The Media program offered by the University of Tasmania is a progressive, internationally recognised degree that prepares you for a career in the creative, media and information industries.
If you re creative and imaginative, a degree in art could be just what you re looking for to express yourself. Art may not be a vocational subject that is, one that leads to a specific career but this does not mean it won t be a good preparation for the world of work.
Whether you choose to specialize in fine art or the history of art, the skills you gain during your degree are likely to be highly valued and transferable to many sectors, including specialized art careers as well as many general graduate roles. Alongside a range of practical arts skills, art graduates should also have good observational, analytical and research skills, including the ability to solve problems creatively and work well both independently and in groups.
In the majority of the art careers detailed below, you will find it essential or highly advantageous to have a varied portfolio of work to show prospective employers, including some of your own original ideas as well as coursework. The theoretical side of your degree should allow you to put this work into context, explaining your influences, the thought behind your choice of themes and why you used certain materials and techniques.
The Media program offered by the University of Tasmania 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 minor. 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. Visit the programme website for more information 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. Career Opportunities 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
Programme Structure Courses include: Media and Screen Industries Making Media: Filming, Editing and Design Texts and Audiences Writing Media: Stories and Content Engaging with Sustainability Developing your Creative and Entrepreneurial Potential