Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Creative Arts

Why combine Media with Creative Arts?  

The media and creative arts industries are intimately linked, with each supporting and fuelling the other. This new double degree—unique in South Australia—will give you complementary capability in both.

Each program combines a solid core of theoretical and real-world industry knowledge with extensive hands-on production skills. You will also have significant scope and flexibility to tailor course selections to suit your creative interests and career aspirations.

You’ll graduate well equipped to launch your career and take advantage of strong predicted employment growth in both industries.


What will you do?

  • Build advanced creative and social skills.
  • Take production courses focusing on digital and interactive media, storytelling, reporting, music, radio and video production.
  • See behind the scenes of a major arts event through our partnership with the Adelaide Festival.
  • Study theory in your areas of interest, from philosophy and ethics to art history and visual cultures.
  • Gain valuable work experience with media organisations and the creative arts industry.

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Please note: This degree program contains some courses with practical elements where on-campus attendance is required.  If you are student in this program and unable to attend campus, please contact the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics for enrolment advice.



  • Take your concept from idea to reality and influence the world
  • Kickstart your career with real industry experience
  • Curate your creative future at SA's #1 uni for Arts and Humanities

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 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 further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 354461, 324261
2022 CSP ATAR 67.85
2022 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 25
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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.
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 2023. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2023 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2022 or 2021), 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 2021). 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: 354461, 324261

2022 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 71.25
Median ATAR to receive an offer 87.7
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 94.15
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 74.25
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 91.35
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 95.3
Minimum eligibility score 65
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2022
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)
N/A N/A
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
<5 N/A
  • 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)
<5 N/A
International students N/A N/A
All students 6 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $12,400

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Careers

Potential careers

3D Animator, Actor, Advertising Officer, Advertising Strategist, Market Research Analyst, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Animator, Marketing Associate, App Developer, Marketing Officer, Marketing Planner, Art Director, Art Gallery Education Officer, Art Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Arts Administrator, Arts Educator, Arts Management, Asset Manager, Author, ...

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Testimonial

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022