Bachelor of Arts

Screen and Media Studies

Program of Study Credit Points
Prescribed Units for this Minor, Major or Extended Major
Minor or Major - Complete 12 credit points from the following units:
Extended Major - Complete the following units:
12 or 18 cps
Unit Code Unit Title Unit cps  
COMM101 Screen Media 6  
COMM102 Media Convergence and Culture 6  
COMM103 Creative Industries and Communications 6  
Listed Units for this Minor, Major or Extended Major
Minor - complete 12 credit points from the following units:
Major - complete 24 to 36 credit points from the following units:
Extended Major - complete 30 to 54 credit points from the following units:

12 or 24-54 cps
COMM301 Film Techniques and Digital Effects 6  
COMM315 Children's Media 6  
COMM323 Digital and Social Media 6  
COMM325 Television Studies 6  
COMM332 News and Journalism 6  
COMM381 The Art of Documentary 6  
COMM382 Hollywood Cinema 6  
COMM385 Australian Screens 6  
COMM387 Screen Adaptations: Rewiring the Text 6  
COMM389 Human Rights on Screen 6  
And candidates completing a Major or Extended Major:
Major - complete 0 to 12 credit points from the following units:
Extended Major - complete 0 to 24 credit points from the following units:
0-24 cps
ARTS301
or
ARTS302
Research and Professional Practice
or
Research and Professional Practice II
6  
FREN206 French Cinema 6  
GRMN304 Contemporary German Film 6  
WORK300 Work Integrated Learning - Professional Skills Development 6  
WRIT303 Research in Writing 6  
WRIT326 Persuading the Public: Rhetoric in Public Affairs 6  
Total
24 or 48 or 72 cps
Course Requirements 72 or 96 or 120 cps
To achieve an overall total of 144 credit points candidates must complete:
If candidates have completed a Minor - a further 120 credit points comprising 12 credit points of Core Units; and a Major of 48-60 credit points; and Elective Units of 48-60 credit points.
If candidates have completed a Major - a further 96 credit points comprising 12 credit points of Core Units; and a Minor of 24 credit points; and Elective Units of 60 credit points.
If candidates have completed an Extended Major - a further 72 credit points comprising 12 credit points of Core Units; and Elective Units of 60 credit points.
Elective Units can be selected from any unit offered by the University subject to candidates meeting overall course requirements and prerequisite and timetabling requirements for individual units.
 
Total 144 cps

Note for students contemplating studying Honours in Communications:
The entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Media and Communications is a GPA of 5.0 (Credit) in all units completed in a Bachelor of Arts. In addition, a candidate for Media and Communications honours in the Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree shall have passed 60 credit points in Media and Communications, including 18 credit points at Distinction level or better at 300-level from these units.

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