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Master of Media Arts and Production

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
2.5 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04210v1
CRICOS: 032718G
UAC: 940503

This course is designed for graduates in media production, or those with significant experience in the field, to allow them to advance their skills and theoretical understanding of the consumption and production of media products. The course further develops professional, specialised skills and knowledge in at least one area of media production: digital media, sound, interaction and moving image. With guidance from faculty experts, students can also create a major piece of production work in film, video, sound, radio, digital media, performance or installation.

Course aims

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced production and conceptual skills in media production.

This course is designed for graduates in media production, or those with significant experience in the field, to allow them to advance their skills and theoretical understanding of the consumption and production of media products. The course further develops professional, specialised skills and knowledge in at least one area of media production: digital media, sound, interaction and moving image. With guidance from faculty experts, students can also create a major piece of production work in film, video, sound, radio, digital media, performance or installation.

Course aims

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced production and conceptual skills in media production. Through the research and production of a creative project, students increase their capacity for developing independent, creative and innovative projects. The course gives students the option to experience the creative and technical development of a significant production, or to focus their skills in one key area of the media industries.

What I really like about Media Arts and Production is how artistic and practical the course is.

Typical study program

Below are examples of typical programs for full- and part-time students. Students can choose to complete core subjects and elective/sub-major subjects in any order, however, prerequisites may apply.

Students considering enrolling in the Journalism or Screenwriting sub-major should commence their sub-major as soon as possible or in their second session to satisfy all prerequisite requirements and complete the course on time.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57167 Moving Image857167
57168 Sound and Interaction857168
57989 Mise-en-Scene857989
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
Select 24 credit points from the following:24
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production)24cbk91081

Course fees

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In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $647. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include taking part in a creative team as writer, producer or director, or working in particular roles in production and post-production of moving image, sound, digital media and interaction. Graduates have the capacity and experience to develop, initiate and produce their own media projects.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90555 Core subjects (Media Arts and Production)24
STM91019 Core subjects (Media Arts and Production PG)24
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production)24
Total72

Course structure explained

Students complete 72 credit points of study made up of three core subjects and six elective/sub-major subjects.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is one-and-a-half years of full-time or two-and-a-half years of part-time study.

Full time, on campus

Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree:

  • the degree must be in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture (eg Bachelor of Arts), or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture, or creative arts, applicants must also have a minimum of two years related professional work experience. Applicants must answer the employment question in the UAC application as employment experience is assessed according to the response provided.

For applicants with a master’s, graduate diploma or graduate certificate:

  • the degree can be in any field of study.

If applicants have not met any of the requirements above, they must provide:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for, and
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (eg special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

Students who have successfully completed the graduate certificate or the graduate diploma in the articulated program are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Media Arts and Production (C11227), the Graduate Diploma in Media Arts and Production (C07120) and the Master of Media Arts and Production.

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