Bachelor of Media with Honours (R4E)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

  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 advanced knowledge of key media studies principles, concepts, approaches, and methods
  3. Integrate and apply knowledge with initiative and judgement 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, showing advanced abilities in a specific area of media production and/or the ability to communicate scholarly ideas in a meaningful and coherent way
  6. Respond effectively and creatively to a changing media environment, demonstrating industry-level problem solving, creative thinking, and critical analysis skills
  7. Demonstrate the capacity for independent scholarship and advanced critical reflection by undertaking a research project that makes original contributions to media research and/or media practice

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

Understanding the media is now an essential role in a range of careers. By combining analysis of media industries, and the production and consumption of media, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in a broad range of professions and environments.

The Bachelor of Media offers a wide variety of possible careers such as:

  • 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

In Honours you will complete 100 credit points (cp), equivalent to one year of study, comprising;

  • a research project completed over two semesters (50cp);
  • a compulsory research-focused coursework unit (25cp);
  • and an elective coursework units (25cp).

In your first semester you will complete the first research project unit alongside the compulsory coursework unit. In your second semester you will complete the second research project unit and an Honours coursework elective.

In your second semester you will also enrol in XSB400 which will record your final Honours result. This unit is administrative only and does not have classes or assessments.

 

Complete all of the following units (75cp)

This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Students will undertake substantial research on an approved subject leading to a major project or thesis.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Students will undertake substantial research on an approved subject leading to a major project or thesis.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

 

Complete one of the following units (25cp):

This unit explores how to use theoretical material from media studies in a practical setting. Students will work on an individual or group project of their design in consultation with staff members. The theoretical foundations of this unit will vary…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit equips students to produce content and tell stories across multiple media platforms. A range of digital tools, delivery options and conceptual approaches will be explored as students design, research and produce media content. Academic and technical staff with…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the practical skills of media writing. It is intended to provide students with a strong foundation for participation in the media industry in a variety of forms. A fundamental appreciation of language will enhance writing…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Media engagement is a central component of contemporary communications strategies. The unit provides contexts for historical and current media and public relations practice. Students are equipped to interact professionally with the media, to set clear communications goals and strategies, and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In this unit students will undertake an internship of no less than ten days with an industry provider to gain work-place experience. They will critically analyse a relevant industry or industry-related problem. To be accepted into this unit students are…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in the area of journalism, media and communications.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Media with Honours:

  • must have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Media, or another approved Bachelor degree, in this
    University or another approved tertiary institution;
  • if a candidate from another approved tertiary institution, must have qualified for admission to a fourth year honours
    course in the proposed program of study or a cognate program;
  • are required by the College as having reached, in a Bachelor of Media in this University or another approved tertiary
    institution, a standard of proficiency, a weighted average of 70% or higher, in the 200 and 300 level units in their
    Bachelor of Media (or equivalent) units.

Exemptions regarding entry requirements may be made at the discretion of the Head of School.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $29,450 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $29,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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