The UNSW BMedia (C&J) can be completed full-time in Single mode (normally 3 years), or in Dual mode (the equivalent of two years full-time study) or part-time. The basic requirements of the program are simple. The BMedia (C&J) has a depth component and a breadth component. If you are enrolled in Single mode you do both the depth and breadth component while in Dual mode you only complete the depth component.If you study in either the single or doublemode, you will complete:1. 36 UOC of Media Studies core and prescribed electives2. 60 UOC of Communication and Journalism core and prescribed electivesIf you study in single mode, you will also complete:1. An optional home minor stream of 24 UOC (four courses) selected from the list of UNSW BA approved home minor streams2. 12 UOC of Free Electives (two courses) which can be taken within or outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences3. 12 UOC of General Education (two courses) which must be taken outside of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- An optional external minor stream of 24-36 UOC (four to six courses) selected from the list of UNSW BA approved external minor streams*
- 12 - 24 UOC of Free Electives (four courses) including at least 12 UOC taken within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
*An external minor satisfies the 12 UOC of General Education required in the single program.
Please refer to the list of optional minors under "Area(s) of Specialisation”.
1. 12 UOC of Arts & Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (two courses) of any other courses offered from within Arts and Social Sciences
2. 24 UOC of Free Electives (four courses) which can be taken within or outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
3. 12 UOC of General Education (two courses) which must be taken outside of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Dual mode is available only in 3475 International Studies/Media (Communication & Journalism), 3465 Music/Media (Communication & Journalism), 3466 Music (Honours)/Media (Communication & Journalism) and 4753 Media (Communication & Journalism)/Law.
- Communications officer
- Digital marketer
Students in the Bachelor of Media in Communication and Journalism can gain relevant practical experience in a number of ways.
- third year portfolio project or media internship
- elective internship through the Arts & Social Sciences Vocational Placement (Internship) course
- elective production courses from a wide range of faculties across UNSW, including Art & Design, Built Environment, Computing Science, and Engineering
- use of advanced multimedia labs, digital video production, post production facilities, animation and audio studios for relevant courses
Overseas exchange program
You don't have to choose between overseas travel and study - you can do both! Spend a term overseas at a partner university and receive credit towards your Bachelor of Media degree at UNSW.
UNSW has over 200 partner universities in over 38 countries.
A year-long honours program is available for high achieving students in the Bachelor of Media in Communication and Journalism.
Honours is an intensive study program that provides the opportunity to engage in specialised research, to further develop analytical skills and expand your graduate options.