The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) is a fourth year of study for high achieving communication graduates from any university.
Become an advanced practitioner in communication, social sciences, culture or creative arts, and produce a significant project that relates to your academic, professional or creative pursuits. Once you graduate, you can pursue higher degree research, or take on expanded career opportunities.
This course is embedded in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
This course will equip you with the critical thinking, creativity and professional project skills to pursue careers in a number of communication and creative industries. Specific career options depend on the core discipline you study. Graduates are also well-prepared to undertake postgraduate research degrees or begin a career as a researcher.
I chose to do honours because it’s been a long-term goal of mine to work in the USA in the audio industry, in either film or games and I felt that Honours would help to achieve that goal.
I researched how game audio elements can effect immersion in VR. I chose to research this as VR is a resurging medium but all of the current research is focussing on other areas. This left a gap of how the complete basic elements of audio affect immersion.
Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Music and Sound Design
My Honours thesis focused on heat stress and labour organising in the NSW building and construction industry. It was about how we can understand climate-inducted heat stress as a site of class struggle, that is internal to labour relations.
To ground the thesis, I used the NSW building & construction industry as a case study. As part of that case study I desiged a survey to better understand how workers' experience of heat stress in that industry is mediated by the industrial, social, and political conditions facing labour.
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
Recipient of the 2019 university medal