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Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production)

Approved Abbreviation: DipComm

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7150.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 096997M

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2021 or later.

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

For Commencement Year 2018 to 2020 - please refer to 7150.1 Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production)

This program provides the fundamentals of a Communication course with a focus on Screen Media, reflecting the growth of screen content as an industry, an art form and a means of global communication. Students engage with a range of preparatory units, which will boost their transition to university-level study. They then complete eight units which make up the first year of the Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production), including units from both Design and Journalism streams. Students who successfully complete this Diploma will articulate into the Screen Media (Arts and Production) degree with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

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Western Sydney University, The College

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


Recent School Leavers

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

Non-credentialed Students

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over.

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.

Course Structure

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

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

Local Recent School Leavers

A7302WSTC Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts & Prod) - Local Recent School Leavers

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7303WSTC Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts & Prod) - Non-Credentialed Applicants

International Students

A7304WSTC Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts & Prod) - International Students

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