Digital Communication Major - Bachelor of Communication Studies

Digital media is at the heart of modern communication. Work on website, app or video projects throughout your studies, and explore how to make digital media communicate effectively, look awesome and tell a great story.

AUT's digital communication courses offer a mix of media communication, production workflows, strategic thinking, and technological competencies that prepare you for a wide range of careers. You’ll work on various projects to create websites, app proposals, videos, motion graphics and print media that can serve as portfolio pieces.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Communication Studies.

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Our digital communication courses cover how to make digital media communicate effectively. You work on various digital media projects, develop a high level of critical thinking and strategic planning skills for video, audio and other digital media, and manage the production cycle from idea to final product.

Year 1

This year you take eight core courses that give you an overview of the media world and communication theories:

Year 2 and 3

You work on a range of different digital communication projects, and deliver your work via mobile devices, broadcast media or broadband communication, on time and on budget.

You study the following courses:

You also take courses from your second major, minor(s) or elective courses.

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Majoring in digital communication will prepare you for a wide range of roles, including:

  • Digital strategist
  • Digital media project manager, producer or consultant
  • Digital video specialist
  • Instructional media designer
  • Interactive media producer or consultant
  • Mobile app designer
  • Mobile content developer
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Post-production special effects designer
  • Production assistant
  • User experience (UX) designer
  • User interface (UI) designer
  • Visual designer for print and online media
  • Web administrator
  • Web designer

You could also pair digital communications with another major or minor to build a breadth of desirable media production skills for any media or communications role.


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Digital Communications

Key features
  • Work on different digital communication projects, including websites, app proposals, videos and motion graphics
  • A mix of strategy, creativity, and technical skills
  • Covers skills needed in all areas of communications
  • Option to include subjects from across AUT in your degree
See yourself as
  • An innovative storyteller
  • An early adopter or digital trendsetter
  • A creative and imaginative problem solver
  • Comfortable in a fast paced and constantly changing industry

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