Media

Media

About Media

Media offerings cover a range of traditional media theory studies as well as production units. Undergraduate theory units prepare students to understand, analyse, critique and produce diverse forms of media, from screen to print to multimedia forms. Creative and production areas include digital design, journalism, radio, screen production, public relations and social media, and games and interactive media.

The Media discipline emerged from Macquarie's Department of Media, the oldest such department in Australia. Media production units are taught by experts in the field and use state of the art facilities housed in Y3A,  including fully-equipped performance spaces, computer labs with a range of cutting-edge production software, the Futures Lab, and industry-standard radio studios.

What Media includes

For complete information on units, visit the Macquarie University Handbook website.

MMCCS offers a range of Media units and courses focused on contemporary media theory, as well as practical and creative work. Units can be studied as electives, or as part of a major program of study (see below). The Department is launching seven new majors in 2017, focusing on our areas of expertise in Digital Design; Journalism and Non-Fiction Writing; Media Studies; Public Relations and Social Media; Radio, Digital Audio and Broadcast Production; Screen Practice and Production; and Screen, Sound, Performance. MMCCS also offers majors in Interactivity and Games, and Society and Culture. It offers the popular Bachelor of Marketing and Media in conjunction with the Department of Marketing and Management.

Media units offered within these programs of study include radio production and broadcasting, Australian media, digital media, news and current affairs, screenwriting, film culture, interactivity, web design, public relations and social media, music and arts journalism, modelling and animation, creative non-fiction writing, documentary media, photo media, and advanced audio and sound design. Each of the majors within the Bachelor of Media includes the opportunity to undertake a media internship with a partner organisation.

Ways to study Media

For complete information on courses, visit the Macquarie Course Finder website.

Media can be studied as a degree (Bachelor of Media), a major in a qualifying degree, as a minor, or as elective units of study.

Undergraduate degrees focusing on Media include:

Bachelor of Media (new in 2017)
Bachelor of Marketing and Media
Bachelor of Media with a major in Digital Design (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Media with a major in Journalism and Non-Fiction Writing (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Media with a major in Media Studies (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Media with a major in Public Relations and Social Media (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Media with a major in Radio, Digital Audio and Broadcast Production (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Media with a major in Screen Practice and Production (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Media with a major in Screen, Sound, Performance (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Digital Design (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism and Non-Fiction Writing (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Media Studies (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Public Relations and Social Media (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Radio, Digital Audio and Broadcast Production (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Screen Practice and Production (new in 2017) 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Screen, Sound, Performance (new in 2017)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Interactivity and Games
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Society and Culture

Media can also be studied as part of a combined or double degree, e.g. Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Laws in Digital Design.

Postgraduate degrees focusing on Media include:

Master of Creative Industries
Master of Future Journalism
Master of Creative Industries with the degree of Master of Future Journalism

Media can also be studied as a postgraduate research degree (PhD and MRes). For more information on higher degree research, visit Macquarie's Research Degrees website.

Research

For complete information on staff research, visit the MMCCS Staff page.

Media teaching staff are active researchers and practitioners, and are involved in diverse aspects of media study, including intellectual property, copyright law, psychogeographic media, 'true crime' writing, contemporary art practices, Chinese media, media history, participatory media, documentary cinema, social media and ethics, sound and radio production, auto/biography, creative non-fiction writing and literary journalism, experimental and emerging art forms, contemporary Asian film and media, culture and technology, media and political identities, criminology, art photography, and video gaming and digital culture.

Facilities

For information on Media facilities, visit the Facilities page.

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