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Bachelor of Sports Media (689AA.5)
|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Arts and Design||
School of Arts and Communications
Annual fee rates
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|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|046610E||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
School of Arts and Communications
Annual fee rates
The fees shown 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. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
Be there when records are broken and tell the world
Do you want to be there to tell the story when sports history is created?
With digital technology making sports media more accessible than ever before, there’s no better time than now for you to tell the stories of sporting achievement.
The Bachelor of Sports Media at the University of Canberra will arm you with a range of skills and knowledge that will form the bedrock for your career in sports media.
This course will train you to become a working professional in print, radio, television and online journalism.
Study a Bachelor of Sports Media at UC and you will:
- learn the essential skills of a professional sports journalist
- understand the moral and ethical implications of sports coverage
- gain a stronger awareness of the many delivery platforms
- experience regular and critical practice in sports reporting.
- gain a clear insight into media practice across a range of professional and amateur sports
- develop a working knowledge and appreciation of the skills that achieve excellence in sports coverage.
Work Integrated Learning
All students are encouraged to apply for numerous sports internships with our professional sports partners in NRL, Super Rugby, W-League and WNBL. Completing an internship is an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong relationships within industry before graduating.
- professional and community sports organisations
Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
ACT: History major. NSW: Modern or Ancient History. Students completing Year 12 would be best prepared by emphasising courses in English composition and literature, history, art, media, psychology, public speaking and social sciences, including economics and graphics. Students need a keen interest in local, regional, national and international news and current affairs.
Periods course is open for new admissions
This course is not open for new admissions.
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study or work experience will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with current course rules and university policy. Credit is not permitted towards completion of a graduate certificate.
Bachelor of Sports Media (689AA) | 72 credit points
- Unit Levels: In selecting electives students should note that no more than 30 credit points at Level 1 is permitted for the entire course.Note:
- Must pass 3 credit points from anywhere in the University.
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
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|1. Produce a range of content to sports media industry standards, which includes developing the ability to initiate story ideas as well as respond to material provided by news sources. It also includes learning how to gather material, sift and sorts its newsworthiness, verify its accuracy and choose from a range of modes of presentation.||
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
|2. Demonstrate production and presentation techniques in broadcast, print and online environments to the sports media industry standard.||
|3. Demonstrate an ability to apply the journalistic and communication theories which underpin journalism practice in general and sports journalism practice in particular.||
|4. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and apply them to journalistic practice and to analysis of sport.||
|5. An understanding of the theoretical principles of communication in society.||
|6. Understand and apply media research methods to the sports media industry.||
|7. Understanding of the role of the media and of sport in society and the impact of sports journalism on public debate. In particular, understand the rapid changes currently occurring in the media industries, especially in sport.||
|8. Understand and apply the legal and ethical principles of contemporary sports journalism, including in the processes of researching news and presenting it in various forms across various media.||
|9. Experience in a professional sports journalism or media environment through a compulsory internship that will both reinforce skills and approaches learnt in a classroom and make explicit for students the gaps ¿ for good and for ill ¿ between what is learnt in a classroom and what is experienced in a newsroom.||
|10. Develop generic communication and personal presentation skills to equip graduates for success in professional life.||
|Bachelor of Sports Media||B SportsMedia|
High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Sports Studies (Honours) course.
837AA Bachelor of Sports Media/Bachelor of Laws
|Student category||Contact details|
|Prospective Domestic Students||Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)|
|Prospective International Students||Email email@example.com or Phone +61 2 6201 5342|
|Current and Commencing Students||Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727|