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Bachelor of Media Arts and Production - 985AA

Course Code: 985AA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 363053
CRICOS Code: 065642F
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Express your creativity with a degree in media arts and production

Media arts and production is about understanding the many media formats that exist today and learning how to create relevant content by knowing how and why they work. This degree is a balanced, professionally-oriented program of practical production work combined with analytical study. You will develop your technical and conceptual skills and engage with new forms of media production enabled by the latest technologies.

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

  • take part in a balanced program of advanced practical production work and analytical study
  • gain all the benefits of an integrated approach covering cinematography, digital film and video production, sound, networked and interactive media, motion graphics and 2D and 3D animation
  • be  taught by leading lecturers and tutors with real industry experience
  • learn how creative production works in a  dynamic cultural and industrial context
  • acquire the tools, skills and credibility to enter the media industry
  • join a hands-on dynamic environment, which is genuinely adaptable and responsive to what is evolving and emerging in the rapidly changing media and arts world.

Work integrated learning

You will make full use of our digital cinema work flow to put your theoretical knowledge into practice. Resources include: full HD cameras and lenses, professional tripods and dollies, lighting equipment, location sound recording mixers microphones and booms, studio and set construction facilities, blue screen studio and compositing software, professional editing and colour grading software.

Career opportunities

  • Running a media company
  • Producing television and documentaries
  • Making movies to music videos
  • Creating high end 3D animation
  • Editing and recording
  • Producing content for webs sites and apps

Course specific information

  • Standard entry to this course is by ATAR score however you can also apply via portfolio entry:


Bruce Current and Commencing Students
Email or Phone 1300 301 727
TAFE-QLD Brisbane Current and Commencing Students
Email or Phone 13 72 48
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee.

Applicants for TAFE Queensland in Semester 2 2018 should note that admission is only open to students who are articulating with a 1 year Diploma.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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


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

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



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
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 proudction landscape. - Problem solving
- Professionalism and social responsibility

Course Duration

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


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours).

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

988AA Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production 992AA Bachelor of Arts in International Studies / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production 998AA Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal

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