Bachelor of Media (13T)

Overview  2017

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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See entry requirements & prerequisites

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 2

  What is an ATAR
  Course rules
  Australian Qualification Framework level: 7

Duration
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
CRICOS: 093067M
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 2

Learn to use storytelling as a vessel to create emotional and political connections, form cultural identities, and to prompt social, organisational and environmental change.

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  • Specialise in Screen, News and Journalism, Strategic Communications, or Media Practice and Analysis – the most in-demand media-related fields.
  • Surround yourself with contemporary equipment and real media practitioners at The Media School; located in the heart of Hobart's creative precinct and the first of its kind in Australia when it opens for Semester 1, 2018.
  • Build a portfolio through the inbuilt Media Projects production minor which immerses you in the industry from your second year, with the flexibility to design, create and deliver your own assessment.

The Bachelor of Media is a progressive, internationally recognised course of study that prepares you for a career in the dynamic media-related industries. Develop professional networks with fieldtrips, exchanges and internships through the School of Social Sciences partners in Tasmania, nationally and overseas.

Find yourself working on productions for the growing film, television and animation industries, in newsrooms, scientific or sports organisations, and with NGOs. Get international with fieldtrips, exchanges and internships – many fully funded – in Japan, Malaysia, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The structure of the Bachelor of Media gives you the option to focus fully on media or to choose to complete an approved second major from across the University of Tasmania. Graduate from the degree with a portfolio of work completed through your major and 'Media Projects' production minor, media research and analytics, and international experience.

The Future of Media:
Why Study Media In Tasmania


What skills are needed to push the media industry forward? Find out from professionals working across film, print, digital and animation who all share a connection to Tasmania. Discover why a media career is so rewarding and why Tasmania is the place to get your start.

On completion of the Bachelor of Media, graduates will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse media texts, industries, and audiences from both theoretical and practical perspectives, showing advanced awareness of local, national, and international contexts;
  2. Demonstrate coherent and in-depth knowledge of key media studies concepts, approaches, and methods;
  3. Integrate and apply this knowledge to the production of media content and to workplace practice;
  4. Demonstrate advanced analytical, practical, technical, and research skills in one of the following areas: News and Journalism; Screen; Strategic Communications; or Media Practice and Analysis;
  5. Communicate effectively and ethically across a variety of media platforms;
  6. Respond effectively and creatively to a changing media environment.
Professional Practice and Industry Engagement

Professional Practice and Industry Engagement is compulsory in three of the four majors (News and Journalism; Screen; and Strategic Communications) and a prerequisite for Industry Placement and will involve a work-integrated learning project. Students will work as part of a team, role playing as specialists within their chosen major, to devise and deliver media and communications content, based on a client brief and/or industry scenario. In some cases, students may complete their creative communications project for a real-life client. In collaboration with an academic coordinator, industry mentors will guide students through the completion of their project, which may involve site visits, field trips, shadowing and client meetings. The unit will be taught through a combination of project work and intensive workshops.

Industry Placement

Entry to the unit is competitive and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator and to the availability of work placements. In the unit Industry Placement students will be assigned to a work placement that aligns with their chosen major. As part of their internship, students will, where opportunity allows, contribute to the production, publication and presentation of media content while working under the supervision of a qualified professional. The unit will be delivered through a combination of work placement and seminars that focus on peer reflection and career discussion.

Career outcomes

Lucy Breaden
News Reader, WIN Television


In 2010, Lucy graduated with First Class Honours in Journalism. Only a few years later she found herself sitting behind the news desk at WIN Television bringing the news to Tasmania for the first time. Today, it's her job five nights per week.
Read more about Lucy

Bachelor of Media graduates find work in diverse career fields that value media literacy and technical ability. These include the film and television industries, digital and traditional news media, marketing and advertising, corporate communications and public relations. A well-rounded knowledge of the media industry also opens up opportunities in government at all levels, foreign affairs, law and criminal justice, not-for-profit and charities, publishing, research and analytics, teaching, and the tourism industry.

