The Bachelor of Media Arts is an exciting opportunity for you to combine practical skills in Media, with a theoretical grounding in a related discipline, with connections to different industries or employment areas
In the practical element of the degree you take both Screen topics and Digital Media topics. This includes topics in making short films, including pre-production, production and post-production. You’ll learn how to research and write your scripts, shoot your footage, and then edit it into the final production. In the Digital Media component topics are available in multimedia, digital graphic design, 3D animation and effects, and creating interactive media. Other topics in screen and media will help you understand how the creative industries work, including issues related to audiences, media policy, TV and gender.
There are seven related ‘option’ areas, in which you can select to study a minimum of 5 topics, all of which have connections to different pathways**:
- Creative Writing: develop writing skills that are able to be applied to a range of creative and professional contexts.
- Drama: understand the performing arts, including plays, playwrights and directors. You can also audition for the performance stream, the Drama Workshop
- Business: develop business skills, including those in marketing, entrepreneurship and account, to help you with your business future
- International Studies: for those looking to apply their media skills to areas with an international focus, in the public and private sectors.
- Information Technology: for those interested in developing computing and programming skills, an excellent companion to work that can be done in Digital Media
- Public Policy: there are numerous pathways in the public sector for those with an understanding of media theory and practice, including in local, state and federal government offices.
- Tourism: there are many synergies between tourism and screen and media, including travel shows and documentaries, to marketing and interpretation. This option covers topics such as tour guiding, festivals and event’s, and tourism management.
** Note, these areas are given as example. General screen and media skills have a broad range of industries and jobs in which they can be used. Employment outcomes are often linked to range of factors, including industry contacts that students develop themselves.
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