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Overview

The information on this page relates to an Advanced Coursework pathway available to current University of Sydney students enrolled in the combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degree who are completing the requirements of the Media and Communications program.

This stream of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies will provide you with access to Advanced Coursework in your fourth year of study.

Designed to challenge you creatively and enhance your problem-solving ability through experiential learning, the year is focused on real-world project management, professional conduct, reflective practices and collaboration.

A main component of the coursework includes an internship, offering you a meaningful opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the media landscape within a professional organisation, and build valuable industry contacts before graduation.

These internships are dependent on your own ambitions and are available across an extensive range of areas, including national and international news organisations, public relations and advertising agencies, national television and radio outlets, and major print and online media.

Over the year, you’ll consolidate your awareness of how critical thinking and media production are capable of mutually informing each other in practice, combining your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work on a major interdisciplinary group project.

Working with students from other disciplines, you’ll combine your different areas of knowledge to tackle authentic, complex projects developed with our external partners, to address industry issues or identify industry opportunities.

Through these experiences you’ll develop a robust, professional toolkit and gain an edge as you seek professional employment after graduation.

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How to apply

For the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), apply directly to the University via online application portal before the closing date.  Before you apply, visit the How to Apply information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply' button on the right-hand side of this page.

Semester 1 entry applications must be submitted by 31 January

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) only

Closing dates

 

Semester 1 - 31 January

Semester 2 - There is no semester 2 intake for this course

 

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

For the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), apply directly to the University via online application portal before the closing date.  Before you apply, visit the How to Apply information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply' button on the right-hand side of this page.

Semester 1 entry applications must be submitted by 31 January

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) only

What you'll study

Advanced Coursework in Media and Communications requires completion of 30 credit points, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 credit points.

Units of Study

Work component

Mandatory work component = 140 hours.

This mandatory work component must be completed as part of the award requirements for the course. 

Applying for admission

Applications are open to University of Sydney students who, as part of the Bachelor of Arts component of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, have completed a major in Media Studies, and such units as prescribed by the Department of Media and Communications to commence Advanced Coursework component in the subject area of Media and Communications.  The application process for Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) is through Sydney Student.

Capstone (compulsory project)

Admission requirement

To qualify for admission to Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), students need to have completed requirements for the award of Bachelor of Arts component of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws with a major in Media Studies, and such units as prescribed by the Department of Media and Communications to commence Advanced Coursework component in the subject area of Media and Communications.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

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