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Media and Communications
 Media and Communications


The discipline of Media and Communications provides students with a
sophisticated understanding of the history, scope and socio-cultural impact
of new media technologies, and of the debates that have accompanied their
development and use. It focuses, in addition, on computer-based multimedia
and Australian media industries in relation to globalisation.

Students are equipped with a thorough knowledge of the rapidly changing
fields media and communication. This grounding enables them to interpret,
create and apply the products of new media not only in the context of the
mass information and entertainment industries (television, publishing,
film) but also in a variety of other public and private sectors such as
education, on-the-job training and specialised information services.

Studying Media and Communications at UNSW

The study of Media and Communications at UNSW is primarily through the School of The Arts and Media(

At an undergraduate level, a core program in Media and Communications is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)/Bachelor of Laws programs. Plan for Arts (Media & Comms)/ Law 4764

Media and Communications can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Plan
Media and Communications Major

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