I did this course when it was a Bachelor of Communication.
Positives: The course allowed for a lot of creativity and a variety of majors + minors to choose from which was a great benefit to someone like me who is creative and didn't want to be limited to one style of course throughout the entire degree. The course assessments were mostly projects, or verbal/written assignments - there were very few exams which was a plus. As my major was Screen Studies and Production, and my minor was Digital Communications, I got to study all aspects of film & television production, as well as learn about new media and how to distribute the content we were producing. There was a good balance between group and solo projects.
Negatives: The negative aspects of the course was that it did not necessarily plan or inform students for the future. Of course this is not the fault of the University, as the media industry is ever-growing and ever-changing, especially right now, so it is Griffith's responsibility to update and refresh each course on a yearly basis to ensure information is up-to-date. I did find a few teachers in the course were not necessarily the best - they were hired due to their success in their field, but a successful career does not necessarily make for a successful teacher.
My advice to future students is: Future students should ensure that they are choosing a course that will lead to an obvious career path where they are following their passions. A lot of my fellow classmates are not currently working in the fields we studied, myself included. However I do believe that a Bachelor of Communications has informed every job position I've had and has been a great asset.
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