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 features a unique blend of traditional arts and social sciences subjects with practical news production and media training. The degree links practical experience 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 ever-changing media and communications industries, with no requirements to specialise in a particular media area. Consequently, our flexible degree structure enables you to pursue wide-ranging interests through studies in the humanities and social sciences, and/or languages, while still gaining a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of Media and Communications.

Sample Progression Table

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) majoring in Digital Cultures and Cultural Studies

This student has structured her Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) around her interests in media, science, technology and culture. Half of her degree is dedicated to compulsory units in media and communication available exclusively to students in the degree. She has taken majors in Digital Cultures and Cultural Studies, as well as some junior units in the natural sciences.

BA Progression Table

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, as well as 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, major print and online media outlets. This practical work experience in your chosen field of interest consolidates the theoretical aspects of the degree, and can give you a definitive edge over other graduates as you seek professional employment after graduation.

Sample Progression Table

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) majoring in Government and International Relations

In this example the student has chosen to combine their studies in media and communication with a major in Government and International Relations, focusing on Australian politics. Rather than taking a second major they have given breadth to their degree by taking a number of units from a number of disciplines to broaden their understanding of the Asia-Pacific region.

BA (MECO) Sample Progression Table

With a dedicated internship coordinator and a well-established working history with such major media outlets as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Fairfax media, and numerous international media companies, the degree’s structured internships can help you establish professional networks and gain the essential skills for working in the media that can’t be taught in a textbook alone.

 Media and Communications units of study include
Core major
Media and Communications
Second major to be chosen from:
Possible third major to be chosen from those already listed or from majors available in other faculties:


SAMPLE DEGREE STRUCTURE

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2
MECO1001 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA STUDIES MECO1002 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS LANDSCAPES MECO2601 RADIO BROADCASTING MECO2603 MEDIA RELATIONS MECO3603 MEDIA, LAW AND ETHICS MECO3605 MEDIA GLOBALISATION MECO3671 MEDIA AND COMM INTERNSHIP MECO3609 CRITICAL PRACTICE IN MEDIA
TABLE A
JUNIOR UNIT
MECO1003 Principles of Media Writing TABLE A
JUNIOR/SENIOR OR TABLE B SENIOR UNIT
MECO3601 VIDEO PRODUCTION MECO3606 ADVANCED MEDIA WRITING MECO3602 ONLINE MEDIA MECO3673 RESEARCH METHODS TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A
JUNIOR/SENIOR OR TABLE B SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
JUNIOR/SENIOR OR TABLE B SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
JUNIOR/SENIOR OR TABLE B SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A MAJOR JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS
Each box represents one 6 credit point unit of study. This diagram is a sample structure only, and is based on a standard full-time progression over 4 years.

The core MECO units of study and semester offerings are subject to change.