How to Apply for a Flexible Entry Place
The Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) is a four year full-time degree which allows students to combine an academically excellent undergraduate education in the humanities and social sciences with broad professional training in the media and communications field.
Students will acquire a portfolio of vocational skills relevant to the fields of print, radio, television, online media and media relations, as well as an advanced education in the history and theory of the media. In the fourth year of their degree, all students will be placed in an internship in an organisation broadly relevant to their career goals.
Each year up to ten HECS flexible entry places will be made available and all School Leavers who are within five ranks below the published Main Round ATAR cutoff are eligible to be considered for a flexible entry place.
How do I apply?
To be considered for a flexible entry place you must collect an application form from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (ph 9351 3129) or download the one on this page. The forms will be available from September and must be returned to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the address below by the first week of January in the following year.
No late applications will be considered.
Who is eligible for a place?
To be eligible for a place, students must gain an ATAR which is within five ranks below the published Main Round ATAR cutoff. All recent school leavers are eligible to apply. International students are not eligible to apply.
Your flexible entry application will have been taken into account in determining your UAC offer - no separate advice will be issued by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Frequently Asked Questions about the application form.
What counts as work experience?
Work experience in the media and communications field does not necessarily mean experience in a professional media organisation, such as a newspaper or advertising agency. It may include unpaid work for a local community organisation - for example, a church or charity - or voluntary work for a for-profit event - for example, a dance party. You may include work experience gained through participation in school projects or activities in senior high school years - for example, editing or writing experience gained at your school newspaper. What matters is the kind of work you did. When you detail your work experience you should briefly list the general duties you performed. For example: wrote press releases, dealt with local media, wrote feature articles, researched news stories, edited script, designed a website, etc.
What counts when it comes to the media portfolio? I was the lead actor in our Year 12 play, should I include that?
The term media is intended to cover work in the following media: print journalism, online journalism, radio, television, film and video, advertising, and public relations. Works of theatre, dance, fiction writing, music and art fall outside these parameters.
How much detail should I go into the media portfolio sections?
You should briefly list any media you have been involved in producing or presenting, including details such as length, place of publication or broadcast, or number of media contacts established. If you cannot fit everything into the space provided then please summarise. For example, 'Wrote 3 feature articles and 7 news stories for the Courier newspaper'.