Combine business and communication acumen to drive business collaboration and competitive advantage with CSU's Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) / Bachelor of Business Studies.
In this course you will gain a stronger understanding of the business environment to inform your communication planning and delivery. Study this degree to build a diverse career base as a marketing and communication professional, to become a linchpin in small to medium growth enterprises or be part of a broader team in a large corporate or government agency.
Our Communication course allows you to select from a range of specialisations within the dynamic and constantly evolving world of Public Relations, Advertising, Radio, Journalism, Theatre Media and Media Practice. You are exposed to an innovative community where creativity, critical thinking, research and professional practice all converge to enhance tomorrow’s society and culture. You apply creativity in practical and theoretical studies with access to world-class resources, authentic physical and simulated learning spaces and technologies which enable our graduates to transition directly into workforce.
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Our Communication course allows you to apply creativity in practical and theoretical studies with access to world-class resources, authentic physical and simulated learning spaces and technologies which enable our graduates to transition directly into workforce.
"There is no university experience better than studying advertising at Charles Sturt University. The course provides you with the opportunity to work on real briefs for real clients and learn from lecturers with industry experience in a town with 30 pubs. Not only do you get the opportunity to grow through study you also get the chance to grow as a person and create lasting friendships and a life away from home. The course was and still is regarded as the benchmark training ground in the industry and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in advertising. My only advice; pack a warm jumper and enjoy it, I did."
"Charles Sturt University (CSU) prepared me for the reality of working within fast-paced media organisations, with a strong focus on getting the task done, by consistent exposure to real-world stimulus and theory.
"CSU has one of the only courses with formalised workplace internships within highly regarded radio companies. My work placement was with Southern Cross Austereo in Sydney. I worked in the local sales team assisting in the sales process and shadowing Account and Group Sales Managers. It was a steep and worthy learning curve that resulted in a paid position.
"I’ve now been working for nine years in various media companies (SCA, SBS, Fairfax, Macquarie, ARN) across radio, television, events and digital – working up to my current position as Agency Account Director for ARN Melbourne.
"The social life at CSU was constant and stupid amounts of fun. One of the key differences to studying in the country is the smaller student community. Staff were really supportive in helping students understand the realities of working in media. They would find your particular strengths and ways to explore them. I was successful in gaining an Independent Regional Radio Scholarship in my final year of study.
"CSU will give you the relevant learning and focus to get a job at the end, and the smaller university community lends itself to lasting friendships."
My course highlight was being able to work on real client projects from day one and extensive internship opportunities. This opened my eyes to the variety of jobs in the industry and shaped my career focus. The major benefit of studying public relations at Charles Sturt University (CSU) was connecting with peers from all communications disciplines and understanding how the various areas of communication work together. My professional network is richer for the experience which has been a big advantage for my career.