  • Advertising creative director
  • Art director and copywriter
  • Broadcaster, presenter
  • Campaign manager
  • Documentary maker/producer
  • Editor
  • Events manager
  • Film production crew
  • Media and market researcher
  • Media adviser
  • News producer
  • Public relations consultant
  • Publishing
  • Photojournalism
  • Policy adviser and analyst
  • Science communicator
  • Screen and media entrepreneur
  • Social media content creator
  • Sports writer and presenter
  • Teacher
  • Travel writer or editor

Course structure

The Bachelor of Media will total 300cp (equivalent of 24 x 12.5 CP units) comprising:

  • A reversed major of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate, and 2 advanced units.  Students will choose one of four majors: News and Journalism; Screen; Strategic Communications; or Media Practice and Analysis. The student's chosen major will determine their "specialisation area" within the course, which also informs the focus of their Media Projects minor and work integrated learning units.
  • A Media Projects minor consisting of 4 units: 2 intermediate and 2 advanced units. This will enable students to work on a single media project or a variety of interrelated projects under academic supervision and with technical support. The final result will be rolled back across all Media Project units on completion of the Minor.
  • Degree Electives: 2 intermediate Media units.
  • Breadth units: 2 introductory units.
  • 8 student electives: 2 minimum-4 maximum introductory, 0 min-2 max intermediate, and 2 min-4 max advanced units that can be additional Media units or individual units taken from any other subject area within the University, provided students meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see below), unit prerequisites and quotas. With careful planning, students may study up to the equivalent of a second major through their student electives.

Within the above students will need to ensure they meet the overall unit level requirement of:

  • Introductory level units (100 coded eg HEJ130): 8 minimum and 10 maximum
  • Intermediate level units (200 coded eg HEJ234): 6 minimum and 10 maximum
  • Advanced level units (300 coded eg HEJ350); 6 minimum and 10 maximum

The inclusion of a reversed major will create a united cohort in first year. The four compulsory first year units will enable students to develop a variety of media production skills and foundational knowledge in media studies that can then be applied in intermediate and advanced units within the student's chosen major.

The offering of four specialist majors – which encompass the student's chosen major as well as the focus of their media production and professional practice units – enables close connections between all aspects of study in second and third year. Students will graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of and extensive experience in their chosen specialisation area.  Practical work completed within the Media Projects minor will support and be closely connected to the student's chosen major. The four major areas have been chosen because they represent distinct career options and because they are fields of study that are in high demand by students and employers, while also allowing in-depth and critical study of media in their historical and contemporary forms.

The inclusion of a Media Projects minor will enable students to develop practical skills and media production abilities, with practice also functioning as a critical tool for media analysis. The work produced within the minor will form part of a portfolio that students can take to prospective employers.   Students begin their minor in second year to ensure that they have gained foundational knowledge of media theory and practice in first year units before developing the more specialised media production skills that the minor involves. The decision to have the final result rolled back across all Media Projects units is informed by a need to encourage creativity, risk-taking, and critical reflection, and to allow for student-centred learning.

In year 1 students will be required to enrol in and pass 100pts of Introductory level units (ie 8 x 12.5pt units) comprising

4 core Media units

We often hear that media industries are in decline. However, as this unit will demonstrate, what we are actually seeing is a profound reshaping of new and old media industries in response to shifts in the media landscape. In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The ability to produce screen content is becoming increasingly valued in today's media environment. This unit introduces you to the key concepts, methods and practices of screen production. You will gain hands-on experience in filming and recording sound, editing, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the complex and diverse relationships between media texts and audiences. You will engage with key theories in audience studies and explore a range of topics including media effects, citizen journalism, children’s media, and fan cultures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of media writing. You will learn techniques for news, feature, copy, online, script and media release writing, and will produce a package of practical work showcasing different writing styles. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 2 core Breadth units

Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger, poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggests the 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmental instability, economic inequality and risks to social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts in the field? Following…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The challenge of ensuring adequate food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills and knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of good reasoning. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to identify and avoid common errors in reasoning; how to think logically and well; and how to communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consider yourself an ethical individual? Think you understand what is meant by social responsibility? We all know that ethical and value driven leaders are required in society and what this unit will do is challenge your current thinking and ask…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Asia and Australia: Bound by Sea takes an innovative approach to exploring connections and engagement between Australia and various places in Asia by focusing on the movement of peoples, materials, technology, resources, ideas and aspirations to demonstrate the sea's ongoing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Who owns art: the artist, the purchaser or the culture that it represents? How does art reflect our cultural identity? Why is art a priority victim of war, invasion and the black market?Students undertaking this breadth unit will examine art,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

