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Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Major


This is a major for storytellers with a mission to inform, educate and entertain audiences. It provides both knowledge and practical skills for broadcasting and digital journalism, particularly broadcast and online.

Students explore the rapidly changing world of the professional journalist, and learn how to navigate the complexities of media law and ethics. Students work in state-of-the-art radio and TV studios, explore smart phone journalism, develop online content, record interviews and prepare news reports and packages for radio and television. In an age of fake news, there is a strong emphasis on factual and evidence-based journalism. The major also focuses on building knowledge, developing research and analytical skills and acquiring practical skills for an ever-changing media landscape. There is focus on student employability, and what employers want such as effective writers and speakers, team players and problem solvers. These abilities are transferable across a wide range of media and communication jobs.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Students must complete eight (8) units totalling 120 credit points:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BDJ1000Introduction to Broadcasting and Digital Journalism15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BDJ1100Media Law and Ethics15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BDJ2200New Media and Social Influence15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BDJ2100Audio Storytelling15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BDJ3100Convergent Digital Newsroom 15
BDJ3350Visual Storytelling15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BDJ3150Investigative Journalism15
BDJ3250Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Project15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. CLOs and mapping completed at course level and can be located in the new Bachelor of Media and Communication proposal.

Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Journalist, Broadcaster, Radio Reporter, Producer, Television Presenter, Digital 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, Science Reporter, Data Journalist

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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