Media - Screen and Sound
The Bachelor of Media in Screen and Sound is a three year degree which emphasises practical and theoretical skills in video and sound, with a particular focus on film theory and contemporary media. Students are able to do electives from a wide selection of courses in video production, audio design, working with image and sound, photography, the Hollywood system, film genres and styles and documentary film and history.
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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, stop-motion 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)
This program enables students to develop skills and knowledge for professional work in the audio visual industry such as television and film production, sound design, editing and film criticism and research.
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 Screen and Sound which includes a range of production skills relevant to contemporary media practice and their social and political contexts. 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
- ARTS1060 - Introduction to Film Studies
- ARTS1062 - Hollywood Film
- ARTS1090 - Media, Culture and Everyday Life (MCT Compulsory Gateway Course)
- ARTS1091 - Media, Society and Politics
- MDIA1000 - Working with Time Space and Experience
- MDIA1002 - Communication: Contexts and Practices
- MDIA1003 - Public Relations Practices
- SOMA2602 - Sound Media 1
Level 2 Courses
Level 3 Courses
For a list of Screen and Sound ELECTIVES, please visit the UNSW Online Handbook.
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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