Media Studies

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Media Studies

The Media Studies major is only available to students in the combined Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Law degree. These students will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Media Studies.

Media and Communications program

This program is only available to students enrolled in the Media and Communications stream.
Achievement of the program in Media and Communications requires 96 credit points from this table including:
(i) 48 credit points of major in Media Studies
(ii) 12 credit points of 1000-level program core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level program core unit
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level program core unit
(v) Students with a WAM of 70 or above can choose to complete the Honours track, which requires 48 credit points of 4000-level Honours core units of study
(vi) All other students must complete 24 credit points of 4000-level program core units of study.
* Students who exit the Media and Communications program after 144 credit points will be awarded a BA (Media Studies).

Major

A major in Media Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project unit

1000 level units of study

Major core
MECO1001
Introduction to Media Studies
6   

Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw and Digital Cultures major students only
Semester 1
MECO1002
Digital Media and Communications Landscapes
6   

Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw and Digital Cultures major students only
Semester 2
Program core
MECO1003
Principles of Media Writing
6    N MECO2002


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only
Semester 2
MECO1004
Introduction to Media Production
6   

Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) and BA/BLaws (Media Studies major) students only
Semester 1

2000 level units of study

Major core
MECO2601
Media Production: Radio and Podcasting
6    P 18 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications including MECO1004
N MECO2001


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Semester 1
MECO2602
Media Production: Video
6    P 18 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications including MECO1004


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Semester 2
MECO2604
Telling Stories with Data
6      Semester 1
Program Core
MECO2603
Public Relations
6    P 18 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications
N MECO2003


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only
Semester 2

3000 level units of study

Major core
MECO3603
Media, Law and Ethics
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Media Studies or 6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications
N MECO3003


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Semester 1
MECO3605
Issues in Global and Digital Media
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications or 6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications
N MECO3005


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Semester 2
Interdisciplinary project unit of study
If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
MECO3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P 72 credit points
C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December

Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
Program core
MECO3606
Media Production: Advanced Media Writing
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications and MECO1003 or 6 senior credit points in Media and Communications
N MECO3006


Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only
Semester 1