Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts

Degree Type Double Degree
Duration 4 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324261
CRICOS 052492M

Why combine Media with Arts?  

Communication and critical thinking are key to thriving in the media industry. Studying Arts will help you develops these skills, as well as broadening your knowledge base and building creative networks.

You’ll emerge from this double degree with more to say, and equip with the tools needed to reach audiences.

What will you do?

  • Choose from South Australia’s widest range of arts majors.
  • Build advanced creative and social skills.
  • Immerse yourself in digital and interactive media, writing, research, reporting, storytelling, radio and video production.
  • Get industry experience with major media networks and outlets.

For more info

  • Bachelor of Media
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 324261
    2019 CSP ATAR 67.45
    2019 CSP IB 24
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
    Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 65.05
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 82.35
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 94.95
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 68.9
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 85.35
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.1
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. GPAs earned from non-award study within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences are also considered.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324261

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2019
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    11 57.9%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    N/A N/A
    International students N/A N/A
    All students 19 100.0%

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 052492M
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,770

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Industry Placement

    A very popular option for your third year is to take part in an internship in the arts, media, parliament or environment with over 50 industry partners. These include State Parliament and a range of public and business sector agencies, where you can use the knowledge from your university study in a practical work environment, building valuable networks and gaining experience that counts towards your degree program and prepares you for your future career.

    Potential careers

    Advertising Officer, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Animator, Anthropologist, Art Director, Arts Administrator, Author, Ministerial Adviser, Multimedia / Web Designer, Brand Marketer, Communications Officer, Community Development Officer, Parliamentary Adviser, Computer Game Designer, Curator, Data Analyst, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Producer, Development Officer, Production Assistant, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Students can study from the following areas under their Bachelor of Arts program:

    • Anthropology
    • Art History and Visual Culture
    • Chinese Studies
    • Classics
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • Economics
    • English
    • French Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Geography, Environment and Population
    • German Studies
    • History
    • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
    • Indonesian Studies
    • International Development
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • Music
    • Music Education (minor only)
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Spanish Studies
    Please note: All majors and minors are subject to Faculty confirmation in November. Please visit the Faculty of Arts for a full list of courses that comprise each area of specialisation.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 MDIA 1002
    Introduction to
    Media
    MDIA 1007
    Digital Platforms
    Arts Major
    Level I
    ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind
    MDIA 1004
    Exploring TV
    and Radio
    Media Closed Elective
    Level I or II
    Arts Major
    Level I
    Elective
    Level I
    Year 2 MDIA 2301
    Media Policy
    and Media Law
    MDIA 2302
    Media Research
    Methods
    Arts Major
    Level II
    Elective
    Level II
    MDIA 2306
    Approaches
    to Media
    MDIA 2336
    Digital Storytelling
    Arts Major
    Level II
    Elective
    Level II
    Year 3 Elective
    Level II or III        
    Elective
    Level II or III
    Arts Major
    Level III
    Arts Major
    Level III
    Elective
    Level II or III
    Media Closed Elective
    Level II or III
    Arts Major Level III
    Capstone course
    6 units
    Year 4 MDIA 3207
    Media Industry Transitions
    6 units
    Elective
    Level II or III
    Elective
    Level II or III
    MDI 3310
    Professional
    Practice
    Media Closed Elective
    Level III
    Elective
    Level II or III
    Elective
    Level II or III
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019