Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Three years full-time or six years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Film Producer | Investigative Journalist | Online Journalist | Media Analyst | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Get set to call lights, camera, action on your career in screen media with the recognised Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production) from Western Sydney University. 

This course offers studies in a range of screen media skills and production practice fields. These include media, communications and arts as well as practical studies in media arts production, digital journalism, with study options also including sound technology and web and motion design.

Throughout this course, you'll cover a range of digital production practices including short film, documentary, experimental, transmedia and TV. Explore your areas of interest through project work and graduate with an impressive portfolio to show to your potential employer. This on-campus course will ensure you build your expertise in all things production and prepare for a role in communications as a screen production professional. 

By studying at their Parramatta South campus, you'll have the opportunity to explore your potential with WSU's purpose-built $2 million media studio and industry-recognised television production unit

Whether it's video production, writing, producing and directing for the screen you can trust Western Sydney University to equip you with the right skills for success with their Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production). 

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Enquire now to find out about the ATAR required to qualify for this course. 

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this screen media course, the subjects you may study include:

    Core units:

    • Introduction to Journalism
    • Media Cultures and Industries
    • Writing Ecologies
    • Understanding Visual Culture
    • Data, Mediation, Power
    • Visual Storytelling
    • Foundations of Media Arts and Production
    • Everyday Life
    • Media Law and Ethics
    • Screen and Sound Practices 1
    • Documentary Media
    • Screen and Sound Practices 2
    • Visual Effects
    • One Cultural and Social Analysis sub-major Level 2 or 3 unit
    • Digital Journalism Production
    • TV Production 1
    • Media Memory
    • TV Production 2
    • One Cultural and Social Analysis sub-major Level 2 or 3 unit


    • Feature Writing
    • Introduction to Sound Technologies
    • News Reporting
    • Pitch: Podcasting Essentials
    • Researching the Visual
    • Media Arts Project
    • Personal Branding Strategies: Build and Manage Your Career Profile
    • Communicating for Sustainability
    • Journalism: Research and Investigation
    • Photo Journalism
    • Sound Synthesis and the Sound Environment
    • Web and Time-based Design


    • Media Arts Production


    • Cultural and Social Analysis
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll receive a Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production) from Western Sydney University. 



Wondering where a career in arts and humanities could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

Enquire now for more information. 


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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