Teaching and learning
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences rated highly in the areas of humanities, arts and education (top band 1) in the Australian Governments 2008 Teaching and Learning Performance Fund.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Communication gain from the experience of real world education. At UTS, we call it practice-oriented learning.
Here’s just some of what we offer:
- Academic staff who add value with up-to-date industry and community knowledge to improve the student experience
- Frequent guest lecturers: top industry contacts who share their unique views with students and staff
- Simulations and role plays to help students become work ready
- Assignments based on authentic professional tasks, set against high academic and industry standards
- Capstone projects in which students can demonstrate the skills they’ve developed throughout their degree.
And a suite of subjects giving students the experience of the workplace:
- The compulsory subject for students in the Social Inquiry major – Social Inquiry Placement
- The elective subject Professional Information Project (students in the Information and Media major)
- The elective subject Professional Internship (open to students in the Journalism, Writing and Cultural Studies, Public Communication and Media Arts and Production majors) which places students into the communication industry, blending theory and practice to develop graduates into professionals
Read about what students have to say about their professional internship:
"I ended up in a Digital Advertising Agency called TheFARM, writing creative briefs, attending client meetings and learning all about the complex world of social media." ... "My friends can't believe my job is spending time on Facebook!" - Natalie Greaves
"I believe that taking this subject opened the doors for me to pursue a career in writing and communications for which I’m very grateful for. It exceeded my expectations and has been a great step in my professional development." - Katrina Ford