Gain audio, visual and digital production skills that will equip you to stay at the leading edge of Australian and international media industries.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Bachelor of Media
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
3 Year(s)

Overview

UNSW’s Bachelor of Media in Screen and Sound Production is a three-year full-time (or six-year part-time) university degree that will prepare you for a career in sound production, video production, animation, film, and online games.

With an emphasis on conceptual knowledge and professional skills, you’ll be equipped to stay at the leading edge of Australian and international media industries.

Key features

Hands-on learning with the latest technology

You’ll learn using the latest video cameras, audio recorders, microphones, lights, dollies and gimbals, as well as advanced editing software. As you practice you’ll build a portfolio of audio-visual work to leverage professionally.

You’ll have access to advanced multimedia labs, digital video production and post-production facilities, animation and audio production studios. This includes our unique Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab, which has a system of computer-controlled amplification for the perfect sound environment.

Industry experience

Through work experience and internships, you’ll gain industry-based experience in film and television, animation or sound production.

Our students have completed industry internships with television, music and sound production agencies, including Network Ten – Studio 10, SBS, Universal Music Australia, Creative Creations and Sonar Sounds.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience and build your portfolio through UNSW’s student led digital news website, Newsworthy

 A community with difference

Our diverse team of academics are award-winning animators, filmmakers, scriptwriters, sound artists and game researchers. They’ll guide you in the latest research and theory, giving you an in-depth understanding of the past, present and future of the media industries.

When you join our community, you’ll become part of a diverse network who will support and challenge you as you explore concepts across the arts, media and humanities, and build industry connections.

Why study at UNSW?

  • We rank in the global top 50 for media (QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • Practice in state-of-the-art production spaces
  • Be supported by our diverse, open and inclusive Arts, Design & Architecture community.
  • Learn through research-informed teaching
  • Prioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2020.
  • Benefit from strong industry links and partnerships
  • Access world class alumni connections
  • Join a global top 50 university (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
Program Code
3438
CRICOS Code
080064K
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
422720
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
144
Indicative Enrolments
231

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Entry requirements

2021 Lowest Selection Rank
80
2021 A levels
13
2021 IB Diploma
29
2021 Lowest ATAR
73.25
    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Pathway programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide a seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Program structure

The Bachelor of Media in Screen and Sound Production consists of 24 courses and can be completed in three-years full-time.       

The program includes:

  • 3 Media core courses
  • 1 Film Studies foundation course
  • 1 Media Studies foundation course
  • 5 Screen & Sound Production electives
  • 3 Media electives
  • 2 Prescribed faculty electives
  • 3 Film electives
  • 6 Electives/ general education courses

Study areas

    • Film Studies
    • Art History and Theory
    • Arts and Social Sciences
    • Asian Studies
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Australian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Advanced Chinese Studies
    • Global Development
    • Criminology
    • Creative Writing
    • Economics
    • English
    • Environmental Humanities
    • European Studies
    • Film Studies
    • French Studies
    • Advanced French Studies
    • Geographical Studies
    • Geography
    • German Studies
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • History
    • International Business
    • Indonesian Studies
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Advanced Japanese Studies
    • Korean Studies
    • Advanced Korean Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Human Resource Management
    • Music Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Studies in Psychology
    • Psychology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Spanish and Latin American Studies
    • Theatre and Performance Studies
    • Gender Studies

Full program structure

Each university year at UNSW has three terms and an optional summer study period.

Some courses need to be studied in your first and second year, so you’re prepared for courses that can only be studied in later years. You can study full-time or part-time. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Below is an example of what you could study in a standard three-year, full-time study plan in the Bachelor of Media in Screen and Sound Production:

First year

  • 3 Media core courses
  • 1 Film Studies foundation course
  • 1 Media Studies foundation course
  • 1 Prescribed faculty elective
  • 2 Free electives/general education courses

Second year

  • 2 Screen & Sound electives
  • 1 Film elective
  • 2 Media electives
  • 1 Prescribed faculty elective
  • 2 Free electives/general education courses

Third year

  • 3 Screen & Sound electives
  • 2 Film electives
  • 1 Media elective
  • 2 Free electives/general education courses

Explore your options further through a sample program.  

For further information on full course listing, descriptions and timetables please see the UNSW Online Handbook. 

Future careers

As a graduate of Media in Screen and Sound production, you’ll be equipped with industry ready experience and a broad knowledge that will lay the foundation for diverse and exciting roles and careers.  UNSW is a community of entrepreneurs, and you’ll have access to programs and facilities that support start-up aspirations, allowing you to pursue unique avenues for your media career.

Potential careers

  • Video and sound producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Animator
  • Filmmaker
  • Game designer
  • Smartphone app developer
  • Interactive media designer
  • Advertising creative

Work Integrated Learning

As Media student, you have the option to enrol in a degree credit work integrated learning course. We offer a range of internship and placement opportunities so you can put theory into practice and gain valuable professional experience.

Opportunities include:

  • elective internship through the Arts & Social Sciences Vocational Placement (Internship) course
  • elective production courses from a wide range of faculties across UNSW, including the Art and 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.

Honours

A fourth year honours program is available for high achieving students in the Bachelor of Media in Screen & Sound Production.

Honours is an intensive study program that provides the opportunity to engage in specialised and extended research, to further develop research and analytical skills and expand graduate options.

Find Your Career Match

At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences we want you to love what you do - and that means choosing a degree that will help you secure a job you love.

Find out which careers suit your personality type best and how we can help you get there.

Learn more

Double degrees

Our double degrees enable you to broaden your opportunities and study different areas simultaneously.

This degree can be combined with Arts, International Studies, Music and Law.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$14,500*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 4

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

 

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$37,140*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$116,100*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

Our scholarships can help you achieve your potential and enhance the university experience. Scholarships reward academic achievements and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.


  • Top 50
    Worldwide

    QS World University Rankings, 2022.

  • Most
    Employable Graduates

    AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

  • Leading
    Innovation

    #1 Australian uni attended by start-up founders.

“I got two internships through UNSW and I think that they are the best things to get you a job in this industry. You get real life experience and if you’re willing to learn and work hard, people will see that and write a reference for you."

Constantino Dias Mendes

Production, Seven West Media

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