University of Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide

Media, Bachelor

  • Media, Bachelor
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 3 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 6,425

Study mode

On Campus

Media

Course Highlights

The Bachelor of Media provides an overview of the media industry as a whole where students gain an important grounding of the complex industry in their first year, and then specialise their skills to their chosen career path in second and third year. Students can major in Journalism, Marketing, or Media Production* in Graphic Design, Game Art, Digital Production, Photographic Imaging, or Computer Graphic Imaging and Visual Effects.

Career Opportunities

Career options for social sciences graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in economics, geography, history, law, politics, psychology, sociology etc. If you are graduating with a degree in social sciences, you may find there is a limited number of careers in which your subject is an essential requirement. However, there will be many areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.Careers for social science graduates Some of the areas employing social science graduates are: accountancy advertising/marketing banking and insurance business management economics local government management consultancy market research media politics psychology retail and sales teaching and lecturing tourism town planning.

Course Overview

This degree provides a theoretical understanding of media practices while teaching practical media skills, with a focus on the latest developments in digital and interactive media. Creative media practices can include writing, research and reporting, digital story telling, radio production, and film/video production. Graduates of the Bachelor of Media are prepared to enter cross-media roles and have potential to find careers as writers, editors, social media coordinators, digital content officers, producers, journalists and professional communicators in business, government and community organisations. Graduates may also choose careers as independent freelancers. I want to find another Bachelor Course This degree appeals to students who are interested in working in the new fields and occupations created by digitisation and networking changes affecting mainstream media and society. Bachelor of Media students can add majors to their degree including Journalism, Marketing, Graphic Design, Game Art, Digital Production, Photographic Imaging, and Computer Graphic Imaging and Visual Effects. Graphic Design*, Game Art*, Digital Production*, Photographic Imaging*, and Computer Graphic Imaging and Visual Effects* are studied in collaboration with TafeSA at the Centre for Creative Industries in Tea Tree Gully. The centre houses a world-class, purpose-built digital design hub, that provides students with the latest technologies relevant to studying their media major. Students are encouraged to undertake an internship with a professional organisation as a part of their program. Please note: media majors are not available in double degrees. *Due to course prerequisites, midyear entrants may not be able to commence a digital production major until second year. Study Abroad and Exchange Opportunities The University has student exchange links with over 100 overseas institutions. You can study overseas for one or two semesters which counts as credit towards your degree program at the University of Adelaide. In addition there are no extra tuition fees for this study. What better way to test out newly developed language skills or experience another culture as you learn

Subjects

Programme Structure Courses included: Introduction to Media: Digital Revolutions The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media (semester 1 or 2) Exploring TV and Radio Story/Technology: Writing Techniques Media Theory Media Closed Elective Level II or III Media Policy and Media Law Media Research Methods Professional Practice Media Closed Elective Level II or III In first year, you will take core courses on the impact of new digital technologies on industry and user practices, study how internet distribution platforms are transforming the way we communicate, the role of broadcast radio and television, and creative digital story techniques. These courses combine media history and theory with the study of professional media practices. Advanced level core courses include media law, media research, global media, online democracy, professional practices, media and creative theory, and a range of options including a media industry placement. The placement, which is highly recommended, allows students to gain valuable work experience and contribute toward a project for their host organisation. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or another faculty. If studying one of the available majors including Journalism, Marketing, Game Art, Digital Production, Photographic Imaging, Graphic Design or Computer Graphic Imaging and Visual Effects you will undertake eight courses in place of your upper level electives to allow for the major. The specialist Journalism curriculum starts in the second year of study. This follows the level I core courses shared by all Bachelor of Media students in first year. From second year, students study journalism core courses alongside media core courses, and can choose from a wide range of journalism approved electives. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or another faculty. The specialist Marketing curriculum starts in the second year of study. This follows the level I core courses shared by all Bachelor of Media students in first year. From second year, students study marketing core courses alongside media core courses, and have a choice of Marketing Communication, International Marketing, Services Marketing, Brand Management and International Trade and Investment Policy, International Business, Management and Organisational Behaviour. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or another faculty. Students studying the Bachelor of Media with a Media Production Major will begin their Major in the second semester of their first year of (full-time) study. Out of a total of 72 units within their degree, 36 will include core media courses which are required by all Bachelor of Media students, 24 units will be their chosen Media Production Major and the remainder will be made up from a wide range of elective courses.

Fees

AUD/year

Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Domestic applicants Year 12 applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Alternative entry pathways Higher Education applicants You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. GPAs earned from non-award study within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences are also considered. VET applicants Special Entry applicants You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2015. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2015 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2013 or 2014), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2013). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Without formal qualifications You may be eligible for our special access schemes. Other Entry Pathways International applicants Equivalent Scores International ATAR 70 IB 25 IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5,5 Listening 5,5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 A-Level 6 UEC [Malaysia] 25 SAT [US] 1540 OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 65 Eynesbury Foundation Program 339 Bradford Foundation Program 70 Applications to all undergraduate programs and most postgraduate coursework programs are made online through SATAC. If you are new to higher education follow the links to SATAC's undergraduate admissions portal. If you are a university graduate or have extensive work experience, follow the links to SATAC's GradStart admissions portal.For non-SATAC programs please visit the appropriate faculty or school website for information on how to apply.

English Entry Requirement

6

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