Our four Bachelor of Media degrees offer an innovative and unique combination of in-depth study of the contemporary media landscape and practical, production and professional skills. Core courses focus on media theory, analysis, institutions and industry. Courses in each specialisation include a range of production skills relevant to contemporary media practice and industry contexts.

Degree Options

Bachelor of Media in Journalism and Communication
Sample courses - Media Industry Contexts; News Reporting; Advanced Media Writing; Analysing Media; Multiplatform Journalism; Media Portfolio

Bachelor of Media in Public Relations and Advertising
Sample courses - Media Industry Contexts; Public Relations Practices; Issues in Crisis Communication; Communication Strategies; Public Relations Discourse; Advertising

Bachelor of Media in Screen and Sound Production
Sample courses - Time, Space and Experience; Sound Media 1; Working with Image and Sound; Animating Media; Video Project

Media, Culture and Technology (MCT)
Available as a major or minor within the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Research and Policy and other dual degree options. MCT offers a critical, interdisciplinary understanding of the social, cultural, and political impact of contemporary media and communication technologies. Students engage with the latest research, and apprehend the historical, critical, and political contexts to the study of the relations of media, culture and technology.

Practical Experience

Practical experience can be gained through internship opportunities, development of portfolios, and real-world projects. Bachelor of Media students will have the opportunity to utilize advanced multimedia labs, digital video production, post production facilities, animation and audio studios as required by their areas of study. The Media Undergraduate Program has established links with Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism, Media Production industries, including internship opportunities in more than a hundred companies.

Honours Program

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.

Postgraduate Coursework

The Master of Journalism and Communication

Designed to develop excellent research and communication skills, with a dual emphasis on scholarship and professional development. Students gain production skills in the audio, video, print and online fields, resulting in a portfolio of work suitable for presentation to future employers.

The Master of Public Relations and Advertising

This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in this rapidly evolving field. Students develop a practical and theoretical understanding of areas such as creative communications, public relations and social media strategy, resulting in a breadth of professional knowledge.

The Master of Law, Media and Journalism

This specialist degree is suited to students with a background in media or law, or an interest to deepen their knowledge in this growing area. Students develop a comprehensive awareness of regulatory and legal issues through theoretical and practical learning.

*Also available as Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate

Higher Degree Research

Academic staff in the Media and Communication discipline offer expertise and supervision for Honours, Masters by Research, and Doctor of Philosophy programs in a range of research areas. These include the impact of digital media, journalism, public relations, practice-based research, media and social transformation, media, philosophy and cultural theory, global media, visual communication, media audiences, media and culture in postcolonial societies.