The Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours) is a one-year advanced undergraduate degree for high-achieving students, designed for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in Media Arts (or cognate area) and wish to extend their critical and creative skills in media arts contexts. It enables students to advance their knowledge by developing a significant practice-led research project.Graduates develop a detailed understanding of the relationship between theory and practice in contemporary media arts contexts, providing pathways to higher-degree research programs such as a Master of Fine Arts or PhD, as well as a range of careers in the arts, media and cultural sectors.

Program Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Animator and 3D artist
  • Digital publishing and communications specialist
  • Art and advertising director
  • Film and television producer
  • Visual effects and post-production designer
  • Media strategist
  • Sound designer

Entry requirements

Students must have completed the UNSW Bachelor of Media Arts or other cognate recognised Level 7 qualification.

Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher (or equivalent) in the relevant Level 7 qualification prior to entry. Entry is subject to resources and the approval of the Deputy Head of School, Art.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the UNSW Apply Online portal. For information on the application process and requirements please contact the UNSW Art & Design Student Centre at artdesign@unsw.edu.au.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 1 \

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

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