Bachelor of Communication - Media Arts and Production

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course prepares students for a wide range of roles in the media and cultural sectors. Students study the history, contemporary issues and theory of media and culture while developing advanced technical and conceptual skills in film, video, new media and sound. The professional areas in the degree include film, video, television, multimedia, sound, radio, performance and installation, and the interplay among these media forms. This course explores the histories, theories, practices and challenges of creative media production. Working across multiple platforms, genres and media, students develop sophisticated production skills in video, sound and digital media, and enhance their creative innovation in these areas. Students are encouraged to evolve as creative producers of media projects throughout their studies, as well as deepen their understanding and technical proficiency across media production areas. By the end of the course, students have developed a professional portfolio of creative media work.

Structure

Students must complete 144 credit points consisting of 24 credit points of core subjects, a 48-credit-point major and potential 48-credit-point second major (subject to application), and 24 credit points of cross-disciplinary electives. Students who do not meet the requirements to study the second major complete 48 credit points of electives. Students undertake practice-based learning and develop a range of media projects across moving image, sound and digital media. This occurs in every subject in the Media Arts and Production major. Students attend relevant production workshops in the use of cameras and audio and related equipment, as well as video editing, sound editing and digital software and technology. Students develop a creative media production portfolio throughout the major, culminating in the media arts project produced at the end of their studies. They may choose to supplement their learning with professional placements

Subjects

  • Communication
  • Media arts and production

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
City International: $115,200 No No information available

Further information

Career options include arts and cultural administrator, cinematographer, digital producer, director, documentary maker, editor, media artist, multimedia designer, producer, production manager, program commissioning editor, radio producer, researcher, scriptwriter, and sound designer.

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