What will I learn?

Our Bachelor of Media offers eight different specialisations. Depending on your interests, you’ll get chances to:

  • understand the media industry and issues shaping it
  • gain real-world experience with major media networks and outlets
  • read the news live on air to audiences of thousands
  • record, mix, master and produce sonic projects
  • design digital entertainment experiences
  • explore Japanese media cultures through study tours in Kyoto.

Where could it take you?

Our graduates go on to all sorts of exciting media careers. In film alone you could write scripts, produce soundtracks or animate special effects. You might design posters, interview actors, promote on social media-even host the awards afterwards!

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.

  • Deep discipline knowledge
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Career and leadership readiness
  • Intercultural and ethical competency
  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Potential careers

Market Researcher, Brand Marketer, App Developer, Entertainment Industry, Art Director, Public Relations Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Tourism, Animator, CGI Animator, Concept Artist, Content Writer, Photo Journalist, Digital Content Creator, Digital Strategist, Fashion Photographer, Filmmaker, Social Media Strategist, Sound Engineer, VFX Artist, VR Developer, Web Designer.

Areas of Specialisation

CGI and Visual Effects: The film and television industries are increasingly dependent on the use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and other visual effects.

Game Art: For students who love art and video games, this degree lets students combine artistic and technical skills to build a career in this in-demand industry.

Graphic Design: Graphic designers play a crucial role in today’s visual communication industries through the creation of publication and display materials using print, film, electronic, digital and other forms of visual media.

Journalism: Designed for those who are naturally inquisitive, studying journalism allows students to focus on the fundamentals of gathering information and writing for news media.

Marketing: Marketing is an important business function of any organisation – it’s how companies figure out what customers need and want.

Photographic Imaging: The degree gives students a thorough understanding of photographic and visual communication skills within an elected field of commercial photography.

Popular Music : This degree focuses on the use of cutting edge digital technologies in song-writing and production.

Sonic Arts: Sonic Arts gives advanced skills to express creative ideas in sound.

Please note: Majors are not available with double degrees


  • Social Media and Digital Promotion
  • Immersive Media
  • Visual Design
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (US$ 26,029) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Application deadline

1 December 2021, 31 July 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 world’s most liveable city (The Economist)

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