Digital Communication Major - Bachelor of Communication Studies

Digital media is at the heart of modern communication. 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.

Majoring in digital communications can lead you to an exciting and fast-paced career as a digital strategist or producer. 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.


This is part of the Bachelor of Communication Studies.


You develop a high level of critical thinking and strategic planning skills, and manage the production of a digital media project from idea to final product.

Most courses last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).

Year 1

You study the following courses:

Year 2 and 3

You study the following courses:

You also complete courses from your second major and your chosen minor(s).

Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses

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
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Digital Communications

Key features
  • Includes a substantial digital media project for a real client
  • A mix of strategy, creativity, and technical skills
  • Covers skills needed in all areas of communications
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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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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