Bachelor of Media (BMedia)

Program Code

BMEDI

Program Minimum Units

72

Standard Duration

3 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program provides students with a thorough understanding of contemporary media and how this complex industry is rapidly evolving under the influence of changing technologies and the different needs of societies around the world. Students may develop distinctive pathways through the program that allow them to develop knowledge and skills in relation to different facets of the practical and theoretical understanding of media. Students who complete this program may go on to careers in a wide range of organisations in the media industry or with employers who seek the specialist media experience of graduates.
The Bachelor of Media is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Media

There shall be a Bachelor of Media.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Media, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units comprising:

  1. Level I courses not exceeding 24 units
  2. Core courses to the value of 27 units, including ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media
  3. Media Closed Electives to the value of 12 units
  4. Open Electives to the value of 33 units, with at least 9 units from the Faculty of Arts
    or
  5. Elective courses to the value of 9 units and one major to the value of 24 units from the following:
    • Marketing
    • CGI and Visual Effects
    • Game Art
    • Photographic Imaging
    • Graphic Design
    • Digital Production
    • Journalism 
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 27 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media 3
MDIA 1002 Introduction to Media 3
MDIA 1004 Exploring TV & Radio 3
MDIA 1007 Digital Platforms 3
MDIA 2301 Media Policy and Media Law 3
MDIA 2302 Media Research Methods 3
MDIA 2306 Media Theory 3
MDIA 2336 Digital Storytelling 3
MDIA 3310 Professional Practice 3