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Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) - ARB104

Course Code: ARB104
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362430
CRICOS Code: 095569F
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Give your media dream a sporting chance

If you love sports and telling stories in equal measure, then UC’s Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) is for you. You’ll explore the media’s role in the reporting of sport and its influence on Australian society and the broader global context.

Throughout this highly practical media course you’ll learn how to research, produce and present sports stories in text, visual and audio formats for mobile, online, social, broadcast and print media. You’ll also report on ‘live’ sporting events that often captivate the nation and the world, interview elite athletes and coaches, and host your own podcast and TV panel show.

Study a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) at UC and you will:

  • evaluate the public interest and cultural importance of sports journalism
  • produce insightful and engaging reporting that demonstrates an understanding of the Australian and global sporting landscape
  • instinctively adapt sports journalism concepts and skills to diverse media and corporate environments
  • critically apply knowledge and judgement in the production of multimedia sports content in fast-paced environments.

Work Integrated Learning

Exclusive Work Integrated Learning opportunities exist thanks to the course’s distinctive location in Canberra and relationships with professional sporting clubs and organisations. You’ll undertake a compulsory six-month internship as both a digital media producer for a sporting organisation, and as a sports journalist in a media newsroom. Previous internship hosts have included the Canberra Times, Canberra Raiders, ACT Brumbies, Capital Football, Basketball ACT, Fox Sports, Cricket ACT and AFL Canberra.

You’ll graduate career-ready with an exceptional portfolio of published work, including news stories, videos, podcasts, photography and even your own website. Past sports media graduates have found employment with companies including FIFA, Swimming Australia, ABC Grandstand, ABC TV news, Cricket Australia, Sky Sports, Cycling Australia, Fairfax Media and Netball Australia, among many others.

Career opportunities

  • Sports journalist (newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online)
  • Digital media producer
  • Sports communications officer
  • Sports marketing officer
  • Sports editor
  • Media adviser

Course-specific information

We offer a range of short and longer term international study and internship opportunities which count as credit towards your degree.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in research, we provide a clear pathway to the Master of Communication degree.

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 FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) BComm&Media (SportsMedia)

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $27,700

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.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Evaluate the public interest and cultural importance of sports journalism. 2. UC graduates are global citizens:
2.1 Think globally about issues in their profession;
2.2 Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.3 Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.4 Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.5 Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
2.6 Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Produce insightful and engaging reporting that demonstrates an understanding of the Australian and global sporting landscape. 2. UC graduates are global citizens:
2.1 Think globally about issues in their profession;
2.2 Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.3 Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.4 Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.5 Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
2.6 Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

3. UC graduates are lifelong learners:
3.1 Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.2 Be self-aware;
3.3 Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 Evaluate and adopt new technology.
Reflexively adapt sports journalism concepts and skills to diverse media and corporate environments. 1. UC graduates are professional:
1.1 Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.2 Communicate effectively;
1.3 Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.4 Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
1.5 Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
1.6 Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

2. UC graduates are global citizens:
2.1 Think globally about issues in their profession;
2.2 Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.3 Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.4 Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.5 Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
2.6 Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Critically apply knowledge and judgment in the production of multi-media sports content in fast-paced environments. 1. UC graduates are professional:
1.1 Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.2 Communicate effectively;
1.3 Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.4 Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
1.5 Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
1.6 Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

3. UC graduates are lifelong learners:
3.1 Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.2 Be self-aware;
3.3 Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
3.4 Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

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

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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