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Bachelor of Applied Media (BAPM) - BAppMed

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Springfield campus: 929651

CRICOS code (International applicants): 059207J

This program is offered to continuing students only. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should consider the Bachelor of Creative Arts .

 On-campus*
Semester intake:No new admissions
Campus:Springfield 
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:3 years full-time, 6 years part-time 
Footnotes
*Some of the majors are available in external mode only.

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Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
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Program aims

The Bachelor of Applied Media is designed to foster interaction between multidisciplinary developers, educators and the media industry in understanding, and contributing to, the rapid evolution of media broadcast products. It aims to produce graduates who are equipped to identify, analyse and produce media related product in both private and public sectors. This program aims to produce a graduate of high academic and professional standard who is capable of successfully competing for employment in a relevant profession and pursuing career development in this discipline or other related areas. The Bachelor of Applied Media seeks to develop critical, articulate, creative students by offering a range of majors and minor studies in disciplines that meet industry demand.

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Program objectives

On successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate strong communication skills

  • understand the concepts, processes and procedures relevant to media related industries

  • identify and evaluate the environments within which media is conducted

  • identify information needs appropriate to their studies and apply the techniques required to gather and impart such information

  • identify, analyse and solve problems in several public and private areas of media by selecting and using appropriate media applications

  • apply methods, concepts and theories to the creation of media projects

  • evaluate the outcomes of media projects

  • act within the ethos of professional media practice

  • have knowledge of at least one associated discipline.


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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:


Students who have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Screen (Film and Television), or other media-associated Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE (or other accredited provider) may be granted advanced standing – see Credit.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Applied Media consists of 24 courses. All students must complete core studies - 16 courses taken over three years and either:

  • a Specialisation Major - 8 courses, or

  • two minor studies of 4 courses each - 8 courses, or

  • one minor study - 4 courses and 4 electives – 4 courses


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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

The Bachelor of Applied Media core courses are as follows:

Course  Year  Semester - On-campus (ONC) 
MMS1003  
MEA2000  
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship   1,2,3 
MMS1012  
MMS1013  
MMS1011  
MMS2023  
MMS2021  
MMS2022  
MMS2031 Short Narrative Production 
MMS2011  
MMS3012  
MMS3024  
MMS3026  
MMS3021 Experimental Media Production 
MMS3010  

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Major studies

In addition to the Core Studies all students must choose to complete either an 8 course Specialisation Major or, alternatively, students may choose to study two 4 course Minor Sequences instead or a 4 course minor and 4 electives.

Specific majors

In this section:

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Creative Media (including Multimedia)

Course  Mode  Semester  
MEA1000   ONL 
CSC1401 Foundation Programming  ONL  1,2,3 
CSC2408 Software Development Tools  ONL 
CSC2406 Web Technology 1   ONL 
MEA1004   ONL 
MEA2005   ONL 
MEA2004   ONL 
BCA3002   ONL 

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English Literature

Course  Mode  Semester  
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature  ONC, ONL  1,3 
ENL1001 Australian Stories  ONC, ONL 
ENL2002   ONC 
ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over Time   ONC, ONL 
ENL3005 The Australian Novel 1975-2010  ONC, ONL 
ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great Books  ONL 
ENL3000 Modernism  ONC, ONL 
HMT3001 Independent Study Project A  ONL 

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Journalism

Course  Mode  Semester 
JRN1020 Journalism Practice Formerly JRN1000: Students who have completed JRN1000 should not enrol in JRN1020.  ONC, ONL  2, 3 (Year 1) 
JRN2000 News Reporting  ONC, ONL  1 (Year 1) 
JRN2006 Media Law and Ethics Formerly JRN3006: Students who have successfully completed JRN3006 should not enrol in JRN2006.  ONC, ONL  1 (Year 2) 
JRN2001 Photojournalism and Editorial Design  ONC, ONL  2 (Year 1) 
JRN2002 Radio Journalism  ONC, ONL  2 (Year 3) 
JRN1010 News Literacy Formerly JRN2010: Students who have successfully completed JRN2010 should not enrol in JRN1010.  ONC  1 (Year 3) 
JRN3001 Online Journalism  ONC, ONL  2 (Year 3) 
JRN3003 Feature Writing  ONC, ONL  1 (Year 3) 

