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What will I learn?


From our 24-hour news cycle and endless streaming services to social media posts building brands and inspiring social change, media and communication connect every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Being able to make media and understand its role in culture and society opens doors to a wide range of exciting careers.

Our island campus of Tasmania is the start of your journey. The Media School is uniquely co-located with leading media organisations in Hobart. You will bump shoulders and share facilities with practitioners from news, communications and other screen organisations. Outside, you’re a short walk from Parliament House, the courts, museums, galleries and performance spaces, and Hobart’s docks, which are the world’s scientific gateway to Antarctica.

From day one, you will begin building a professional portfolio. You will get your hands on industry-standard equipment and be encouraged to take risks and learn from experience with the support of industry practitioners and lecturers. Our degree provides several units to design and produce projects, such as documentaries, podcasts or brand communication so you graduate with a portfolio of work to show future employers.

Behind-the-scenes, our teaching staff are pursuing world-leading research in areas, including environmental communication, and working as award-winning broadcasters, journalists and filmmakers. Through these connections, you can meet with visiting thought-leaders through The Media School Seminar Series or find the perfect industry placement.

Through access to exclusive creative collaborations with Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre and Performance students you will build close creative networks, test working relationships, and leverage your accomplishments to generate future opportunities. Find yourself working with Tasmania’s unique festival scene, creatively solving real client briefs, or soaking up inspiration together on a field trip overseas.

Media and communications graduates are sought by many industries looking for people to tell their stories and communicate their ideas. Your degree has the added flexibility to choose units from across the University, so you can develop complementary skills in creative writing, music, photography, design, and marketing or explore enhance your understanding in international relations and politics, or the blue and green sciences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key concepts and debates in media and communication studies.
  • Analyse and evaluate media texts, industries, and audiences theoretically from local and global perspectives.
  • Employ a range of communication skills in the production of media content and in workplace practices including the appraisal of your own and others’ work.
  • Synthesise analytical and research skills in media and communication studies to identify and address problems in relation to the impact of media and communication on society and culture in diverse local and global contexts.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Law and Education

CRICOS

102912M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (17,38,303) per year
AUD $99,244 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

GCE A Levels - Minimum score of 7 calculated using 2 or 3 H2 level subjects. 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.

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following 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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Tasmania is an island of creative and curious minds. No matter where students join from, they’ll become part of a welcoming, collaborative community.

  • Ranked in the top 2 per cent of global universities by THE
  • Top 1 % globally for agricultural science, nursing and Law
  • Highly ranked for sustainability
  • Excellent support services for international students