Media - Communication and Journalism
The Bachelor of Media in Communication and Journalism is a three year degree which emphasises practical and theoretical skills in contemporary professional communication and journalism, focussing on text-based writing skills. Students are able to do electives from a wide selection of courses in public relations, advertising, marketing, business communication, science communication and visual communication.
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Bachelor of Media students have the opportunity to gain practical experience related to their area of area of interest in a number of ways. Options include:
- Elective production courses from a wide range of faculties across UNSW, including the College of Fine Arts, Faculty of Built Environment, Computing Science and Engineering and Australian School of Business
- Advanced multimedia labs, digital video production, post production facilities, animation and audio studios
- Staff are leading media researchers and practitioners with extensive industry connections and experience. During their degree students work on real world projects which helps build a portfolio
- Arts and Social Sciences Internship (degree credit course)
The program enables students to develop skills and knowledge for professional work relevant to journalism, public relations and advertising, corporate and organizational communication and public sector communication.
Honours is an extra year of study, usually following immediately on from a pass degree, that combines aspects of undergraduate study with those of post-graduate research. Studying Honours in the School of the Arts and Media at UNSW offers a chance to develop your research and professional skills guided by staff who are passionate about research and the development of new researchers.
As one of Australia's most international universities UNSW encourages students to spend a session or two overseas studying at one of our partner institutions as part of your degree. UNSW manages a large and active exchange program with over 180 different student exchange opportunities in 32 countries.
All students in the Bachelor of Media program complete a set of core courses which focus on media theory and analysis, history, institutions, and media innovation. This is followed by studies in Journalism and Communication. In addition, students complete free electives, providing the opportunity to build a broader knowledge base for the professional area they wish to pursue. The diverse array of choices includes languages, fine arts, theatre and performance studies, film studies, science, business, creative writing, international relations and politics. A fourth (honours) year program is available to complete a creative practice project or theoretical thesis.
Program Convenor: Ramaswami Harindranath
Level 1 Courses
Level 2 Courses
- ARTS2090 - Publics and Publishing in Transition
- ARTS2091 - Mobile Cultures
- ARTS2092 - Global Media: Markets, Flows and Cultures
- ARTS2093 - Media Uses
- MDIA2002 - Analysing Media Communication
- MDIA2003 - Writing for Journalism and Public Relations
- MDIA2004 - Visual Communication
- MDIA2005 - Advertising: The Creative Dimension
- MDIA2006 - Communication Strategies
Level 3 Courses
- ARTS3091 - Advanced Media Issues
- ARTS3092 - Media in the Asia-Pacific
- ARTS3093 - Media Power
- MDIA3000 - Public Relations Discourse
- MDIA3002 - Multiplatform Journalism
- MDIA3003 - Media Portfolio
- MDIA3005 - Social Innovation and Engagement
- MDIA3007 - Media Internship
- MDIA3008 - Crisis Communications
- MDIA3009 - Integrated Communications
For information on Internships please visit the Internships Resources Page.
Please check the rules of your program before enrolling in any courses listed. For program rules, please visit the UNSW Online Handbook.
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