What constitutes evidence, what should we believe, and what should we do, given we only have knowledge that is partial and uncertain? Being able to deal with uncertainty is key not only to the physical and social sciences, but also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 2 Student Electives

These introductory Student electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant requisites. With careful planning a pair of Introductory units could lead to the equivalent of a 2nd major (or minor) from another degree.  To explore the elective study areas, go to www.utas.edu.au/courses/search-units? and use the selection criteria to maximise results.  If you need further assistance please contact Arts Student Central, Tel: 61 3 6226 7814 or email Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au.

MAJOR - choose 1 from the following list (50cp):

Intermediate level units:
Choose 2 of the following:

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers students an opportunity to engage with industry and community via a work-integrated learning project. Students work as part of a team, roleplaying as specialists within their chosen study areas, to devise and deliver media and communications content,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. You will engage with key critical criminology and media…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. This unit examines the relationship between sport and media in contemporary society. It provides…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the music industry at a time of significant change. It considers the ways in which the music industry's focus is no longer on the sale of recorded music to consumers but on the licensing of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your understanding of news by examining the practices and texts of news producers and the broader political, social, economic and organisational dynamics impacting on news;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

.
Advanced level units:
Choose 2 of the following:

This unit explores the music industry at a time of significant change. It considers the ways in which the music industry's focus is no longer on the sale of recorded music to consumers but on the licensing of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. Its stars are among our biggest media celebrities; sporting events attract massive advertising dollars;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement in journalism, media or communications either in a government, private, or not-for-profit organisation approved by the University. As part of your internship you will, where opportunity allows, contribute to the production, publication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your understanding of news by examining the practices and texts of news producers and the broader political, social, economic and organisational dynamics impacting on news;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Intermediate level units:
Core units:

This unit offers students an opportunity to engage with industry and community via a work-integrated learning project. Students work as part of a team, roleplaying as specialists within their chosen study areas, to devise and deliver media and communications content,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your understanding of news by examining the practices and texts of news producers and the broader political, social, economic and organisational dynamics impacting on news;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced level units:
Choose 2 units from the following:

This unit explores the music industry at a time of significant change. It considers the ways in which the music industry's focus is no longer on the sale of recorded music to consumers but on the licensing of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. Its stars are among our biggest media celebrities; sporting events attract massive advertising dollars;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement in journalism, media or communications either in a government, private, or not-for-profit organisation approved by the University. As part of your internship you will, where opportunity allows, contribute to the production, publication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Intermediate level units:
Core units:

This unit offers students an opportunity to engage with industry and community via a work-integrated learning project. Students work as part of a team, roleplaying as specialists within their chosen study areas, to devise and deliver media and communications content,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced level units:
Choose 2 units from the following:

This unit explores the music industry at a time of significant change. It considers the ways in which the music industry's focus is no longer on the sale of recorded music to consumers but on the licensing of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. Its stars are among our biggest media celebrities; sporting events attract massive advertising dollars;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement in journalism, media or communications either in a government, private, or not-for-profit organisation approved by the University. As part of your internship you will, where opportunity allows, contribute to the production, publication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your understanding of news by examining the practices and texts of news producers and the broader political, social, economic and organisational dynamics impacting on news;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Intermediate level units:
Core units:

This unit offers students an opportunity to engage with industry and community via a work-integrated learning project. Students work as part of a team, roleplaying as specialists within their chosen study areas, to devise and deliver media and communications content,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced level units:
Choose 2 units from the following:

This unit explores the music industry at a time of significant change. It considers the ways in which the music industry's focus is no longer on the sale of recorded music to consumers but on the licensing of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. Its stars are among our biggest media celebrities; sporting events attract massive advertising dollars;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement in journalism, media or communications either in a government, private, or not-for-profit organisation approved by the University. As part of your internship you will, where opportunity allows, contribute to the production, publication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your understanding of news by examining the practices and texts of news producers and the broader political, social, economic and organisational dynamics impacting on news;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

