Course Description

This program structure applies to students commencing prior to 2019. If you are commencing from 2019 please refer to program 3583 Music/Media (Comms &amp, Journalism).

The Dual award degree Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Media (Communication &amp, Journalism) [BMus BMedia(C&amp,J)] is a five-year program (full-time) that offers intensive pre-professional training in one of four streams: Music Creative Practice, Musicology, Sonic Arts and Music Pedagogy. All streams are supported by a variety of large and small, western and non-western music ensembles as well as extensive opportunities for developing musicianship skills.

The Bachelor of Media (Communication &amp, Journalism) is designed to provide students with foundational and applied skills, knowledge and capabilities in professional communication and journalism. It equips students to be effective producers and analysts of a wide range of communication practices, informed by a solid understanding of media theory. Relevant career pathways include journalism, corporate and organizational communication, public sector communication and public relations. While specialising in Communication and Journalism, students will also be immersed in the culture and philosophy of media studies through their courses in the media core. Students also access free electives that provide a more general education.


5 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 57.9% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 68.9% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 60.4% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.1% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 14.3% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 083247A
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Code: 3465

Entry Requirements