship course and industry placements here.

Discussing the Bachelor of Communication

Associate Professor Luke Goode and Dr Bingjuan Xiong talk about the BC and what students can look forward to studying.