Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

303780 v.3 Bachelor of Arts


Course CRICOS Code: 033861D
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 3 Years


This course is designed for those intending to explore, practically and critically, the questions and opportunities that arise at the intersection of media, information and new communications technologies. It combines a commitment to publicly recognised professional outcomes, scholarly creativity and technological skills with intellectually demanding academic study. Study is undertaken of the history, theory, ethics and criticism of the various practices, institutions and discourses that constitute the field of media, communication and information. Students select one major from: Film and Television; Internet Studies; Journalism; Librarianship and Corporate Information Management or Media Studies.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites


Specific Requirements

While not a formal requirement for entry, students are encouraged to have basic computing skills. STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q. Those studying the Internet Studies or Librarianship and Corporate Information Management major are expected to have regular and reliable Internet access.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Qualified library technicians are eligible for substantial recognition of prior learning in the Librarianship and Corporate Information Management major.

Duration and Availability

The course is three years full-time or equivalent part-time study. Some units, including the school's core units, are available in a flexible mode and can be studied off-campus or with limited campus attendance - the Librarianship and Corporate Information Management and Internet Studies majors are fully available to external students. This requires regular and reliable Internet access. Other units involve hands-on production work in radio, print and television journalism, and film and television production and students may need to make a substantial time commitment on-campus, sometimes outside normal business hours.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

303570 v.3   Journalism Major   600.0
303583 v.3   Media Studies Major   600.0
303574 v.3   Internet Studies Major   600.0
303579 v.3   Film and Television Major   600.0
303575 v.4   Librarianship and Corporate Information Management Major   600.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y   Y  
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y   Y  

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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