Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts (BMedia BA)

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This double degree program provides students with a thorough grounding in contemporary media and a flexible Arts program that offers a wide choice of fields to study. The Media courses explore how the complex media industry is rapidly evolving under the influence of changing technologies and the different needs of societies around the world. The Arts program is for students interested in understanding the human condition in all its diversity, finding answers to important questions about human behaviour, cultures and history, and political problems. Students may develop distinctive pathways through the double degree program that allow them to develop knowledge and skills in relation to different facets of the practical and theoretical understanding of media and the Arts program provide students with specialised and transferable skills such as effective communication and creative thinking, adaptability, problem solving and analysis, teamwork, research, and professional and ethical conduct.

The Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Understand the impacts of changing media technologies in society, and demonstrate excellent research skills including analytical, conceptual and communications skills and written report skills.
2. Apply the cognitive and critical skills necessary to produce, evaluate and interpret media texts and audio-visual and literary materials.
3. Demonstrate skills in teamwork and the ability to work effectively on group projects as well as the skills necessary to develop positive interpersonal relationships in their place of work.
4. Appreciate and manage their own personal capabilities through processes of self-appraisal, and demonstrate respect and mutual responsibility in sustaining productive relationships.
5. Interpret professional, ethical and cultural policy issues in relation to the media.
6. Understand and analyse media cultures from a local and global perspective.
7. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the role and effects of the media and new technologies in everyday life.

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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts

There shall be a Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

1. Bachelor of Media courses to the value of 48 units including;

  • 30 units of Media Core courses including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  • 9 units of Media Closed Electives
  • 9 units of Open electives

2. Bachelor of Arts courses to the value of 48 units including;

  • 24 units of an Arts Major, or 27 units if completing a major in Mathematical Sciences
  • 24 units of Open electives, or 21 units if completing a major in Mathematical Sciences

A student who undertakes the Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts may count a maximum of 24 units towards both degrees, satisfying the requirements for the two degrees with a minimum total of 96 units of study.

The requirement to complete a minor in the Bachelor of Arts is waived in the double degree.

The requirement for broadening, where applicable, is waived in the double degree.

Please refer to individual Academic Program Rules for the Bachelor of Media, and Bachelor of Arts.

Note: A Media Major cannot be studied as part of this double degree.

Note: Open electives are courses from the Faculty of Arts, not otherwise included, or other courses offered by the University that are available to the student.

Core Competency Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Competency Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3 units.

Please note:
Students cannot cross-count the ARTS Core Competency course with any other program requirements, including program core courses, majors, minors, or elective lists. Ensure you read the Course Planner carefully to check your eligibility to enrol. If you need advice, seek assistance from the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics.

Core Competency Courses

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category A: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting 3
COMP SCI 1015 Introduction to Applied Programming 3
COMP SCI 1400 Artificial Intelligence Technologies 3
COMP SCI 1500 Cyber Security 3
DESST 1504 Representation I 3
DESST 1508 Environment I 3
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I 3
ENV ENG 1003 Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy 3
MATHS 1005 Critical Evaluation in Data Science 3
MATHS 1006 Data Taming & Prediction 3
MDIA 1007 Digital Platforms 3
MDIA 1017 3D Imaging 3
PHYSICS 1002 Astronomy I 3
PHYSICS 1008 Physical Aspects of Nature I 3
PUB HLTH 1001 Health and Illness in Populations 3
SCIENCE 1500 Introductory Data Science - Becoming Smart About Data 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category B: Languages and Literacies

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country & Protocols 3
CHIN 1001 Chinese IA 3
CULTST 1001 Approaches to Culture 3
EDUC 1016OL Academic English I 3
EDUC 1017OL Introduction to Online Educational Media 3
ENGL 1112 Writing and Composition 3
FREN 1002 Beginners French A 3
GERM 1002 Beginners German A 3
INDO 1201 Introductory Indonesian Part 1 3
ITAL 1201 Introductory Italian Part 1 3
JAPN 1001 Japanese IA 3
LING 1053 Australian Indigenous Languages (Kaurna focus) I 3
LING 1101 The Wonder of Language: an intro to Linguistics 3
LING 1102 Introduction to Language in Culture and Society 3
MGRE 1201 Introductory Modern Greek Part 1 3
MUSGEN 1004 Musics of the World I 3
SPAN 1003 Beginners Spanish A 3
SPAN 1003OL Beginners Spanish A 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category C: Work Integrated Learning

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABLEINT 1001 Crafting Careers 3