Bachelor of Media and Communications
Why study the Bachelor of Media and Communications at UNE?
This course provides up-to-date knowledge of the rapidly changing field of media and communications. It includes film studies, from Australian cinema to Hollywood; television studies; news media; children's media; advertising; digital and social media; screen adaptations; creative and professional writing; and publishing and editing. Students choose to major in 'Media and Culture' or 'Writing and Publishing'. The course develops skills in media research, writing and digital communications, which are relevant to further studies and today's changing workplaces.
Graduates who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Media and Communications may, on the recommendation of the head of school, continue to an honours year. The honours program shall include advanced coursework and a dissertation.
Examples include journalism, radio and television, marketing communications, advertising, public relations, corporate writing, public sector research and administration, communications strategy.
3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR / OP
72.55 / 12
2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus
|Fees||CSP / International|
|Total Credit Points||144|
Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
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Admission to Candidature
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 36 credit points at 300-level, with a maximum of 12 credit points at 400-level.
Program of Study
Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:
|Course Structure||Credit Points|
|Core Units||24 cps|
|One Approved Major||54 cps|
|Elective Units||66 cps|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements including one approved major shall be awarded the Bachelor of Media and Communications.
Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Arts on completion of 48 credit points. Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Arts must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements for the Bachelor of Media and Communications. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.
Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Advanced Diploma in Arts on completion of 72 credit points, including 36 credit points at 200/300-level. Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Advanced Diploma in Arts must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements for the Bachelor of Media and Communications. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.
This course equips students with broad and coherent knowledge and skills in the rapidly changing field of media and communications. Students may choose a 'Media and Culture' or 'Writing and Publishing' major. They learn methods and techniques of film studies, television studies, news media, digital and social media, adaptation, creative and professional writing, and editing and publishing. The course enables students to apply knowledge and skills in professional work or further studies in media and communications.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
The course equips students with advanced knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary field of Media and Communication Studies and its underlying principles, concepts and methods. Students develop the skills needed to analyse and contribute to local, national and international practices of media representation and communications, with an understanding of diverse cultural contexts and perspectives.
The course develops advanced skills of writing, reading, listening and communicating ideas and arguments in diverse genres and contexts, and in forms ranging from print and screen to convergent digital media.
The course enables students to identify, investigate and solve problems independently by exercising cognitive and technical skills of critical thinking, analysis and judgement.
Students graduate from this course with a demonstrated ability to gather, analyse and evaluate information and ideas from a wide range of sources.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
The study of media representations, cultural perspectives and communication ethics provides students with a basis for ethical conduct and socially responsible participation in further learning and professional practice.
The attainment of disciplinary knowledge and skills in media and communications provides graduates with the capacity for independent lifelong learning.
Independence and Collaboration
The course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply constructive principles of team work and social interaction in diverse social contexts of communication. Students also engage in independent study throughout the course.