The Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) is a 4-year full-time degree offered at Pass level.
The Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) Honours is also available at the completion of the Pass degree.
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 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.
The basic requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) are:
- 18 junior credit points in MECO units of study ( MECO1001, MECO1002 and MECO1003)
- compulsory media and communications units, including an internship in the fourth year.
- a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences major from a subject area in ‘Part A’
- elective units of study or an additional major from Table A or B, or a Marketing major from the University of Sydney Business School.
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. There is also an opportunity for you to undertake practical work experience in your chosen field of interest, which can give you a definite edge over other graduates as you seek professional employment after graduation.
*Note, from 2011 students are no longer required to do WRIT 1001/WRIT 1002/ENGL1007 Junior compulsory units under degree regulations, however, students can still take these as options should they wish to focus on these areas.
More information on the degree can be found here.