Bachelor of Media (BMedia)

Program Code

BMEDI

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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.
 

Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

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 courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 30 units, including ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind or ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind.
  2. Media Closed Electives to the value of 9 units, including a maximum of 3 units at Level I.
  3. If studying a major in Social Media and Digital Promotion, MDIA 1015 Screen and Sound Industries and MDIA 1019 Image and Brand cannot be taken as a Media Closed Elective.
  4. If studying a major in Visual Design, MDIA 1017 3D Imaging and MDIA 1019 Image and Brand cannot be taken as a Media Closed Elective.
  5. If studying a major in Story Production, MDIA 1015 Screen and Sound Industries and MDIA 1018 From Storytelling to Data Mining cannot be taken as a Media Closed Elective.
  6. If studying a major in Immersive Media, MDIA 1019 3D Imaging and MDIA 1018 From Storytelling to Data Mining cannot be taken as a Media Closed Elective.
  7. If studying a Bachelor of Media with no major, electives to the value of 33 units; OR
  8. If studying a major in Social Media and Digital Promotion, Open Elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the courses required in (7).
  9. If studying a major in Visual Design, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7); OR
  10. If studying a major in Story Production, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7); OR
  11. If studying a major in Immersive Media, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7); OR
  12. If studying a major in Journalism, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7); OR
  13. If studying a major in Marketing, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7); OR
  14. If studying a major in Sonic Arts, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7); OR
  15. If studying a major in Popular Music, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7); OR
  16. If studying a major in Film Studies, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7); OR
  17. If studying a major in Photographic Imaging, Open Elective courses to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (7).
  18. If undertaking the Bachelor of Media without a major, students must seek the advice of the Faculty of Arts Office to ensure progression of elective choices through Levels I, II and III.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 30 units.

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind 3

or

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind 3

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MDIA 1002 Key Concepts in Media 3
MDIA 1007 Digital Platforms 3
MDIA 1020 Media Professions and Identities 3
MDIA 2301 Media Policy and Media Law 3
MDIA 2302 Researching Media 3
MDIA 2306 Approaches to Media 3
MDIA 2336 Digital Storytelling 3
MDIA 3207 Media Industry Transitions 6