University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts and Production) / Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

This degree combines a professional degree with immersion in another language and culture, enhancing professional training and career options. The combined course seeks to augment the value of media arts and production by broadening awareness and understanding of another language and culture. 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.


This course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis. Students must complete 240 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), 24 credit points of cross-disciplinary electives and a 96-credit-point country major choice. Students who do not meet the requirements to study the second major complete elective subjects.


  • A typical course program for students commencing in Autumn session with the Germany major as the chosen international studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005
  • the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major. All students choose a second major stream when enrolling in their first session. This 16-credit-point stream consists of two major subjects from another major. Students can choose any second major (excluding Media Arts and Production) and, subject to meeting criteria, they can apply to continue with their chosen second major (the remaining 32 credit points, i.e. another four subjects). Students who choose not to continue with their second major choice or who do not meet the eligibility criteria, continue in their course by choosing 32 credit points of electives (i.e. four subjects).

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. 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. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.


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.

Further information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on: Telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222

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