3 years

Starting Date

February, August

Tuition Fee

$AUD 28,000 per year


Canberra, Australia

CRICOS Code: 095567G

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Band: 6

The program

You’ll explore how to research, produce, publish and promote news across a range of different media, and develop your editorial judgement and leadership ability by working in teams to publish your original stories in print, on-air and online.

Topics studied include traditional reporting, digital curation, content creation and freelancing. You’ll graduate with the full suite of in-demand skills which will allow you to produce engaging quality journalism in a multi-platform media environment.

Study a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • appreciate and critique the role of public interest journalism in society
  • work flexibly, collaboratively and autonomously in deadline-driven environments
  • instinctively adopt communication technologies in the production of journalism
  • become a confident professional storyteller with the ability to work locally, regionally and internationally
  • apply the highest standards of professionalism expected of journalists.

Courses Included

  • Professional Orientation (Communication and Media)
  • Professional Practice: Work Integrated Learning
  • The Art and Power of Communication
  • Digital Media Fundamentals
  • Producing Credible Communication
  • Engaging Audiences
  • Professional Evidence (Communication and Media)

Career Opportunities

  • Journalist (newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online)
  • Communications officer
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Media adviser
  • Social media coordinator
  • Online community manager
  • Digital campaigner
  • Content creator and marketer
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Digital editor/curator
  • Multi-platform content creator
  • Videographer/photographer/podcaster
  • Professional writer

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