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Theatre

Course  Mode  Semester  
THE1001 Theatre in Context 1: Sophocles to Shakespeare  ONC, ONL 
THE1002 Theatre in Context 2: Bourgeois to Broken  ONC, ONL 
THE2002   ONL 
THE2003 Children's and Young People's Theatre  ONC, ONL 
THS2006 Pre-Renaissance Drama*  ONL 
THE2007 Shakespearean Theatre: Then and Now *OR  ONL 
THE2008 Modern Drama: Plays in-between#  ONC, ONL 
BCA3002   ONL 
BCA3001 BCA Project B  ONL 

Footnotes
*Offered in odd years
#Offered in even years

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Visual Arts

Course  Mode  Semester  
VSA1000 Introduction to Art Theory  ONL  1,3 
VSA1003 Soft Architecture  ONC, ONL 
VSA2000 Perspectives in Contemporary Art  ONC, ONL (Arts Management only) 
VSA2001 Artists, Works and Processes  ONC, ONL (Arts Management only) 
VSA1021   ONL (Arts Management only) 
BCA3002   ONL (Arts Management only) 
VSA3021 Contemporary Art Theory 1  ONC, ONL 
VSA3022 Contemporary Art Theory 2  ONC, ONL 

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Tourism Management

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Mode  Semester 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  ONC  1, 2 
TOU1003 Tourism Management  ONC 
TOU2008 Ecotourism  ONL 
TOU2009 Cultural Tourism  ONC 
MKT2012 Services Marketing  ONC 
MGT3001 Global Management  ONC 
TOU3010 Event Management  ONC 
Select 1 of the following courses:     
BUS3000   ONC  2 ,3 
MKT3001 Marketing Research  ONC 
MKT3007 Marketing Strategy  ONC 

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Marketing

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Mode  Semester 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  ONC  1, 2 
MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour   ONC 
MKT2001 Marketing Communications  ONC 
MKT2002 Global Marketing  ONC 
MKT2004 Marketing Channels  ONC  2  
MKT2012 Services Marketing  ONC 
MKT3001 Marketing Research  ONC  1  
MKT3007 Marketing Strategy  ONC 

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Education

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Mode  Semester 
EDC1200   ONC  1  
EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth - 12 years)  ONC 
EDC1300 The Collaborative Educator  ONC  2  
EDX1250 Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy 1: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts  ONC 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum Studies 1  ONC 
EDC2200 First Nations Education  ONC 
EDC2400 Educating Learners with Special Needs Across Contexts  ONC 
EDC2300 Assessment Practices for Secondary  ONC  2  

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Minor Studies

Students may take the minor studies path instead of the Specialisation Major. Option Studies are designed to enable students to widen their knowledge and perspectives across a range of disciplines. The purpose of the minor study sequence is to provide the student with the opportunity to bring skills and knowledge from a broader range of disciplinary approaches to underpin their applied media practice and careers. Courses must be taken over two levels. If a minor/Option study path is preferred, the student is required to choose two of the minor sequences as a substitute for the major from:

  • the list of courses available on the Springfield campus below; or

  • another minor studied externally from Toowoomba campus.


Communication and Media Studies minor

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies  S1 ONC, ONL 
CMS2017 Television: History, Texts and Industry  S1 ONC, ONL 
CMS2018 Cultural Industries - Cultural Economies  S2 ONC, ONL 
CMS2019 Global Hollywood  S1 ONC, ONL 

Creative Media minor

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
MEA1000   S1 ONL 
MEA1004   S2 ONL 
MEA2005   S1 ONL 
MEA2004   S2 ONL 

English Literature minor

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature  S1 ONC; S3 ONL 
ENL1001 Australian Stories  S2 ONC, ONL 
ENL2002   S1 ONC 
ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over Time  S2 ONC, ONL 

History minor

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE  S1 ONC, ONL 
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History  S1 ONC, ONL 
HIS1003   S2 ONC, ONL 
HIS2001   S1 ONC, ONL 

Journalism minor
Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
JRN1020 Journalism Practice Formerly JRN1000: Students who have completed JRN1000 should not enrol in JRN1020.  S2 ONC, ONL; S3 ONL 
JRN2000 News Reporting  S1 ONC, ONL 
JRN2001 Photojournalism and Editorial Design  S2 ONC, ONL 
JRN3003 Feature Writing  S1 ONC, ONL 

Theatre minor

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
THE1001 Theatre in Context 1: Sophocles to Shakespeare  S1 ONC, ONL 
THE1002 Theatre in Context 2: Bourgeois to Broken  S2 ONC, ONL 
THE1003 Political and Community Theatre  S2 ONC, ONL 
THE2003 Children's and Young People's Theatre  S1 ONC, ONL 

