The Bachelor of Media provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for entry into the media industry. The degree has a focus on the latest developments in digital and interactive media and how these interact with traditional forms of media. Students are given the opportunity to specialise their skills through a variety of majors and elective courses. Creative media practices include writing, research and reporting, digital story-telling, radio production, and film/video production. Students can choose to take an internship with a professional media organisation of their choice and gain crucial real-world experience in the workforce. Areas of study are available in Journalism, Marketing, Media Production in Graphic Design, Game Art, Photographic Imaging, or CGI & Visual Effects. Due to course prerequisites, mid-year entrants may not be able to commence a digital production major until second year. Please note: media majors are not available in double degrees.

Course Fee:

International: $100,500

Entry Requirements:

SACE with four Stage 2 subjects including at least three 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects and a further 20 credit points from recognised studies (or Yr 12 equivalent); Selection via ATAR.


In first year, students will take core courses on the impact of new digital technologies on industry and user practices, study how internet distribution platforms are transforming the way we communicate, the role of broadcast radio and television, and creative digital story techniques. These courses combine media history and theory with the study of professional media practices. Advanced level core courses include media law, media research, global media, online democracy, professional practices, media and creative theory, and a range of options including a media industry placement. The placement, which is highly recommended, allows students to gain valuable work experience and contribute toward a project for their host organisation. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Faculty of Arts or another faculty.

Subjects you can Study:

CGI & Visual Effects; Game Art; Graphic Design; Journalism; Marketing; Media Production: Photographic Imaging

Study Pathways:

Students may apply for credit on account of studies at bachelor degree level in any area of study. All applications for credit are considered individually and on their merits by the Faculty of Arts Office.

Further information:

Study Abroad and Exchange Opportunities: The University has student exchange links with over 100 overseas institutions. Students can study overseas for one or two semesters which counts as credit towards their degree program at the University of Adelaide. In addition there are no extra tuition fees for this study. Also due to course prerequisites, mid-year entrants may not be able to commence a digital production major until second year.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 56.95 Yes Part time
North Terrace 56.95 Yes Full time 3 years

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