Full Time: 3 years
, Part Time: 6 years
The Bachelor of Sports Media has been designed to nurture students that aspire to work in the sports media industry. The course has four streams: sport, media, journalism, and communications. Students will be equipped to work in a variety of roles with sports leagues and clubs, sports media organisations, media organisations and sports agencies.
The course offers significant applied learning opportunities where students function as consultants to sporting organisations developing the skills required by industry. There is significant industry engagement: guest speakers, field trips and a 228 hour internship with one of our industry partners such as Fox Footy, Herald Sun, Melbourne Stars, SEN1116, AFL Victoria, Basketball Victoria and Cricket Victoria.
This degree facilitates real world opportunities for students, ensuring they learn more and do more and are prepared for an exciting sports media career.
The experienced academic staff have extensive industry experience in journalism, marketing, communications, public relations, broadcasting, business and sponsorship. The facilities used for the course include access to a television studio, radio booth and video equipment.
At Holmesglen, we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. With small classes, you won't be lost in the crowd. You'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course and ATAR-based offers, download the Bachelor of Sports Media (Word- 36kb).
For applicants applying through VTAC, please download this VTAC supplementary application form (Word - 229kb)
and submit it directly to Holmesglen.
All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their faculty course orientation and Holmesglen's higher education orientation.
Sports journalism, digital sport, media production, public relations, social media, sport sponsorship, sports broadcasting, sports marketing.
In the third year of the degree students are required to undertake a 228 hour (six-week full-time equivalent) internship which provides experience that assists with a seamless transition into the workforce upon fulfilling the course requirements.
We have some of Australia’s leading media and sports organisations as internship hosts including but not limited to the Herald Sun, Fox Footy, SEN1116, Melbourne Stars, AFL Victoria, Cricket Victoria and Basketball Victoria.
The course is designed around four main strands of media, journalism, communications and sport.
The course consists of 23 core subjects: 22 six-credit point subjects and one 12-credit point subject.
Assessment comprises essays, briefs, written reports, feature stories, news bulletins, market analyses, case studies and oral presentations. You are required to attend tests as scheduled by Holmesglen.
Introduction to public relations
Introduction to business communication
Introduction to journalism and research
Emerging media production
Journalism writing practice
Advanced public relations and communication
Advanced sports broadcasting
Transition to professional practice
Advanced journalism practice
For details on credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessment, pre-requisites co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Sports Media subject summary (Word - 54kb).
Admission requirements for all applicants
Supplementary Application Form
Applicants are required to submit a completed Bachelor of Sports Media Supplementary Application Form at the interview if this has not been emailed prior to the interview. The Supplementary Application Form details the applicant's education history in addition to their higher education and career aspirations.
The supplementary form is complementary to the interview, and the ATAR score where applicable, in terms of assessing the applicant's suitability for the course.
All applicants are required to have an interview with an academic staff member with the intent to learn more about the qualification and the expectations of higher education study at Holmesglen.
This is also an opportunity for the student to display their enthusiasm and aptitude relative to both their education and their career aspirations.
Face-to-face interviews are preferred although teleconference interviews can be arranged as required. Interviews are approximately 30 minutes.
Applicants will be contacted by Holmesglen regarding their interview appointment. Alternatively, applicants can arrange their interview time by contacting 9564 6423 or emailing email@example.com. Interview details will be confirmed by mail or email.
All applicants are required to bring their completed Supplementary Application Form if this has not been emailed prior to the interview. Applicants who have completed previous qualifications are also required to bring with them the qualification certificate and the academic transcript.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
• ATAR - This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.
• You will need to fill in a supplementary application form.
• You will be required to attend an interview. Holmesglen will contact applicants to arrange the interview and details will be confirmed by mail or email. For further information about the interview see ‘Admission requirements for all Applicants’ .
For applicants with:
- Higher Education Study
- Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
- Work and Life Experience:
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
- You will need to fill in a supplementary application form.
- You will be required to attend an interview. Holmesglen will contact applicants to arrange the interview and details will be confirmed by mail or email.
VTAC SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme):
Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access scheme (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. Visit how to apply for more details.
Students may be eligible for credit in some subjects based on previous study in a related area and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course, you will receive the Bachelor of Sports Media.
The Bachelor of Sports Media degree can be used to apply for entry to relevant Masters or other post-graduate qualifications.
- sports journalist
- social media coordinator
- sports commentator
- sport television producer
- sports communications coordinator
- media and digital officer
- radio producer
- sports marketing officer.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Applicants applying for full time study for February intake should apply through VTAC
VTAC applicants must also submit a VTAC supplementary application form.
All other applicants should apply directly to Holmesglen and fill out a Direct entry supplementary application form.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.
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TUITION ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.