Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production)

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Program Overview

The Bachelor of International Studies/Media (Screen and Sound Production) is a five-year double degree program that enables you to complete a media specialisation while gaining versatile skills and knowledge in international studies.

International studies courses challenge you to examine the dynamics of global and regional change, explore developments in international politics and economics, and analyse how and why the world is changing.

Screen and sound production components develop fundamental skills in video and sound production, screenwriting, animation and game design.

You'll learn through experience as you live and study in another country on a one-year exchange. UNSW has over 200 partner universities in over 38 countries. And no need to worry your overseas classes can be taken in English.



  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,560


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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  • Screen and Sound Production

  • International Studies


  • Asian Studies

  • Chinese Studies

  • Environmental Humanities

  • European Studies

  • French Studies

  • German Studies

  • Global Development

  • International Business (Business)

  • Japanese Studies

  • Korean Studies

  • Politics and International Relations

  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

  • Art History and Theory

  • Arts and Social Sciences

  • Asian Studies

  • Indigenous Studies

  • Australian Studies

  • Chinese Studies

  • Advanced Chinese Studies

  • Global Development

  • Criminology

  • Creative Writing

  • Economics

  • English

  • Environmental Humanities

  • European Studies

  • Film Studies

  • French Studies

  • Advanced French Studies

  • Geographical Studies

  • Geography

  • German Studies

  • Modern Greek Studies

  • History

  • International Business

  • Indonesian Studies

  • Italian Studies

  • Japanese Studies

  • Advanced Japanese Studies

  • Korean Studies

  • Advanced Korean Studies

  • Linguistics

  • Human Resource Management

  • Music Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Politics and International Relations

  • Studies in Psychology

  • Psychology

  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Spanish Studies

  • Theatre and Performance Studies

  • Gender Studies

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production) (96 UOC)

  • Media Studies core and prescribed electives (24 UOC)

  • Film Studies core and prescribed electives (24 UOC)

  • Screen and Sound Production core and prescribed electives (48 UOC)

  • Bachelor of International Studies (144 UOC)

International Studies core (24 UOC)

  • Regional Electives (12 UOC)

  • Specialist Elective (12 UOC)

  • Language Study core (24 UOC)

  • A Minor (24 UOC)

  • Overseas Study Program (48 UOC)


If you are undertaking the Asian Studies minor you must complete a sequence of 24 UOC in an Asian language. If you are undertaking the European Studies minor you must complete a sequence of 24 UOC in a European language.
If you are enrolled in a BInSt/Media double degree, you have the option of undertaking a major in International Business by completing three International Business approved electives (18 UOC or equivalent) as part of their Overseas Study Program (OSP).
Courses that form part of your minor may not be double counted towards the Regional and Specialist components of the program.
If you complete a minor in a language you must complete that study in a Language other than that which you choose for the Language Study Core requirement.

If you are undertaking a minor in International Business you will complete 12 UOC in Regional and 6 UOC in Specialist rather than 24 UOC



Direct entry requirement

All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)


Indian School Certificate (CISCE)


India State Board


Great Britain General Certificate of Education (GCE A levels)


International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)


Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (after 2016)



Applicants will be assessed on a combination of higher school academic results, portfolio submission and an interview.

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:


  • English language tests and university English courses

  • Prior study in the medium of English

  • Other qualifications

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. 

IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

TOEFL 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking)


The cost of studying at University of New South Wales varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen.

Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$37,560 annually, to study in University of New South Wales.

  • Video and sound producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Animator
  • Filmmaker
  • Game designer
  • Smartphone app developer
  • Interactive media designer
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