Media Studies

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

Media Studies

The Media Studies major is only available to students in the combined Bachelor of Arts /Bachelor of Law degree and students in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) who are eligible to exit the Media and Communications program after 3 years of study (144 credit points). These students will be awarded the BA (Media Studies), which is the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Media Studies.

Media and Communications program

This program is only available to students enrolled in the Media and Communications stream.
Achievement of the program in Media and Communications requires 96 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 Honours core units of study
(vi) All other students must complete 24 credit points of 4000-level program core units of study.
* Students who exit the Media and Communications program after 144 credit points will be awarded a BA (Media Studies).

Major

A major in Media Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project unit

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) students only
Semester 1

2000 level units of study

Major core
MECO2601
Media Production: Audio Design 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
Major selective
ARIN2620
Everyday Digital Media
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Media Studies or 18 credit points at 1000-level in any of Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology
N ARIN2200
Semester 1
ARIN2610
Internet Transformations
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Media Studies or 18 credit points at 1000-level in any of Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology
N ARIN2100
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
MECO3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Media Studies
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
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

Honours

Honours in Media and Communications requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units

MECO4113
Theoretical Traditions and Innovations
6      Semester 1
MECO4114
Research Methods
6      Semester 1

Honours thesis units

MECO4111
Media and Communications Honours Thesis 1
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO4112
Media and Communications Honours Thesis 2
24      Semester 1
Semester 2