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					                  BACHELOR OF MEDIA ARTS AND PRODUCTION

DETERMINATION OF COURSE PARTICULARS

Course name:               Undergraduate degree course in Media Arts and Production

Award title:               Bachelor of Media Arts and Production

Award abbreviation:        B MediaA&Prod

Course code:               985AA/1

1. INTRODUCTION
The degree in Media Arts and Production is a balanced program of advanced practical
production work and integrated analytical study. It provides students with sophisticated
knowledge, skills and abilities to produce advanced creative works, and equips them to find
work in the constantly changing media industries. The course takes an integrated approach
to production, covering television and video production, sound, networked and interactive
media, motion graphics and 2D and 3D animation. The course emphasises creative
production in a dynamic cultural and industrial context.

Faculty of Arts and Design Foundation Units
• A Foundation Unit has content and learning outcomes of relevance to the majority of
   disciplines within the Faculty.
• Foundation Units may be mandated as part of the four discipline specific units.
• Foundation Units are also available as electives within Arts and Design and to the rest of
   the University.
• Foundation units can be integrated into elective Minors or Majors in undergraduate
   courses.
• Foundation Units are generally taught by a mix of academic staff from within Arts and
   Design.

Further information on the Foundation Year including a full list of available units can be found
on the Foundation Year webpage.

2. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:               72   credit points (cp) comprising:

(a) Required ( 60 cp) as follows:
Major in Advanced Media Arts (Restricted) (24cp)
Minor in Media Arts Contexts (12cp)
Minor in Media Arts (12cp)

Foundation units (12cp)
A typical first year structure will have:
• a minimum of two Foundation Units, where students in their first year of full-time
    equivalent study are free to choose at least two units from a list of no fewer than four Arts
    and Design Foundation Units not specified elsewhere in the structure; and
• a minimum of two open elective units. These may also be Arts and Design Foundation
    units, individually or as part of a Minor or Major sequence.




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(b) Open electives ( 12 cp) as follows:
Students will take electives from an area of their choice. Two electives additional to these
are taken in first year as part of the Foundation Units. Students may build on Foundation
units and/or first year electives to study a Major or a Minor.

In choosing electives students should note that no more than 30cp at level one is permitted
for the entire course.

Duration of course:
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Admission requirements
Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate
course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University’s Admissions
Committee.

Additional requirements (eg police checks):
None.

Assumed knowledge:
None.

Requirements for degree with Honours
High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Communication
(Honours) in Creative Communication course.

Professional accreditation:
Not applicable.

Approved credit arrangements
• IACT Malaysia
• Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology, Malaysia
• Taylors College, Malaysia
• IBMEC, Singapore
• Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
• Singapore Polytechnic – Temasek Polytechnic
• CIT Canberra
• Academy of Interactive Entertainment
• Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Subsumable awards:
Not applicable.

Academic Board approval
Meeting 08/S3 – 1 December 2008




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3. SAMPLE COURSE STRUCTURE

Year                   Semester 1                       Semester 2
  1    Introduction to Media Production   Editing Sound and Image
       Networked Media Production         Introduction to Cinematography
       Foundation Unit                    Foundation Unit
       Open Elective                      Open Elective
  2    Motion Graphics                    Sound Design and Production
       Web Design and Production or       3D Animation or
       Drama Production                   Documentary Production
       Practice-led Research Methods      International Screen Studies
       Open Elective                      Open Elective
  3    Professional Media Project         Major Creative Project (6cp)
       Cross-Media Production             Media Arts Contexts Minor 4
       Media Arts Contexts Minor 3        Open Elective
       Open Elective




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