Bachelor of Media [effective from Semester 2, 2023] (BMedia)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Special Notes

For those students who commenced in semester 1 please refer to the semester 1 version by selecting it from the 2023 year drop down on this page.

Please note that the Popular Music Major and Sonic Arts Major will no longer be offered to commencing students from Semester 2, 2023. 

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


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.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate 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 [effective from Semester 2, 2023]

There shall be a Bachelor of Media [effective from Semester 2, 2023].

Qualification Requirements

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. Core courses to the value of 30 units, including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units.
  2. Media Closed electives to the value of 9 units, including a maximum of 3 units at Level I
  3. Media Closed electives are to be chosen from outside the major area of study
  4. If studying a Bachelor of Media with no major, Open electives to the value of 33 units must be chosen; OR
  5. If studying a Major to the value of 27 units, Open electives to the value of 6 units must be chosen; OR
  6. If studying a Major to the value of 24 units, Open electives to the value of 9 units must be chosen

Core Courses