Visual Arts minor

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
VSA2000 Perspectives in Contemporary Art  S1 ONC, ONL 
VSA1000 Introduction to Art Theory  S1,3 ONL 
VSA1001 Contemporary Art Practice 1  S2 ONL (Arts Management only) 
BCA3002   S1 ONL 

Public Relations minor

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
PRL1002 Principles and Practice of Public Relations  S1 ONC, ONL  
PRL1003   S2 ONL 
PRL2003 Writing for Public Relations  S1 ONC, ONL  
PRL2001 Issues and Crisis Management  S2 ONC, ONL 

Tourism Management minor

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
TOU1003 Tourism Management  S1 ONC  
TOU2008 Ecotourism  S1 ONL 
TOU3010 Event Management  S2 ONC  
TOU2009 Cultural Tourism  S2 ONC  

Marketing minor

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  S1,2 ONC  
MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour  S2 ONC  
MKT2002 Global Marketing  S1 ONC  
Select one other course from the Marketing major in the BBUS Bachelor of Business (subject to enrolment requirements).   

Education minor

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth - 12 years)  S1 ONC  
EDC1200   S1, S3 ONC  
EDC1300 The Collaborative Educator  S2, S3 ONC  
EDC2200 First Nations Education  S2, S3 ONC 

Psychology minor

Please note that courses are subject to change as new courses become available at Springfield campus.

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer  
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A  S1 ONC, ONL; S3 ONL 
PSY1101 Critical Thinking  S1 ONC, ONL 
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B  S2 ONC, ONL; S2 ONC, ONL 
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology  S2 ONC, ONL; S3 ONL 

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IT requirements

Access to high-level computers is necessary as computers play an important role in the studying and learning process, especially in media related fields where digital technology has superseded analogue traditions. Students are strongly encouraged to make use of up-to-date computer technology in a number of ways to facilitate learning, and in the production of assessment material. Some courses require substantial access to a computer because computer software is integral to the material being taught in the course. On-campus students will access appropriately equipped laboratories, but should consider acquisition of their own computer.

Additionally, students are required to purchase an External 7200 rpm Hard Drive with Firewire in their first semester, first year. This hardware will be necessary for use over the duration of the three years (full-time) of the degree course.

The University is installing a wireless network for students' computers. In order to take advantage of this facility and further enhance their on-campus learning environment, students should consider purchasing a notebook/laptop computer with wireless connectivity.

External students should be able to access a computer with the following minimum standards as advised by the University. All students should have access to email and the Internet via a computer running the latest versions of Internet web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Credit

  • Students with prior industry experience and/or previous related study may apply for consideration for credit

  • In particular, students who have completed the Advanced Diploma of Screen (Film and Television) or the Diploma of Screen (Film and Television) from a TAFE (or other accredited provider) may apply for credit of up to 8 core courses as per AQF agreement. All requests for further credit above the agreed 8 units will be considered on a case by case basis and responses directed by the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. The Faculty is not obliged to grant further credit above the 8 units but is able to do so if it believes there are demonstrated grounds for doing so.


Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus only

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Given the program structure information, students should plan their enrolment making sure that they have fulfilled all core, major, minor and elective requirements. Enrolment requirements must be satisfied before enrolling in a course.

As a guide, full-time students should plan to undertake eight courses per year or four units per semester. For further details, see above under Program Structure.

Courses in the core studies are only offered on-campus and follow a strict pre-requisite pattern. While most courses in the specialisation major, minor, and elective studies are on-campus a small number are only offered externally at this time.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

First Year

MMS1003 11
MEA2000 11
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship*11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Course from Specialisation major, Minor study or elective11
MMS1012 12
MMS1013 12
MMS1011 12
Course from Specialisation major, Minor study or elective12

Second Year

MMS2021 21
MMS2023 21
Course from Specialisation major, Minor study or elective21
Course from Specialisation major, Minor study or elective21
MMS2022 22
MMS2031 Short Narrative Production22
MMS2011 22
Course from Specialisation major, Minor study or elective22

Third Year

MMS3012 31
MMS3026 31
MMS3024 31
Course from Specialisation major, Minor study or elective31
MMS3021 Experimental Media Production32
MMS3010 32
Course from Specialisation major, Minor study or elective32
Course from Specialisation major, Minor study or elective32

Footnotes
*Students who have completed CMS1009 Communication in Academic and Professional Contexts cannot enrol in CMS1000.