Bachelor of Media and Communication with Honours (A4M)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

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

Studying Honours in Media and Communication is your chance to get an edge in the media industry while investigating a project you’re truly passionate about.

Honours combines units of study with a thesis focused on a topic you devise yourself. Your research can investigate virtually anything in media, from politics to podcasts.

You will complete your project supported by your supervisor, an academic whose expertise aligns with your topic, and whose combination of research and industry experience will guide you through.

Research skills are vital to any career in the media industry, from journalism to corporate communications. Honours is an excellent way to get an advantage in the job market, lay the foundation for a higher research degree, or work towards becoming an expert in your chosen field.

  1. Critically analyse media texts, industries, and audiences from both theoretical and practical perspectives using media studies principles, concepts and methods.
  2. Respond effectively and creatively to a changing media environment, demonstrating industry-level problem solving, creative thinking, and critical analysis skills and advanced awareness of local, national, and international contexts.
  3. Communicate effectively and ethically across a variety of media platforms, showing advanced abilities to communicate scholarly ideas in a meaningful and coherent way.
  4. Design and produce an independent research project in the field of media studies and practice.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Media and Communications with Honours you will complete 100 credit points comprising;

  • 12.5 credit points of Core units
  • 37.5 credit points of Core option units
  • a 50 credit point research thesis or creative project and exegesis.

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

This unit provides you with ideas, knowledge, and skills for research practice across a broad range of disciplines in creative arts and media. You will become familiar with research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance, and various means of interpreting…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

Complete 37.5 credit points of Core Options. With the approval of the Honours coordinator and your supervisor, you may elect to complete 12.5 credit point Advanced (300-level) unit in place of a Core Option unit.

You will identify the creative practice skills needed to enable and/or complement your Honours research project. This is your opportunity to pursue the acquisition of highly specialised skills that are not otherwise taught, or to extend your existing skill base…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

You will identify for yourself the creative practice skills needed to enable and/or complement your Honours research project. This is your opportunity to pursue the acquisition of highly specialised skills that are not otherwise taught, or to extend your existing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides an opportunity for you to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, generated from current research activities within the School of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

Digital media, including social media platforms, play an increasing role in the contemporary media landscape. This unit provides you with a strong foundation for understanding the function of digital media in the contemporary media landscape. It will develop your knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Recent global events and a dynamic media landscape have highlighted the importance of public relations (PR) practitioners as a central component of contemporary strategic communications practice. This unit will develop your understanding of historical, theoretical, and practical approaches to public…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The ability to strategically communicate is a skill required in many industries and sectors. In this unit, you are introduced to a variety of media platforms and approaches to provide a strong foundation for participation in the media and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A

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

In Tasmania, our vibrant arts and cultural calendar includes MOFO and Dark MOFO, Ten Days on the Island, and Beaker Street. In this unit, you will learn about the role of festivals, open days, street fairs and other events in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Science communication has an increasingly vital role to play in a modern, global society. The growing awareness of the threat of climate change, along with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, has highlighted the importance of the effective communication of science.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3

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

This unit equips you with the skills to produce content and tell stories across a range of media. A variety of digital tools, delivery options and conceptual approaches will be explored as you design, research and produce their content. Academic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

What is the story of your research? Who is your audience, and how can you attract and persuade them to engage with your research? This unit focuses on communicating research to diverse audiences, and how researchers can contribute to scholarly…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In consultation with your supervisor, you will complete either a 50 credit point written research thesis or a 50 credit point creative project and exegesis. In your final semester, you will also enrol in XSB400.

The honours thesis is a 15,000 word research project on a topic of the student’s choice which has been approved by the Honours coordinator. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular meetings…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

The honours thesis is a 15,000 word research project on a topic of the student’s choice which has been approved by the Honours coordinator. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular meetings…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

The honours thesis is a 15,000 word research project on a topic of the student’s choice which has been approved by the Honours coordinator. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular meetings…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

The honours thesis is a 15,000 word research project on a topic of the student’s choice which has been approved by the Honours coordinator. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular meetings…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

In this unit you will concentrate on developing a practice-based research project of a speculative and individual nature. Experimentation is encouraged, as is a firm commitment to the articulation of enquiries in written, verbal and visual form, and its integration…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

In this unit you will concentrate on developing a practice-based research project of a speculative and individual nature.Experimentation is encouraged, as is a firm commitment to the articulation of enquiries in written, verbaland visual form, and its integration into creative…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

Entry into the Bachelor of Media and Communication with Honours requires:

Successful completion of a relevant bachelor’s degree with a major in media and communication with a Distinction (70%) average at the University of Tasmania or another approved tertiary institution, or equivalent industry experience, and submission of a project proposal which can be supported by appropriate academic supervision.

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

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

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