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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production - 988AA

Course Code: 988AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Communication and Media
Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice
UAC Code: 362084
CRICOS Code: 065739G
ATAR 65
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Imagine unleashing your artistic side. As a career.

Do you dream of a creatively fulfilling career as a Cinematographer, Multimedia Designer, Scriptwriter or Production Manager? This course will allow you to channel your artistic side towards a practical, cutting-edge career in the film, television, radio or multi-media sectors.

Enrich your career opportunities by creating advanced works spanning the likes of drama, documentaries, commercials, music videos and interactive pieces (hello, 3D animation). With over 50 electives to choose from (from all faculties of the University), you’ll be conceptualising your own career masterpiece in no time.

Combine a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production at UC and you will:

  • develop a broad understanding of Media Production practices, technical literacy and workflows
  • develop advanced skills in and knowledge of one or more media production techniques and the ability to further develop your skills and knowledge within the area of Media Arts and Production
  • be able to demonstrate your analytical and creative skills within a problem solving context and develop communication skills for sharing ideas and working in teams
  • be creative and responsible in the application of your acquired knowledge and skills as you respond to a changing media production landscape.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production graduates in the film, television and multi-media sectors, including as a:

  • Arts and Cultural Administrator
  • Cinematographer
  • Digital Producer
  • Director
  • Documentary Maker
  • Editor
  • Media Artist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Program Commissioning Editor
  • Radio Producer
  • Researcher
  • Scriptwriters
  • Sound Designer

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's admissions committee.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email artsanddesign.enquiries@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 2570 or 6206 3887

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts BA
Bachelor of Media Arts and Production B MediaA&Prod

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Media Arts and Production Bachelor of Arts

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 CSP $23,740
2018 CSP $25,400

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

Refer to individual courses.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
To provide students with a flexible preparation for many areas of vocational and professional employment, as well as the broad perspective required for informed citizenship through an in-depth understanding of three discipline areas.

The course aims to equip students with a range of skills necessary for being an independent thinker, and to improve your ability to deal confidently and effectively with complex reasoning, argumentation and divergent thinking.

Further, the course aims to develop students' capacities to analyse and evaluate complex arguments, to construct strong and convincing arguments and to communicate those arguments effectively. It also aims to develop skills needed for idea generation and creative problem solving.

The course provides foundation units in the first year to develop all the essential generic skills as listed in the UC Generic Skills Policy.

The UC Generic Skills are also developed across the three Majors. While some units in some Majors focus on a few of the Generic Skills, by the completion of a Major, all the skills have been developed. These skills are developed in a general (Foundation units) and discipline specific way (Majors and Open Electives).

The course also provides open electives from any discipline within the University of Canberra.
1. Communication:
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

2. Analysis and inquiry:
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
3. Problem solving:
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

4. Working independently and with others:
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

5. Professionalism and social responsibility:
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Broad understanding of Media Production practices, technical literacy and workflows. Analysis and inquiry
Advanced skills in and knowledge of one or more media production techniques, and the ability to further develop skill and knowledge within Media Arts and Production. Problem solving;
Analysis and inquiry
Demonstrated analytical and creative skills within a problem solving context and have developed communication skills for sharing ideas and working in teams. Working independently and with others;
Communication
Creative and responsible in their application of their acquired knowledge and skills as they respond to a changing media production landscape. Problem solving;
Professionalism and social responsibility

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Communication; Diploma of Communication Extended; Diploma of International Studies; Diploma of International Studies Extended.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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