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Bachelor of Arts (Contemporary Media Studies)

Summary
Bachelor of Arts Major Contemporary Media Studies (BART)
  • CRICOS: 009258A

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
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Benefit from lecturer networks

If you want to learn more about the way we communicate and the effect the media has on our world, the Bachelor of Arts (Contemporary Media Studies) is for you.

This degree combines the study of communication theory with the development of communications skills. You will analyse the areas of language, film, television, culture and social media, while learning about interpersonal, group and mass communication, as well as communication in multicultural societies.

Learn from lecturers with decades of experience in mass communication fields and benefit from their networks of contacts in the media and public relations industries.

Communication and media studies will prepare you for a career in public relations, communication policy, management, administration, arts and culture industries, media, teaching and community development.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 2 x 8-unit major
16
plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
4
Total 24

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 1 x 8-unit major
8
plus 3 x 4-unit minors or 2 x 4-unit minors plus 4 x approved courses
12
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 22880
On-campus AUD 25600

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

Find out more about assumed knowledge.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 009258A

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study. 
 

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.