Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

Four years full-time / Eight years part-time

The Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) degree offers you an exciting combination of academic excellence and professional training in media and communications. Our degree links practical training in media writing; radio, video, online media production; and media relations; with a scholarly and critical education in media and communications theory and practice.

You will acquire a broad array of skills that are tailored to meet the needs of the media and communications industries, and you are not required to specialise in a particular media area. Therefore, our flexible degree structure enables you to continue with your studies in the humanities and social sciences, and/or languages and still remain enrolled in Media and Communications.

The degree encompasses a host of diverse and expanding industries that will offer you exciting national and international employment opportunities. You will graduate with the skills required for entry into areas such as print, broadcast and online journalism, international communications, media regulation and public policy, media and public relations.

Students have undertaken internships in a variety of areas, including competitive national and international journalism placements, public relations and advertising agencies, national television and radio and major print and online media. This practical work experience in your chosen field of interest can give you a definite edge over other graduates as you seek professional employment after graduation.

Majors

For a comprehensive list of majors available in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and in other faculties, visit Sydney Courses.

Sample Progression Table

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

1st Year S1 MECO1001
Introduction to Media Studies
Table A or B
Junior Unit/Table B
Table A Junior Unit Table A Major Junior Unit
S2 MECO1002
Media and Communications Landscapes
MECO1003
Principles of Media Writing
Table A Junior Unit Table A Major Junior Unit
2nd Year S1 MECO2601
Radio Broadcasting
Table A
Junior / Senior or Table B Senior Unit
Table A Junior / Senior or
Table B Senior Unit
Table A Major Senior Unit
S2 MECO2603
Public Relations
MECO3601
Video Production
Table A Junior / Senior or
Table B Senior Unit
Table A Major Senior Unit
3rd Year S1 MECO3603
Media, Law and Ethics
MECO3606
Advanced Media Writing
Table A or B Senior Unit Table A Major Senior Unit
S2 MECO3605
Media Globalization
MECO3602
Online Media
Table A or B Senior Unit Table A
Major Senior Advanced Unit
4th Year S1 MECO3671
Media & Communications Internship
MECO3673
Research Methods in
Media and Communications
Table A or B Senior Unit Table A Major Senior Unit
S2 MECO3609
Critical Media Practice
Table A or B Unit
Table A or B Senior Unit Table A Major Senior Unit
           
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