Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

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Report on the events and decisions that shape lives

New technologies continuously change the way we consume news and information. To stay relevant, journalists need a strong foundation in both traditional and digital media.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
098463C
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$24,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$73,200
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011131
  • Online 015007
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
AR308
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended learning
Recommended prior study
English
Total courses
32
Total units
288

In this program you’ll develop practical skills in print, broadcast, and digital media, along with a strong sense of ethics, and a good writing background to work in any media environment. With a focus on practical learning, you’ll build a portfolio of professional-level work, participate in an internship, and publish and present journalism with industry partners.

In this program you will:

  • Learn from industry professionals and study courses in news writing, online journalism, broadcast journalism, feature writing, photography, media law, editing and investigative reporting.
  • Take part in radio and television broadcasts, and develop quality print and digital news content for local media.
  • Gain first-hand experience in news media through an internship in the media industry.
  • Build a portfolio of work to help you land a job in the competitive journalism industry.
  • Enjoy studying a quality journalism degree that has a high rate of graduate employment.
Career opportunities:
  • Journalist
  • Sub-editor
  • Online writer
  • Feature writer
  • Radio journalist
  • Television journalist
  • Digital content producer

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