Why study Media?
Studying Media at the University of Tasmania gives you access to a range of exciting and still emerging careers in film, television, journalism, radio, marketing and advertising, strategic communications, media research and events management.
Supervised by academics and expert technical staff, you will leave with a portfolio of work to take to industry, and the confidence that comes from completing internships in local, national and overseas settings.
With a strong reputation in Media research, we offer a variety of postgraduate research courses that will develop your advanced research knowledge and skills. You will leave with a portfolio of work to take to industry, and the confidence that comes from completing internships in local, national and overseas settings.
Our graduates work in diverse career fields that value media literacy and industry knowledge. These include advertising and marketing, corporate communications and public relations, online news and news media, business and management, environmental media and advocacy, film and television, radio, foreign affairs, law and criminal justice, local, state and federal government, not-for-profit and charities, publishing, research, teaching, and tourism.
- Advertising creative director
- Art director and copywriter
- Broadcaster, presenter
- Campaign manager
- Documentary maker/producer
- Events manager
- Film production crew
- Media and market researcher
- Media adviser
- News producer
- Public relations consultant
- Policy adviser and analyst
- Science communicator
- Screen and media entrepreneur
- Social media content creator
- Sports writer and presenter
- Travel writer or editor
In the Media program you are able to study in our specialisations: Screen, News and Journalism, Strategic Communications, and Media Practice and Analysis.
All major areas feature a customisable production minor working with industry from the second year, giving you a portfolio a real-world projects before graduation.
The Media program is unique in that you are able to focus your studies directly within the Media School, or complete any complementary major university wide to diversify your skills in a particular area of interest.
Interested in studying with us? Explore our course and research opportunities below.
Each course and unit is linked to its own page with more detailed information at Courses & Units | Media.
Our Honours program provides students with an advanced exploration of Media. Comprised of specialised core units and a research thesis or project, study at the honours level introduces skills and methods involved in independent research.
With our Postgraduate Coursework programs you can develop your professional knowledge and expertise into a qualification. Study options are available both online and on campus, and part-time.
Your learning experience in Media goes beyond the lecture and tutorials.
You will be taught by experts, and gain perspective from guest lecturers and forums; gain a competitive advantage with real-world experience prior to graduation; study abroad for a fortnight, a month, a semester or a year, as part of your degree; have options to complete your studies your way, whether on-campus, online, part-time or full-time; pursue your passion or specialisation with a range of scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance programs, or meet your career goals with our pathway options.
Our research in Media focuses on media and consumption, crime, transnational media flows and the environment. This research complements our extensive experience as journalists, political correspondents, broadcasters and in strategic and corporate communications.
Our work is published in leading journals and by top-tier academic presses. We have access to an international network of researchers, and members of our team have received prestigious research grants and fellowships.
We welcome proposals from qualified applicants to undertake research degrees in PhDs and Masters, and are pleased to discuss research proposals that cross disciplines, including law, science, business, economics, journalism, geography and environmental studies, education and health sciences.
Helping young audiences to be critical of the content they consume
The ABC-UTAS Media Literacy Project will expand scholarly knowledge about media literacy and inform the production of more segments and features by the ABC which teach audience how to be critical of content they consume and build their knowledge and skills about how to participate. The focus will be on particularly on students aged 11 -16.