Diploma in Communication Extended - Creative Industries

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipComm
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7149
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 096996A

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2018 to 2020 - please refer to 7149.1 Diploma in Communication Extended - Creative Industries

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This Diploma is a pathway into further studies in the Creative Industries. It includes electives in major areas of study such as Communications, Design, Creative Writing, Journalism and Screen Media, with core subjects in the business and legal aspects of working in the Creative Industries. Preparatory subjects guide students’ transition to university-level study. Students who successfully complete this Diploma articulate into the Bachelor of Creative Industries with up to one year (80 CPs) equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time (four terms).

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of Year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the subjects listed in the pathways below.

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed program structure.

Local Recent School Leavers and Non-Credentialed Applicants

Term 1 Intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects.
Term 1 of study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0002Academic Skills for Communication (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0004Communication and Media (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0015Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1021Media Cultures and Industries (WSTC)10
Term 3 of study
COMM 1011Data, Mediation and Power (WSTC)10
BUSM 1009Enterprise Leadership (WSTC)10
Select one of the following Introduction to Major subjects:10
Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)
Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)
Public Relations Theory and Practice (WSTC)
Image Design (WSTC)
Term 4 of study
COMM 1033Writing Ecologies (WSTC)10
DESN 1019Visual Storytelling (WSTC)10
BUSM 1011Financing Enterprises (WSTC)10
Select one of the following Introduction to Major subjects:10
Introduction to Screen Media (WSTC)
Organisational Behaviour (WSTC)
Advertising: An Introduction (WSTC)
Everyday Life (WSTC)
Total Credit Points140

Term 3 Intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects.
Term 1 of study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0002Academic Skills for Communication (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0004Communication and Media (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0015Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1021Media Cultures and Industries (WSTC)10
Term 3 of study
COMM 1033Writing Ecologies (WSTC)10
BUSM 1009Enterprise Leadership (WSTC)10
Select one of the following Introduction to Major subjects:10
Introduction to Screen Media (WSTC)
Image Design (WSTC)
Organisational Behaviour (WSTC)
Advertising: An Introduction (WSTC)
Term 4 of study
COMM 1011Data, Mediation and Power (WSTC)10
DESN 1019Visual Storytelling (WSTC)10
BUSM 1011Financing Enterprises (WSTC)10
Select one of the following Introduction to Major subjects:10
Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)
Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)
Public Relations Theory and Practice (WSTC)
Everyday Life (WSTC)
Total Credit Points140

International Students

Term 1 Intake

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects.
Term 1 of study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0002Academic Skills for Communication (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0004Communication and Media (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
Term 2 of study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0015Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1021Media Cultures and Industries (WSTC)10
Term 3 of study
COMM 1011Data, Mediation and Power (WSTC)10
BUSM 1009Enterprise Leadership (WSTC)10
Select one of the following Introduction to Major subjects:10
Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)
Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)
Public Relations Theory and Practice (WSTC)
Image Design (WSTC)
Term 4 of study
COMM 1033Writing Ecologies (WSTC)10
DESN 1019Visual Storytelling (WSTC)10
BUSM 1011Financing Enterprises (WSTC)10
Select one of the following Introduction to Major subjects:10
Introduction to Screen Media (WSTC)
Organisational Behaviour (WSTC)
Advertising: An Introduction (WSTC)
Everyday Life (WSTC)
Total Credit Points140

Term 3 Intake 

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects.
Term 1 of study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0002Academic Skills for Communication (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0004Communication and Media (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
Term 2 of study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0015Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1021Media Cultures and Industries (WSTC)10
Term 3 of study
COMM 1033Writing Ecologies (WSTC)10
BUSM 1009Enterprise Leadership (WSTC)10
Select one of the following Introduction to Major subjects:10
Introduction to Screen Media (WSTC)
Image Design (WSTC)
Organisational Behaviour (WSTC)
Advertising: An Introduction (WSTC)
Term 4 of study
COMM 1011Data, Mediation and Power (WSTC)10
DESN 1019Visual Storytelling (WSTC)10
BUSM 1011Financing Enterprises (WSTC)10
Select one of the following Introduction to Major subjects:10
Introduction to Journalism (WSTC)
Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)
Public Relations Theory and Practice (WSTC)
Everyday Life (WSTC)
Total Credit Points140