Co-designed and co-delivered with high-profile alumni and industry partners
Communication experts and our illustrious alumni will co-deliver dynamic lectures via podcasts, alongside our academics to bring you engaging masterclasses.
Get real-world experience with work integrated learning opportunities
Work with leading communication professionals while you study. Build your skills and professional networks with work-integrated learning in every year of your degree.
Three exciting new industry-aligned specialisations
Graduate ready to make your mark in design and content creation, news and media or strategic communication.
Our reputation for producing star communication graduates precedes us. You only need to look at the long list of notable Charles Sturt alumni to see you’ll be in good company. Melissa Doyle, Jessica Rowe, Hamish McDonald – just to name a few. All Charles Sturt communication grads – and all big players in the media world.

Our revitalised Bachelor of Communication is your ticket to a dynamic career in the communication, media and design industries. But what sets this degree apart from those at other unis? Well, it’s the only communications degree in the country to be co-developed, co-designed and co-delivered with our distinguished alumni and industry partners. That’s right. You’ll be learning from the very people you aspire to be.

Delve into a new way of learning either online or on campus with podcast lectures, hands-on workshops and masterclasses from industry experts. Graduate in just three years or choose the accelerated option and get your bachelor’s in two and a half years. Balance study, work, life and internships with a condensed two-day timetable. Get real-world experience through work placements with big-name companies. Study in our facilities in Bathurst – the home campus of some of Australia’s biggest names in media and communication.

Are you ready to experience the Charles Sturt difference? This is your chance. Applications open 12 July* – so stay in touch to hear the latest news and updates about this exciting new degree.

Specialise in an area you’re passionate about


Design and content creation
Develop content for a variety of audiences across a range of mediums – and work in a world that values connection and creativity. Explore a career in design, editing, production, project management, media and data, video and audio production, digital and social media.
News and media
Report on the latest breaking news, become an investigative journalist or create content for global news and media organisations. Explore a career in journalism, media studies, data and analytics and digital and social media.
Strategic communication
Design award-wining campaigns and engage audiences in an exciting and meaningful way. Explore a career in advertising, public relations, event management, project management, media and data, entrepreneurship, digital and social media.
Scholarships – just for you
 

Mr Gordon Bullock was the Tourism Manager at Bathurst City Council in the 1960/70s and passed away in 1977. He was a journalist and the public face of Bathurst City Council. This scholarship was established in memory of his contribution to promoting Bathurst and provides financial assistance to a local Communications / Journalism student.

Value: $3000
Closing date: TBC

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Formerly known as the Sky News Television Production Scholarship, it was renamed the Sky News David Banks Memorial Scholarship in 2007 in honour of David Banks who passed away earlier that year and was one of Sky News Australia’s longest serving staff members. David was instrumental in training many of the network’s young production staff including graduates of CSU. Sky News is Australia’s leading multiplatform news service provider, commencing its 24-hour operations in February 1996 becoming the first Australian-produced television news channel.

Value: $3500
Closing date: TBC

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This scholarship honours the memory of Mr Ian Cook, who played a key role in the establishment of Sky News Australia in 1995. After serving as founding Chief Operating Officer, he was a director for BSkyB, Nine and Seven networks at various times. Mr Cook later joined the Sky News staff as News Director and helped establish Sky News New Zealand and help launch National Indigenous Television News. Mr Cook made a great contribution to the mentoring of hundreds of young journalists. Charles Sturt University’s journalism degree and its students were very close to his heart, and it’s fitting that his name be associated with this scholarship.

Value: $3500
Closing date: TBC

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Since 1969, Bathurst Broadcasters has been locally owned and operated by Ron and Stephanie Camplin. Winner of 65 Commercial Radio Awards, 2BS is an adult contemporary talk radio station, whose announcers are personalities informing and entertaining listeners in Bathurst, Blayney, Oberon and surrounds. Ron and Stephanie are passionate supporters of higher education and the Radio 2BS Scholarship has been awarded to worthy CSU students since 1984.

Value: $2500
Closing date: TBC

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The Frangopoulos family is proud to offer this Scholarship at Charles Sturt University. The Scholarship is offered to assist in widening cultural diversity in the media with a particular focus on encouraging indigenous students into journalism. Candidates facing financial hardship are encouraged to apply.

Value: $3000
Closing date: TBC

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Come on campus and explore our industry-spec creative facilities. You’ll get to check out our media centre, broadcasting radio station, television studios and editing suites.
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