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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications)

Unit of study table (Table A)

Media and Communications

The Media and Communications stream within the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies requires a maximum of 120 credit points from the Media and Communications table, including;
(i) A 72 credit point program in Media and Communications
(ii) 30 credit points of 4000-level advanced coursework units, or
(iii) Students with a WAM of 70 or above can choose the honours track and complete 48 credit points of honours units.

Media and Communications program

Achievement of the program in Media and Communications requires 72 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

Media studies major*

A major in Media Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level major core units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level major core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level major core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units
*This major is only available to students in the combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law degree. Where eligible students that do not complete the full 102-120 credit points from the Media and Communications table will exit with a Media Studies major.
The completion of the 48 credit points Media Studies major does not qualify students in the Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws for admission to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) and the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications)(Honours) unless students have completed the 72 credit point program in addition to other admission requirements.
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

1000-level units of study

Major core
MECO1001
Introduction to Media Studies
6    Available to BA/BAdvSt (Media and Communications), BA/BLaws (Media Studies major), and to Digital Cultures major/minor students only.
MECO1002
Media 4.0: Work and Policy
6    Available to BA/BAdvSt (Media and Communications) and to BA/BLaws (Media Studies major) students only.
Program Core
MECO1003
Principles of Media Writing
6    MECO2002
Available to BA/BAdvSt (Media and Communications), and to BA/BLaws (Media Studies major) students only.
MECO1004
Introduction to Media Production
6    Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) and BA/BLaws (Media Studies major) students only

2000-level units of study

Major core
MECO2601
Media Production: Radio and Podcasting
6    12 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications including MECO1004
MECO2001
Available to BA/BAdvSt (Media and Communications), and to BA/BLaws (Media Studies major) students only.
MECO2603
Public Relations
6    12 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications
MECO2003
Available to BA/BAdvSt (Media and Communications), and to BA/BLaws (Media Studies major) students only.
MECO2604
Telling Stories with Data
6    12 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications
Available to BA/BAdvSt (Media and Communications), and to BA/BLaws (Media Studies major) students only.
Program Core
MECO2602
Media Production: Video
6    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

3000-level units of study

Major core
MECO3603
Media, Law and Ethics
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications
MECO3003
Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
MECO3605
Issues in Global and Digital Media
6    18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications or 6 Senior credit points in Media and Communications
MECO3005
Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications), BA/BLaw students only
Program core
MECO3606
Media Production: Advanced Media Writing
6    18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications and MECO1003 or 6 senior credit points in Media and Communications
MECO3006
Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only

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.
FASS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    Completion of at least 90 credit points
FASS3333
Industry or Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
P 72 credit points