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This Handbook is for commencing students. If you commenced in a prior year please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you started your Law degree or contact the Faculty of Law for advice.

This program combines the professional Bachelor of Laws with the Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production).

The Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound) 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.

Through a suite of electives, students gain practical experience in digital film and sound production, animation, interaction and game design in a degree that is both ideas driven and vocationally relevant in its orientation. All students are given foundational practical experience in the thoughtful and creative application of established and emerging media technologies, while also being immersed in the history, culture and philosophy of media and film studies through a diverse suite of core and elective courses. The balance between practice and theory, film and media enables students to be at the forefront of an increasingly convergent media landscape.

This degree combination is relevant to students interested in becoming media lawyers, or in media industries (e.g. web design and production, gaming and interactive virtual environments, design and distribution), or in audio-visual production industries (e.g. multimedia or screen director, editor, sound designer, producer and other roles within video and audio production) as well as areas as diverse as film criticism, arts administration, festival programming, communication research and media marketing.

At level I students study introductory courses in film and media studies and also take a range of foundational courses in video production, sonic arts as well as a course that introduces students to foundational principles of graphic design, animation and interaction design.

At Levels II and III students select from a wide range of production and project-based courses to expand and deepen their knowledge and understanding in the technical, analytical and conceptual application of various media forms including audio-visual production, screenwriting, animation and game design. Concurrently, students continue to expand their knowledge of the histories, theories and cultures in the disciplinary courses in film and media studies. It is here that students develop discipline specific and generic skills in critical and creative thought, writing, research and presentation.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Law


Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Media - BMedia

Bachelor of Laws - LLB

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

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Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

1. Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
2. Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
3. Law elective courses - 42 UOC
4. Media Studies core and prescribed electives - 24 UOC
5. Film Studies core and prescribed electives - 24 UOC
6. Screen and Sound Production core and prescribed electives - 48 UOC

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Law Electives

4701 - Law

Law Electives description.

Students must complete 42 UOC of Law Electives.

Note: With the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the course teacher, undergraduate students may enrol in one or more Postgraduate courses, in a select list of approved Postgraduate Electives. Not more than half the students' total elective courses may be taken from the postgraduate offerings.

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.

Media/Law Double Degree Requirements - Level 1

3438 - Media (Screen and Sound Production)

If you are enrolled in the Media/Law double degree program you must complete one of the following courses at Level 1 in addition to the Media and Film Studies core courses:

- ARTS1091 Media, Society, Politics (6 UOC)
- ARTS1062 Hollywood Film (6 UOC)

Nura Gili Pre-Law Program

4701 - Law

Indigenous students who have entered the Bachelor of Law program through the Nura Gili Pre-Law program must complete the following two courses (6 UOC):
- LAWS1213 Foundations Enrichment 1 (3 UOC)
- LAWS1214 Foundations Enrichment 2 (3 UOC)
These courses are taken in place of 6 UOC of electives and are not available to other students.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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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