MINOR - core (50cp)

Intermediate level units:
Core units:

In this unit you will develop your media production skills, gain hands-on experience with media equipment, and produce work that will contribute to a portfolio completed over the course of the Media Projects Minor. With technical support, industry mentorship, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will develop your media production skills, gain hands-on experience with media equipment, and produce work that will contribute to a portfolio completed over the course of the Media Projects Minor. With technical support, industry mentorship, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced level units
Core units:

In this unit you will develop your media production skills, gain hands-on experience with media equipment, and produce work that will contribute to a portfolio completed over the course of the Media Projects Minor. With technical support, industry mentorship, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will develop your media production skills, gain hands-on experience with media equipment, and produce work that will contribute to a portfolio completed over the course of the Media Projects Minor. With technical support, industry mentorship, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

DEGREE ELECTIVES - choose 2 intermediate units from the following (25cp):

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers students an opportunity to engage with industry and community via a work-integrated learning project. Students work as part of a team, roleplaying as specialists within their chosen study areas, to devise and deliver media and communications content,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. You will engage with key critical criminology and media…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. This unit examines the relationship between sport and media in contemporary society. It provides…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the music industry at a time of significant change. It considers the ways in which the music industry's focus is no longer on the sale of recorded music to consumers but on the licensing of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your understanding of news by examining the practices and texts of news producers and the broader political, social, economic and organisational dynamics impacting on news;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This intermediate elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen texts and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

STUDENT ELECTIVES - choose 6 units from the following (75cp):

Student electives in Year 2&3 can comprise 0 minimum-2 maximum introductory units,  0 minimum-4 maximum intermediate units and 2 minimum-6 maximum advanced units. These can be additional Media units or individual units that you have the prerequisite to take including additional media units, or the equivalent of a 2nd major (or minor) from either another degree depending on the introductory students electives passed. To explore your options go to www.utas.edu.au/courses/search-units? and use the selection criteria to maximise your results.  To check requisites (ie prerequisites, anti-requisites) view the full unit description.  If you need further assistance please contact Arts Student Central, tel 61 3 6226 7814 or email Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au.

Entry requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Media, you will need to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and the following course-specific entry requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver
If you are a non-school leaver
  • An equivalent ranking calculated by your previous qualifications and work experience.

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your eligibility.

If you are an international student

Visit International Future Students or enquire online about your eligibility.

You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit points) in this degree if you:

  • Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another institution;
  • Are currently studying another Bachelor degree at the University or at another institution;
  • Have completed a Bachelor degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.
How to apply for a credit transfer

Simply apply as part of the standard online application process for this degree. Alternatively, your credit transfer can be assessed independently via the separate Application for Advanced Standing (PDF 182KB).

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

If you are a Year 12 school leaver or non-school leaver who meets the entry requirements, the Bachelor of Media is your next step towards an exciting career in the media industry.

You may have also completed the Bachelor of General Studies (Arts Pathway) or University Preparation Program.

Transferring from the Bachelor of Arts

If you are currently studying the Journalism, Media and Communications specialisation (i.e. major) in the Bachelor of Arts degree program at the University you can either:

  • Apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Media and for advanced standing (credit points) for your previous study.
  • Continue the Journalism, Media and Communications major in the Bachelor of Arts under exactly the same conditions as you commenced.

Talk to Arts Student Central on 03 6226 7814 or email to discuss your transfer.

Honours (or fourth) year

If you successfully complete the Bachelor of Media and achieve a credit average in your 200 and 300 level units, you are eligible to apply for entry to the Honours (or fourth) year of the Bachelor of Media with Honours (F4G).

Further postgraduate study

If you successfully complete this degree, you will be eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Journalism, Media and Communications (R5I) or the Graduate Diploma of Journalism, Media and Communications (R6I).

If you do not meet the General Entrance Requirements or course-specific requirements, there are alternate entry pathways to the Bachelor of Media:

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your alternative entry pathway.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $27,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability. Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

Find out more about Scholarships & Bursaries available.

International Students

There are a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

Find out more about Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) available.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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