Bachelor of Media (13T)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

This course is now in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions. It has been replaced by A3M - Bachelor of Media and Communication, please visit that page for the latest information.

The Bachelor of Media is a progressive, internationally recognised degree that prepares you for a career in the creative, media and information industries. Delivered through the School of Creative Arts and Media, we provide the chance to learn from leading academics and working professionals from all areas of business, commerce and government.

  • Explore relevant media theory and develop practical skills including writing, researching and producing media, and specialise in Screen, News and Journalism, Strategic Communications, or Media Practice and Analysis.
  • The Media School is the first of its kind in Australia, and its location in Salamanca Square places you in the heart of Hobart’s civic, cultural and scientific centre. Engage with new media practices and technologies as they become available to produce a range of content.
  • Build a portfolio of your own work through the Media Projects units within the major and participate in work-integrated learning opportunities, which prepare you to get the most out of an industry placement and employer interviews.

Our program has strong links with the media industry in Tasmania, nationally and across the Asia region, and offers many opportunities to work within and alongside industry. Take part in fieldtrips, internships and exchanges – many with generous scholarships – with our leading international partner institutions in Japan, Malaysia, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK.

During your second and third year, you will develop a portfolio of media work through the Media Projects production units. Whether you choose to undertake different projects each semester, or pursue one large-scale media project across all four, you will graduate with a significant portfolio of creative, media-related projects to show employers.

The flexible structure of the Bachelor of Media allows tailor your course content to suit your own interests. Dive deeper to develop your area of media specialisation, or broaden your learning across other areas of interest with the equivalent of a second major (eight units) or minor (four units), or individual elective units from across the University of Tasmania*.

* Subject to any unit requisites, academic approval and course quotas. A double major in media disciplines is not possible.

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 is compulsory in three of the four majors (News and Journalism; Screen; and Strategic Communications) and is a prerequisite for Professional Placement (see below) involving a work-integrated learning project.

You will work as part of a team, each role playing as specialists within your chosen major, to devise and deliver media and communications content, based on a client brief and/or industry scenario. In some cases, your group may complete its media project for a real-world client.

In collaboration with an academic coordinator, industry mentors will guide you through the completion of your project, which may involve site visits, field trips, shadowing and client meetings. The units are taught through a combination of project work and intensive workshops.

An industry placement can be an invaluable part of your undergraduate degree. This is a third-year, competitive entry unit in the Bachelor of Media that consists of academic assessments combined with a workplace experience for one or two days a week.

In the Industry Placement unit, you will be assigned to a work placement that aligns with your chosen specialisation area. As part of your internship, where opportunity allows, you will contribute to the production, publication and presentation of media content while working under the supervision of a qualified professional.

The unit is delivered through a combination of work placement and seminars that focus on peer reflection and career discussion. Assessment will involve a research essay, oral presentation, and internship portfolio.

Career outcomes

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.

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
Further postgraduate study

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Media may apply to study a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication (R5Y),
Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication (R6Y) or Master of Strategic Communication (R7Y).

Course structure

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

Years 1, 2 and 3

  • A major of 8 units: 4 intermediate and 4 advanced units. Students will choose one of four majors: News and Journalism; Strategic Communications; Screen or Media Practice and Analysis.
  • Degree Core Knowledge 6 units: 4 core introductory units, and 2 XBR coded units.
  • 10 student experience and engagement units: 2 at first year, 2 chosen from the core experience and engagement list and 6 free choice.

Within the above students will need to ensure they meet the overall unit level requirements in the first three years of the degree:

  • 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
Complete the following four units at introductory level (50cp)

We often hear that media industries are in decline. However, as this unit will demonstrate, we are actually observing a profound reshaping of traditional and emerging media industries. In this unit you will examine the history, evolution, and proliferation of…

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 1

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, childrens media, and fan cultures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Choose two units from the following list at introductory level (25cp)

Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger,poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggeststhe 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmentalinstability, economic inequality and risks to social well-being on a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The challenge of ensuring adequate and sustainable 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Do you consider yourself an ethical individual? Do you 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

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. Through different disciplinary lenses including history, art…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In the modern world we must often makedecisions under uncertainty, weighing up ouroptions in the face of incomplete (and oftenconflicting) information. In this unit we examinethe problems of evaluating evidence, formingbeliefs, and making decisions based on thosebeliefs. We do this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Complete two Student Elective units at introductory level (25 cp)
Complete the following two units at intermediate level (25cp):

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

 
Choose two units from the following list at intermediate level (25cp):

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.

x…

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

x…

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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note: Entry to the unit is competitive and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please email the unit coordinator.This unit offers you the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

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, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

 
Complete the following two units at advanced level (25cp):

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

 
Choose two units from the following list at advanced level (25cp):

Power describes the capacity of an individual or group to influence the opinions, decisions and actions of others. This unit explores the role of media in the communication of power in society and, importantly, the counter-movements that challenge power. In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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. You will engage with key critical criminology and media…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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. Sport stars are among the 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

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

1…

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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note: This unit is available in your third year of study. Entry to the unit is competitive, and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement 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 and presentation of creative content, while…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school

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

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 unit introduces you to the key elements of writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. You will be takenthrough the process of developing a script from conception through to pre-production. You will learn about working withstructure,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Please note that from January 2020 the News and Journalism Major has changed, HEJ240 Professional Practice and Industry Engagement has been replaced by a choice of Intermediate level media units.

Complete the following four intermediate level units (37.5cp):

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

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Choose one unit from the following list at intermediate level (12.5cp):

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.

