The Bachelor of Media Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary) double degree combines contemporary creative media production degree with a professionally accredited education qualification.
In the innovative, industry-aligned degree, you will develop strong foundations across animation, moving image, sound, interactive media and emerging media technologies as well as explore the theoretical and practical aspects of education. You will be prepared for a career as a high school teacher, as well as in the broader creative and cultural sectors including galleries, museums and community organisations.
Duration: 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Commencing Terms: Term 1 (February), Term 3 (September)
2021 Guaranteed Entry Rank: 80
Assumed Knowledge: Band 5 or higher in any HSC English course or the equivalent
Throughout the Media Arts component of the Bachelor of Media Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), you will utilise world-class facilities, workshops and equipment to produce and share your work.
The degree features five disciplinary studio areas, from which you will choose at least two.
In the animation studio, you will develop skills and knowledge in contemporary animation practice. By exploring a range of traditional and 3D animation processes, techniques, and concepts, you will acquire skills and understandings applicable in a wide variety of media arts practices.
In the visual effects studio, you will explore the contemporary potentials of compositing. Combine live action and CG elements to create engaging composites and sequences, exploring new possibilities for media arts practice in a critically-engaged studio context.
In the sound studio, you will create media artworks utilising sound-based techniques and processes. Working in studio and acoustic environments, you will develop skills and knowledge to help you create sound-based media art projects for the gallery, as well as virtual and public spaces.
In the moving image studio, you will explore contemporary approaches to video art, short film, audio-visual composition and installation. You will develop understandings and skills in a variety of creative contexts for moving image practice including gallery, screen, virtual and public spaces.
In the 3D visualisation studio, you will delve into the computer-generated world and explore a variety of methods used to generate virtual environments. Through live, hands-on experiences, you will use key technologies such as virtual reality systems to develop a suite of design practices and skills that will enable you to contribute to a growing digital industry.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge by selecting from a wide range of elective courses from across our art, design and media programs.
In the Education component of the Bachelor of Media Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), you will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of education.
An education core will consist of courses across classroom management, indigenous perspectives, educational psychology and sociology, special education and gifted and talented education.
In education method courses you will learn the specialised skills and attributes required by a Visual Arts teacher. You will choose to either extend your visual arts specialisation or to add a Graphics and Multimedia specialisation.
From your second year, you will also develop practical skills in classrooms spending 80 days supervised teaching in at least three different secondary school contexts.
For more information about each component of the Bachelor of Media Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), including career opportunities, please see each degree page.
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