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What will I learn?

This course provides up-to-date knowledge of the rapidly changing field of media and communications. It includes film studies, from Australian cinema to Hollywood; television studies; news media; children's media; advertising; digital and social media; screen adaptations; creative and professional writing; and publishing and editing. Students choose to major in 'Media and Culture' or 'Writing and Publishing'. The course develops skills in media research, writing and digital communications, which are relevant to further studies and today's changing workplaces.

Graduates who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Media and Communications may, on the recommendation of the head of school, continue to an honours year. The honours program shall include advanced coursework and a dissertation.

Career Opportunities

Examples include journalism, radio and television, marketing communications, advertising, public relations, corporate writing, public sector research and administration, communications strategy.

Course Aims

This course equips students with broad and coherent knowledge and skills in the rapidly changing field of media and communications. Students may choose a 'Media and Culture' or 'Writing and Publishing' major. They learn methods and techniques of film studies, television studies, news media, digital and social media, adaptation, creative and professional writing, and editing and publishing. The course enables students to apply knowledge and skills in professional work or further studies in media and communications.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

demonstrate coherent and in-depth knowledge of the disciplinary field of media and communications across local and global contexts, including the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques studied in this field;

demonstrate knowledge and applied understanding of the disciplinary methods of media and communications, including its rationales, themes, concepts, theories and interdisciplinary dimensions;

identify and apply appropriate research methods for gathering, interpreting, analysing and evaluating ideas and information from a variety of sources, and for developing and synthesising knowledge;

select and use appropriate communication technologies, forms, styles and techniques to investigate problems and present ideas and arguments coherently for specific purposes and types of intended audience;

adapt and apply knowledge and skills with initiative, to plan and develop projects, solve problems and make decisions in scholarship and/or professional practice; and

work independently and collaboratively, with an understanding of social, cultural and ethical contexts in further learning and professional practice related to media and communications.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

038717E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,880.00 (14,38,972) per year

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

Start date

25 October 2021, 28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,880.00 (14,38,972) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

25 October 2021, 28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. High School Diploma Completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Australian Pacific College
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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale