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Covers writing and research skills, working in audio, video and online environments, and the legal and ethical frameworks of Journalism.
Students can also study specialist areas such as politics, science, health, business and sports reporting. This major introduces students to the world of online and digital journalism. It focuses on building knowledge, developing research and analytical skills and acquiring practical skills for an ever-changing media landscape.
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Students are required to complete the following ten units (150 credit points):
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|CMM1304||Writing for the Media||15|
|JOU2111||Introduction to Journalism||15|
|JOU2103||Media Law and Ethics||15|
|JOU2208||Health and Science Journalism||15|
|JOU3209||Business and Data Journalism||15|
|Plus, students are required to complete two of the following units (30 credit points):|
|HIS3106 ^||The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary||15|
|BRO3106 ^||Sports Broadcasting||15|
|JOU2106 ^||Sports Journalism||15|
|WRT1110 ^||Introduction to Editing||15|
|PHO3201 ^||Photojournalism and Editorial Practice||15|
^ Core Option
Knowledge of the journalistic skill set and a good grounding in writing skills is a valuable asset in many fields of employment, as all organisations now need to be mindful of their public profiles and communication strategies. This major prepares students for a wide range of professional roles in the fields of media and communications.
Journalist, Reporter, Producer, Editor, Political Media Staff, Film/Food/Music Reviewer, Digital Content Producer, Social Media Consultant, Media Teacher, Advertising Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Media and Communication Officer, Sports Reporter, Business Reporter, Health Reporter, Sports Reporter, Science Reporter, Data Journalist
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