Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts

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, and radio and video production.
  • Gain industry experience with major media-focused organisations.

For more info

  • Bachelor of Media
  • Bachelor of Arts

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 324261
2020 CSP ATAR 68.45
2020 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 25
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Enquiries Future Students team

2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 65.4
Median ATAR to receive an offer 83.15
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.7
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 68.45
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 88.5
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
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 Pathway. 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. 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 Pathway. 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 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), 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 2019). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 324261

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020
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 61.1%
  • 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 <5 N/A
All students 18 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $12,668

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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

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Testimonial

During my degree, I discovered my passion: Philosophy. Prior to coming to university I had never studied it before, but from the first lecture I was hooked. I also reignited my love for Classics, and have loved studying that too. The BA (Adv) has not only allowed me to study what I love, but has allowed me to do so in a rigorous and deeply fulfilling manner, all the while developing my research skills and giving me the experience of a lifetime. I've made great friends and had wonderful experiences that I will cherish for a lifetime. Just do it!

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Last updated: Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021