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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note: Entry to the unit is competitive and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please email the unit coordinator.This unit offers you the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces you to the essential elements of writing for film, television and digital media. You will be taken through the process of developing a script from conception through to pre-production. You will learn about working with structure, developing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
Complete the following two advanced level units (25cp):

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

 
Choose two units from the following list at advanced level (25cp):

Power describes the capacity of an individual or group to influence the opinions, decisions and actions of others. This unit explores the role of media in the communication of power in society and, importantly, the counter-movements that challenge power. In…

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, writing and production. 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

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. You will engage with key critical criminology and media…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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. Sport stars are among the 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

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

1…

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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note: This unit is available in your third year of study. Entry to the unit is competitive, and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement 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 and presentation of creative content, while…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school

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 unit introduces you to the key elements of writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. You will be takenthrough the process of developing a script from conception through to pre-production. You will learn about working withstructure,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Please note that from January 2020 the Screen Major has changed, HEJ240 Professional Practice and Industry Engagement has been replaced by a choice of Intermediate level media units.

Complete the following four units at intermediate level (37.5cp):

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

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

 
Choose one unit from the following list at intermediate level (12.5cp):

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.

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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note: Entry to the unit is competitive and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please email the unit coordinator.This unit offers you the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces you to the essential elements of writing for film, television and digital media. You will be taken through the process of developing a script from conception through to pre-production. You will learn about working with structure, developing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
Complete the following two units at advanced level (25cp):

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

 
Choose two units from the following list at advanced level (25cp):

Power describes the capacity of an individual or group to influence the opinions, decisions and actions of others. This unit explores the role of media in the communication of power in society and, importantly, the counter-movements that challenge power. In…

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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. Sport stars are among the 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

1…

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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note: This unit is available in your third year of study. Entry to the unit is competitive, and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement 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 and presentation of creative content, while…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school

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

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 unit introduces you to the key elements of writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. You will be takenthrough the process of developing a script from conception through to pre-production. You will learn about working withstructure,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Please note that from January 2020 the Strategic Communications Major has changed, HEJ240 Professional Practice and Industry Engagement has been replaced by a choice of Intermediate level media units.

Complete the following four units at intermediate level (37.5cp):

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

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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Choose one unit from the following list at intermediate level (12.5cp):

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.

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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note: Entry to the unit is competitive and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please email the unit coordinator.This unit offers you the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces you to the essential elements of writing for film, television and digital media. You will be taken through the process of developing a script from conception through to pre-production. You will learn about working with structure, developing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
Complete the following two units at advanced level (25cp):

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

 
Choose two units from the following list at advanced level (25cp):

Power describes the capacity of an individual or group to influence the opinions, decisions and actions of others. This unit explores the role of media in the communication of power in society and, importantly, the counter-movements that challenge power. In…

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, writing and production. 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

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. You will engage with key critical criminology and media…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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. Sport stars are among the 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

1…

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.

Note: This unit is available in your third year of study. Entry to the unit is competitive, and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement 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 and presentation of creative content, while…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school

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

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 unit introduces you to the key elements of writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. You will be takenthrough the process of developing a script from conception through to pre-production. You will learn about working withstructure,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose two of the following Core Experience & Engagement units at intermediate level (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 developing skills in gathering, organising and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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. You will engage with key critical criminology and media…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

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

x…

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.

Note: Entry to the unit is competitive and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please email the unit coordinator.This unit offers you the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

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, writing and production. 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 unit introduces you to the essential elements of writing for film, television and digital media. You will be taken through the process of developing a script from conception through to pre-production. You will learn about working with structure, developing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Are you an aspiring teacher, librarian, writer or publishing professional? Or are you just fascinated by writing for young people? This unit explores the diverse and challenging world of writing for children and young adults. Through a variety of genres—such…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Choose six Student Experience & Engagement units (75cp)
These units can comprise 0 minimum - 2 maximum introductory units; 0 minimum - 4 maximum intermediate units; and 2 minimum - 6 maximum advanced units. The student electives can be additional Media units or individual units that students have the prerequisite to take including additional media units, or the equivalent of a 2nd major (or minor) depending on the introductory students electives passed. To explore the study areas available, go to www.utas.edu.au/courses/search-units? and use the selection criteria to maximise results. View the full unit description to check requisites (ie prerequisites, anti-requisites). If you need further assistance please contact Arts Student Central, tel 61 3 6226 7814 or email Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au. Once you have the units code/title, then login to your study plan via eStudent to enrol.

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

Domestic applicants
Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

If you have an ATAR of 65 or above, you are guaranteed an offer of a place in this course.

To be eligible for an offer, you must have an ATAR of 50 or above. This is the minimum ATAR needed for your application to be considered. Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your study plan and subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application

If you do not have the minimum ATAR, please refer to Alternative entry pathways below.

In 2019, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 53.5. The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • Completed a course at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or an equivalent overseas qualification); or
  • Completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of a course at Associate Degree level (or an equivalent overseas qualification). If you have failed any units your application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or
  • Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies; or
  • Competed the UTAS University Preparation Program, or an equivalent enabling program offered by another Australian university.
Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed:

  • A Certificate III (or equivalent) in a related field; or
  • a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or an equivalent qualification) in any field.
Domestic applicants with work and life experience

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement.

If you apply based on your previous work and life experience and your application is not successful, we will work with you to find an alternative pathway into your chosen course of study.

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 at the University, 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

Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition for Prior Learning.

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 Diploma of University Studies (Arts Specialisation) (21A) or University Preparation Program.

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 (R4E).

Further postgraduate study

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Media may apply to study a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication (R5Y),
Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication (R6Y) or Master of Strategic Communication (R7Y).

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.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $99,244 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 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

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards including scholarships, bursaries and prizes 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 & Prizes 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 International Scholarships 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 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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