Bachelor of Arts major in Media, Culture and Communication
DURATION: 2 years fast track or 3 years full-time
ENTRY POINTS: March/July/November
The Bachelor of Arts allows you a high level of flexibility to choose one or more majors from a variety of study areas across the University.
Media units are designed to provide a theoretical foundation for the understanding of the media and its production.
Major studies include Australian media studies and media theory. Other related studies include analysis and research, public relations and theories of writing.
The Bachelor of Arts is suitable for students who want the flexibility to study a range of areas within one degree. The major in Cultural Studies equips students with generic skills in critical thinking, independent research and teamwork as well as providing them with an understanding of cultural differences. The major in Media at MQC is suitable for students who wish to focus on media theory and who do not wish to study production subjects.
Bachelor of Arts graduates have skills sought after by employers including critical analysis and high-level communication skills. Graduates work in a diverse range of areas including in government and industry administration, publishing and editing, journalism, arts policy/administration, public relations and advertising.
No assumed knowledge, prerequisites or recommended studies.
English language requirements:
- IELTS (Academic English only): Minimum 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each section
- TOEFL (paper based test): Minimum 580 overall, with 53 Listening, 52 Reading, 59 Structure/ Written Expression, 5.0 TWE
- TOEFL (computer based test): Minimum 237 overall, with 19 Listening, 19 Reading, 25 Structure/Writing
- TOEFL (internet based test): Minimum 92 overall, with 18 Listening, 17 Reading, 22 Writing, 22 Speaking.
Sample unit guidelines
The table below is a sample of units available in the majors of Cultural Studies and in Media.
General requirements for major in Media:
■ Minimum number of credit points required for the degree: 68
■ Maximum number of credit points at 200 level; 38; and
■ Minimum number of credit points at 300 level: 18 with Commerce designation
■ Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Arts
■ Complete a designated People unit
■ Complete a designated Planet unit
To gain a well rounded knowledge of media studies, students are required to complete
■ 3 Credit Points from 100 level MAS units (3)
■ 6 Credit Points from 200 level MAS units (6)
■ 9 Credit Points from 300 level MAS units (9)
■ 3 Credit Points from either 100, 200, or 300 level MAS unit
■ 3 Credit Points MAS 316 Media Futures (3)
Students can select from a variety of units that are offered each semester. These units can be selected during the enrolment period.
|100 level|| || || |
|BUSL100||Global Legal Frameworks for a Sustainable Planet||3||100|
|HRM107||Introduction to Human Resources||3||100|
|ICOM100||Introduction to International Communication||3||100|
|MAS105||Media Cultures|| || |
| ||Total ||18|| |
|200 level|| || || |
|CUL223||Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style||3||200|
|ICOM201||International Television and beyond||3||200|
|ICOM202||International Communication Campaigns||3||200|
|MAS203||News and Current Affairs||3||200|
|MAS205||Introduction to the Cinema||3||200|
|MAS215||Theories of Writing for the Media||3||200|
| ||Total ||27|| |
|300 level|| || || |
|CUL321||Unassimilable Bodies: UnAustralian Cultural Studies||3||300|
|CUL323||Ways of Reading||3||300|
|CUL324||Multimedia: The Poetics||3||300|
|of New Media|
|ICOM301||Global knowledge Society||3||300|
|ICOM303||Writing for International Business and Finance||3||300|
|ICOM304||International Media Policy||3||300|
|MAS304||Screens, Images, Ideas||3||300|
| ||Total ||24|| |
| || || || |
|Total credit points||69|| |
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