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Media and Communication

Being able to make media and understand its role in culture and society opens doors to a range of exciting careers. 

The Bachelor of Media and Communication provides several units to design and produce projects like documentaries, podcasts, and brand communications. From day one of studying with us, you'll begin building your professional portfolio. You'll also get your hands-on industry standard equipment and be encouraged to take risks and learn from experience.

Our school is located among the leading media organisations of Hobart. This means you'll find yourself rubbing shoulders with practitioners from news, communications, and other screen organisations.

Introducing the Creative Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum is a space for students to build their disciplinary expertise through innovation and collaboration. Students studying the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Media and Communications will now complete 2 Creative Curriculum units as part of their degree.

These units will provide the opportunity to create and share work with the public, build industry connections, undertake fieldtrips, complete an industry placement, and build experience in work-integrated learning. See the Study Experiences section below for more information.

Learn about university terminology and definitions in our glossary

Course Options

Bachelor of Media and Communication

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years*
Hobart CRICOS 102912M

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Bachelor of Media with Honours

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years*
Hobart CRICOS 0102164

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*Subject to international student visa conditions if applicable.

Study among the leading media organisations of Hobart, ensuring you meet and share facilities with established practitioners.

Design and produce projects, such as documentaries, podcasts, or brand communications, and graduate with a great portfolio of work.    

Engage with local and visiting media practitioners and thought leaders, through The Media School Seminar Series or through a placement with industry partners.  

Double degrees

Our new double degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. This means you can choose from our range of exciting, diverse courses and embark on a journey as unique as you are.

Learn more about our double degrees

Pathways

At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.

Learn more about our pathways

Course breakdown

Choose from our undergraduate courses to suit your experience and ambitions, starting with the Bachelor of Media and Communication and building towards Honours.

In the Bachelor of Media, you have the added flexibility of choosing units from across the University. This means you can develop complementary skills in creative writing, music, photography, design, and marketing or enhance your understanding in international relations and politics, or the blue and green sciences.

1

Bachelor of Media and Communication

300 credit points

Core Media and Communication units
16 x 12.5 credit point units

Choice of electives across the University
8 x 12.5 credit point units

2

Bachelor of Media with Honours

100 credit points

Choice of Research (Studio-based); Research (Art and Design Theory); or Professional Honours 4 x 25 credit point units

Career outcomes

Making her mark at Mona

Eleanor Robb discovered a passion for media and film related subjects at university. Combined with her love for the creative arts, she landed her dream job at Mona.

Read more about Eleanor's story

Media and communications graduates are sought by many industries. These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years*.

*ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Public Relations professionals

15.8%

projected job growth to 2024

Advertising and Marketing professionals

21.7%

projected job growth to 2024

Multimedia specialists

9.2%

projected job growth to 2024

Study Experiences

DOMAIN

Explore an online exhibition by Art, Music and Theatre students that takes place within a virtual tour of Domain House — an historic house in Hobart and the original home of the University of Tasmania.

DOMAIN features multimedia installations and works-in-progress, which respond to ‘domain’ as a concept, from video and sound works to theatrical sets and scripts.

Find out more about DOMAIN

Media Internships

Our Media program offers exciting opportunities for students to engage in workplace experience and to build a professional portfolio, while being mentored by seasoned practitioners.

Placements and internships provide students with the opportunity to critically reflect on the skills and knowledge they have developed throughout their studies. The experience also enables students to build a network of peers and industry contacts, and assists in the transition from university to industry and career preparation.

The program has connections with a range of local and interstate industry providers, including print and broadcast media, PR agencies, government departments, and private and not-for-profit organisations.

Experience the Creative Curriculum

Students studying the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Media and Communications will now complete 2 Creative Curriculum units as part of their degree (FSX207 Creative Lab in second year, one unit of their choice from a selection of four in third year. See the individual course pages for more information on unit options).

The options in the Creative Curriculum provides the opportunity to create and share work with the public, build industry connections, undertake fieldtrips, complete an industry placement, and build experience in work-integrated learning.

Unique to the School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM) and the University of Tasmania, the Creative Curriculum brings each of CAM’s disciplines together in an experimental, interdisciplinary environment that prepares you for a future in emerging creative arts, music, performance and media practice.

DOMAIN

Explore an online exhibition by Creative Arts and Media students that takes place within a virtual tour of Domain House — an historic house in Hobart and the original home of the University of Tasmania. DOMAIN features multimedia installations and works-in-progress, which respond to ‘domain ' as a concept, from video and sound works to theatrical sets and scripts.

Visit Domain House

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

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, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.