Positives: Great to have a cohort of like minded peers
Negatives: Terrible organisation, over emphasis on theory
My advice to future students is: Go to UTS. This is over priced and not worth your time. You won’t be able to get a job in your field
Positives: Good diversity of content and topics
Negatives: It's a long degree, it's too focused on journalism rather than a wide variety of media types
My advice to future students is: Put yourself out there!!
Positives: It was nice to move through the degree with the same cohort of people. I enjoyed the practical subjects, like radio and video, and the assessment tasks that gave us scope to talk about our fields of interest. The campus culture at USYD is fantastic, and I really enjoyed my English major.
Negatives: It seems redundant to teach 'online media' to kids who have grown up in this environment. These lessons always come from the perspective of 40 year old academics, when instead, they should be coming from someone younger who is a digital native. A lot of the course was also repetitive. I am learning the same thing in my fourth year as I learn in my first.
My advice to future students is: If you're looking purely to gain professional skills, go somewhere like UTS or TAFE. This degree is more academic than practical.
Positives: Industry professionals as teachers. Diverse areas studied.
Negatives: Diversity of options means doing things you would hate/despise
My advice to future students is: You're not gonna know what you wanna do straight away. Do an arts degree and figure it out from there.
Positives: The tutorials/labs allow us to flesh out concepts (be they practical or theoretical). The course also offers a good skill set offering students several options when it comes to considering job opportunities in media fields
Negatives: The lectures are generally weak and don't offer anything new beyond set readings or tutorials
My advice to future students is: I would say to take the more theoretical units seriously. Once you hit practical stuff like video or radio it becomes more apparent why you need that knowledge. Retain those notes!
Positives: There was a good mix of theory and practice
Negatives: There is no opportunity to specialise
My advice to future students is: Focus on gaining as much relevant work experience as possible and build up your contacts because connections are important
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