Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

4 years full-time
5 years full-time (with Honours)


View a sample degree pathway or map

Requirements

Please note: Students who commenced their degree prior to 2013 should refer to the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Handbook from the year they commenced.

Students must complete 192 credit points in total, made up of

(a) 78 credit points in core Media and Communications (MECO) units of study comprising 18 junior credit points in MECO units of study and 60 senior credit points in MECO units of study taken from the Table of Media and Communications units of study.
(b) a major from Table A from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study;
(c) elective units of study or an additional optional major from Table A or B from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of Units of Study, or a Marketing major from the Sydney Business School.

Candidates must also comply with the following limits:

(a) a maximum of 60 credit points from Table B including no more than 12 junior credit points;
(b) a maximum of 72 junior credit points;
(c) a minimum of 120 Senior credit points.

Compulsory Media and Communications Units of Study

Junior Units
Senior Units
  • Principles of Media Writing (MECO1003)
  • Australian Media Studies (MECO1001) 
  • Media and Communications Landscapes (MECO1002)
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Video Production
  • Online Media
  • Advanced Media Writing
  • Media Relations
  • Media Globalisation
  • Media, Law and Ethics
  • Critical Practice in Media

Table A Major in the Media and Communications degree

To earn a major in a subject area (from Table A) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, students will complete 36 senior credit points in that subject area. Please note that the Media requirements change from year to year.

You can fit in another major, in addition to the required one, as long as you plan your subject choices very carefully.

Please note: students commencing in 2014 and beyond must include a minimum of 6 credit points of senior-advanced (3000 level) units of study in their chosen major(s). You must view the unit of study tables in the handbook for the chosen major(s) for further information. Students commencing their degree prior to 2014 you are not necessarily required to complete a senior-advanced unit in the chosen major(s) unless otherwise instructed to do so.

Internship

Usually in fourth year, you will be required to do an internship and a project on your internship in either Semester 1 and 2. The Media and Communications department will give you information about how to arrange this internship when the time comes.

Pathways

Each box represents one 6 credit point units of study. This diagram is a sample structure only and is based on a standard full-time progression over 4 years.


            Credit Points
First Year S1 MECO1001 Australian
Media Studies
Arts (Table A)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
24
S2 MECO1002 Media & Communications Landscapes MECO1003 Principles
of Media Writing
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
24
Second Year S1 MECO2601 Radio
Broadcasting
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
S2 MECO2603
Media Relations
MECO3601
Video Production
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
Third Year S1 MECO3603 Media,
Law and Ethics
MECO3606 Advanced
Media Writing
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
S2 MECO3605
Media Globalisation
MECO3602
Online Media
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
Fourth Year S1 MECO3671 Media
and Comm. Internship
MECO3672
Internship Project
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior-advanced Unit
24
S2 MECO3609 Critical
Practice in Media
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
          Total= 192