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The Dual award degree Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production) [BMus BMedia(S&SP)] 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 (Screen and Sound Production) is designed to provide students with foundational and applied skills, knowledge and capabilities relevant to career pathways in a broad range of audio-visual, digital and screen production industries. The emphasis is on the acquisition of relevant creative and professional skills relevant to current media industry contexts, along with a sophisticated conceptual understanding of the increasingly convergent role of media and film in contemporary societies.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences



Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Music - BMus

Bachelor of Media - BMedia

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Stand Alone Programs

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Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production) (96 UOC)
1. Media Studies core and prescribed electives (24 UOC)
2. Film Studies core and prescribed electives (24 UOC)
3. Screen and Sound Production core and prescribed electives (48 UOC)

Bachelor of Music (144 UOC)
1. Musicology Core (42 UOC)
2. Musicianship Core (24 UOC)
3. Performance Laboratory Core (48 UOC for MCP major and 36 UOC for non-MCP majors)
4. Major Gateway Course (6 UOC - 1 course)
5. Major Courses (12 UOC - 2 courses)
6. Prescribed Music Electives (12 UOC for MCP major and 24 UOC for non-MCP majors)

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Academic Writing & Language Enhancement

3436 - Music

ARTS2050 Academic Writing for the Humanities (6 UOC) and HUMS1005 Personalised English Language Enhancement (6 UOC) can be counted as UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives or Free Electives.

Specialisation Declaration

3436 - Music

You must specify your major at the time of enrolment into Level 2.

Maturity Requirements

3438 - Media (Screen and Sound Production)

You must complete at least 24 UOC before enrolling in any Level 2 courses.

You must complete at least 66 UOC before enrolling in any Level 3 courses.

Sample Double Degree(s)

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Program Fees

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Additional Information

Bachelor Media (Screen & Sound Production) - Film Studies Minor
Completion of 24 uoc in Film Studies courses will automatically confer a minor in Film Studies at the time of graduation.

Further Information
Contact the UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Student Centre for advice.

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