Bachelor of Journalism

Macleay College

Program Description

Bachelor of Journalism

Macleay College

Offering Australia’s most contemporary journalism degrees, the Bachelor of Journalism enables students to develop the digital journalism skills now expected by the media industry across all TV, radio, print, social and digital.

You will learn critical skills such as mobile journalism and data journalism, along with news research, feature writing, radio, video, new photography, international reporting, ethics, and media law. You will put it into practice in a real newsroom from day one. You’ll experience the rush of working to a deadline and complete specialist journalism training in your chosen elective - sport, music, fashion, food and lifestyle writing, investigative reporting, and business journalism.

Plus our internship program allows you to gain valuable experience and develop industry contacts – one of the best ways to land your dream role in media.

Course Features

  • Next Trimester: FEB 2018
  • Full Time: 2 YEARS
  • Part Time: 4 YEARS
  • International: 3 YEARS
  • Number of Units: 24
  • Internship: 168 HOURS
  • Evening Classes: YES
  • Campus: SYDNEY + MELBOURNE

The Bachelor of Journalism program is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills of professional journalistic practice in the knowledge economy. The demand is growing for journalists thoroughly cognisant of the new media and therefore able to prosper in the changed circumstances of news gathering and consumption.

This program provides a balance of practical journalism with theoretical knowledge commencing with foundational units in news followed by units that deepen student understanding of news practice, specialist writing and multimedia storytelling and production. There is a particular emphasis on ethics and the historical and modern roles of the journalist as a contributor to a free and open society.

The program uses an online newsroom as a teaching platform to develop news gathering and presenting skills combining text, moving and still images. Students will develop group and leadership skills in the newsgathering activities of the newsroom experiencing reporting, production and editorial roles under the tutelage and mentorship of an experienced professional faculty.

Graduates can find employment in roles such as a TV Reporter, Radio Presenter, Multimedia Producer, Newspaper Reporter, New Media Entrepreneur, Mobile Journalist, Investigative Reporter, Features Editor, Sports Commentator, Foreign Correspondent.

The course consists of twenty-four units of equal weight and includes an internship component with a media organisation. A full-time load of study is four units per trimester. It is possible to complete the Bachelor of Journalism in a minimum of six trimesters or a maximum of twelve trimesters. The Bachelor of Journalism is delivered at the Sydney and Melbourne Campuses and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 26, 2017
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Feb. 2018
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2 - 4 years
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2,500 AUD
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Australia - Sydney, New South Wales
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Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
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