What will I learn?
The Bachelor of Media with Honours is a progressive, internationally recognized degree that prepares you for a career in the creative, media and information industries. Delivered through the School of Social Sciences, we provide the chance to learn from leading academics and working professionals from all areas of business, commerce and government.
Our program has strong links with the media industry in Tasmania, nationally and across the Asia region, and offers many opportunities to work within and alongside industry. Take part in fieldtrips, internships and exchanges - many with generous scholarships - with our leading international partner institutions in Japan, Malaysia, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK.
During your second and third year, you will develop a portfolio of media work through the Media Projects production minor. Whether you choose to undertake different projects each semester, or pursue one large-scale media project across all four, you will graduate with a significant portfolio of creative, media-related projects to show employers.
On completion of the Bachelor of Media with Honours, graduates will be able to:
Critically analyze media texts, industries, and audiences from both theoretical and practical perspectives, showing advanced awareness of local, national, and international contexts;
Demonstrate coherent and in-depth knowledge of key media studies concepts, approaches, and methods;
Integrate and apply this knowledge to the production of media content and to workplace practice;
Demonstrate advanced analytical, practical, technical, and research skills in one of the following areas: News and Journalism; Screen; Strategic Communications; or Media Practice and Analysis;
Communicate effectively and ethically across a variety of media platforms;
Respond effectively and creatively to a changing media environment.
Professional practice and industry engagement is compulsory in three of the four majors (News and Journalism; Screen; and Strategic Communications) and is a prerequisite for Professional Placement (see below) involving a work-integrated learning project.
You will work as part of a team, each role playing as specialists within your chosen major, to devise and deliver media and communications content, based on a client brief and/or industry scenario. In some cases, your group may complete its media project for a real-world client.
In collaboration with an academic coordinator, industry mentors will guide you through the completion of your project, which may involve site visits, field trips, shadowing and client meetings. The units are taught through a combination of project work and intensive workshops.
Understanding the media is now an essential role in a range of careers. By combining analysis of media industries, and the production and consumption of media, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in a broad range of professions and environments.
The Bachelor of Media with Honours offers a wide variety of possible careers such as: Advertising creative director: Art director and copywriter; Broadcaster, presenter; Campaign manager; Documentary maker/producer; Editor; Events manager; Film production crew; Media and market researcher; Media adviser; News producer; Public relations consultant; Publishing; Photojournalism; Policy adviser and analyst; Science communicator; Screen and media entrepreneur; Social media content creator; Sports writer and presenter; Teacher; Travel writer or editor.
Which department am I in? College of Arts, Law and Education
Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.
Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 level. To progress to the honours year students need to have a credit average in years 2 & 3 of the degree.
English language requirements:
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42;
UTAS Access - English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%);
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade;
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade;
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
A$28,000.00 (US$ 21,902) per year
26 February 2018, 16 July 2018
University of Tasmania Hobart Campus, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay Hobart, SANDY BAY, Tasmania, 7005, HOBART, Australia