|Media (Media Production) - 3428|
The Bachelor of Media in Media Production provides skills and concepts that are relevant to career pathways in a wide range of media production and communication industries that rely on digital media. The program emphasises computer-based interactive and multimedia skills, focussing on established and emerging media forms and media innovation. The degree is both ideas driven and vocationally relevant in its orientation and all students are given significant practical experience in the thoughtful and creative applications of established and emerging computer-based media technologies. While specialising in Media Production, students will be immersed in the culture and philosophy of media studies through their courses in the media core that provides theoretical contexts of contemporary media. In addition, students will complete a minor in the humanities or social sciences, permitting them to study a second field in depth.
First and second levels cover interactive and digital media production and contextual media studies. As students proceed into the third level, the program expands and deepens knowledge and understanding in the technical, analytical and conceptual application of media technology to the design of various Media Production environments, as well as focussing on emerging trends and innovations in contemporary media practices. Some of the technologies currently addressed include: web and graphic design, animation; multimedia; and interactive virtual environments.
A fourth (Honours) year of study is an option for selected students.
Students are prepared for a leadership role in the thoughtful application of Media Production technologies informed by a solid understanding of media theory. In this program students are not simply skilled up in the use of computers and media applications, but are encouraged to become media innovators who are able to tackle complex issues by drawing on their integrated practical and theoretical expertise.
Students become immersed in the current culture of contemporary media production. They are encouraged to test out emerging ideas and developments and look for novel ways to approach the design of the media such as, web sites, games and other areas of the expanding contemporary media industry. Graduates will have expertise in a wide range of interactive and animation tools, but more importantly, they will be able to interpret and reflect on emerging media practices, enabling them to take leading creative roles in the rapidly changing media industries.
This program enables students to develop skills and knowledge for professional work in some of the media industries most rapidly evolving areas such as, web design and production, gaming and interactive virtual environments, and other areas of media production, design and distribution.
The basic requirements are a total of 144 units of credits (UOC), including:
A student must complete at least 30 UOC of Level 1 courses before enrolling in Level 2 courses and no more than 60 UOC in total of Level 1 courses, excluding their General Education electives.
Core courses - Media
Core Courses - Media Production
Level 1 Media Production Elective Courses
Core Courses - Media
Core Courses - Media Production
Level 2 Media Production Elective Courses
Level 3 core courses investigate key issues in the role of media in public culture and the relationship between publics and publicity, media aesthetics, technologies and innovation, and a major production project. Students are also able to do more media production electives from the elective list.
Student must complete an approved sequence (36 units of credit) in one of the following areas of study:
Bachelor of Media (Media Production) - Sample Program (Example Only)
Below is a guide to help you enrol in your program. To be full-time students must enrol in 24 uoc each semester.
How do I choose my Elective and General Education Courses?
There are three different types of electives that you must complete to fulfil the requirements of your degree. The sample program above gives you an indication of when you have room to complete these electives. Over the course of your program you must ensure that you complete:
18 uoc of Media Production Electives: three 6uoc courses from the Media Production electives list above.
12 uoc of Electives: two 6uoc courses from the Media Production electives list OR any other two 6uoc courses from inside or outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (subject to meeting any course prerequisites).
12 uoc of General Education courses: these are courses selected from courses outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. You could choose two 6 uoc courses from the Media Production electives list that are outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Alternatively, you could choose courses that were developed especially for the General Education program. As these courses are typically 3 uoc you would take four of these to make up 12 uoc. Students must not enrol in General Education courses taught by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (these have the course identifier that begins with GENT). For a full list of General Education courses please click here.
Note: The General Education requirements are met if an Arts minor not offered by the Faculty is undertaken (for example, Economics).
To complete the requirements for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Media in Media Production a student must adhere to the program rules below and complete 144UOC to graduate.
Honours entry is subject to approval by the Head of School. It requires a pass degree (144UoC) with at least a 70% average in the upper levels of the Media Core.
For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website: https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/fees/FeesMainPage.html
The Academic Rules for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate programs and the online enrolment facility provide students with a wide range of course choices. The online enrolment facility checks that students meet the enrolment requirements for individual courses but not that a course complies with Program Rules. Students are responsible for ensuring they are enrolling in accordance with the Academic Rules outlined above. Students should not assume that because they have enrolled in a course online that the course is automatically credited to their degree program.
Area(s) of Specialisation