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C04210v1 Master of Media Arts and Production

Award(s): Master of Media Arts and Production (MMAP)
UAC code: 940503(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 032718G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Master of Media Arts and Production 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.

Career options

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 intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Establish and demonstrate advanced expertise in at least one specialised area of media production
1.2 Apply a comprehensive understanding of media theories, cultures and histories to reflect critically on trends in contemporary and emerging media industries
2.1 Generate creative ideas and evaluate complex problems
2.2 Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information to research and write academic essays, reports and production documents such as treatments, scripts and pitches
2.3 Produce a substantial research-based creative media project
3.1 Develop and implement productions that are culturally and politically sensitive
4.1 Explain why it is important to support the researching and making of productions about Indigenous peoples that counter negative stereotypes and respect cultural protocols
5.1 Act ethically towards their colleagues, subjects and audiences and are able to locate and actively contribute to media arts industry associations and networks
6.1 Use high-level oral, written, visual and media-specific skills to propose and develop and produce substantial media projects
6.2 Effectively communicate with audiences across a variety of media formats

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 society and culture (e.g. Bachelor of Arts), or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of 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 qualification, the qualification can be in any field of study.

All applicants, except UTS undergraduate Media Arts and Production graduates, must submit:

  • a show reel (portfolio) showing excerpts of their creative media arts production work which may include combinations of creative audio, film/video and interactive media work (maximum length three minutes); this show reel must be a web link within their curriculum vitae (CV) and should clearly identify their contribution to the final production
  • a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the media industry
  • a CV, which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (e.g. 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.

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.

Course duration and attendance

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

Course structure

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.

Course completion requirements

STM90555 Core subjects (Media Arts and Production) 24cp
STM91019 Core subjects (Media Arts and Production PG) 24cp
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production) 24cp
Total 72cp

Course 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.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
57180 Media Arts Project Capstone   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
57172 Advanced Moving Image 8cp  
57173 Advanced Post Production 8cp  
57175 Creative Producing 8cp  
57176 Directing 8cp  
57177 Media Arts Research and Production 8cp  
57178 Digital and Multiplatform Storytelling 8cp  
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Spring session
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production) 24cp  
Spring session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production) 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
57172 Advanced Moving Image 8cp  
57173 Advanced Post Production 8cp  
57175 Creative Producing 8cp  
57176 Directing 8cp  
57177 Media Arts Research and Production 8cp  
57178 Digital and Multiplatform Storytelling 8cp  
Spring session
57180 Media Arts Project Capstone   16cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production) 24cp  
Spring session
57180 Media Arts Project Capstone   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
57172 Advanced Moving Image 8cp  
57173 Advanced Post Production 8cp  
57175 Creative Producing 8cp  
57176 Directing 8cp  
57177 Media Arts Research and Production 8cp  
57178 Digital and Multiplatform Storytelling 8cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57167 Moving Image   8cp
57168 Sound and Interaction   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57989 Mise-en-Scene   8cp
Spring session
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production) 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91081 Electives (Media Arts and Production) 24cp  
Spring session
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
57172 Advanced Moving Image 8cp  
57173 Advanced Post Production 8cp  
57175 Creative Producing 8cp  
57176 Directing 8cp  
57177 Media Arts Research and Production 8cp  
57178 Digital and Multiplatform Storytelling 8cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
57180 Media Arts Project Capstone   16cp

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.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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