Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Media and Communications

The Media and Communications stream within the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies requires 102 credit points from this table including:

Media and Communications program

Achievement of the program in Media and Communications requires 102 credit points from this table including:
(i) 48 credit points of major in Media Studies
(ii) 12 credit points of 1000-level program core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level program core unit
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level program core unit
(v) Students with a WAM of 70 or above can choose to complete the Honours track, which requires 48 credit points of 4000-level core units of study
(vi) All other students must complete 30 credit points of 4000-level units of study.

Media Studies major*

A major in Media Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level major core units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level major core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level major core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units
*This major is only available to students in the combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law degree. Students who are eligible to withdraw from the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) program after 3 years of study (144 credit points) will exit with a Media Studies major.

Units of Study

1000-level units of study

Major core
MECO1001
Introduction to Media Studies
6   

Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw and Digital Cultures major students only
Semester 1
MECO1002
Digital Media and Communications Landscapes
6   

Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw and Digital Cultures major students only
Semester 2
Program Core
MECO1003
Principles of Media Writing
6    N MECO2002


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only
Semester 2
MECO1004
Introduction to Media Production
6   

Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) and BA/BLaws (Media Studies major) students only
Semester 1

2000-level units of study

Major core
MECO2601
Media Production: Radio and Podcasting
6    P 18 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications including MECO1004
N MECO2001


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Semester 1
MECO2602
Media Production: Video
6    P 18 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications including MECO1004


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Semester 2
Program Core
MECO2603
Public Relations
6    P 18 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications
N MECO2003


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Major core
MECO3603
Media, Law and Ethics
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Media Studies or 6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications
N MECO3003


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Semester 1
MECO3605
Issues in Global and Digital Media
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications or 6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications
N MECO3005


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Semester 2
Interdisciplinary project unit of study
Where this major is being completed as a first major towards a degree, students should ensure that the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study is undertaken.
Where this major is being completed as a second major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences towards a degree, the Industry and Community Project unit of study is the appropriate unit to select.
MECO3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Program core
MECO3606
Media Production: Advanced Media Writing
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications and MECO1003 or 6 senior credit points in Media and Communications
N MECO3006


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only
Semester 1