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- Study print, radio, TV and online journalism covering reporting, editing and production.
- Access industry-standard equipment and facilities, dedicated newsrooms, radio and TV studios, editing suites and production offices.
- Contribute to QUT News bulletins for television and radio and write online news that is incorporated into professional news outlets.
|QTAC course code||421222|
|QUT course code||KJ32|
|Course duration||3 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February, July|
From print and broadcast media to online outlets and social media sites such as Twitter, the production and consumption of news has evolved and expanded. Today journalism is produced on more platforms than ever before, and consumed through mobile phones and laptops alongside newspapers, TV and radio. We have entered the era of ‘citizen journalism’ and user-generated content, in which non-professionals routinely contribute to and interact with the media.
Why choose this course?
QUT’s journalism degree will inspire your curiosity and prepare you to investigate, write and present news across platforms including online, print, radio and television. Hands-on production experience combined with knowledge of theory and context will provide you with a foundation for your journalism career in the 21st century.
Throughout the course you will gain practical skills and have the opportunity to contribute industry-standard content to QUT News and other outlets.
You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including dedicated newsrooms, radio and TV studios, editing suites and production offices. Your teachers will include working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies.
Journalism students can pursue work experiences through industry internships and international exchanges.
QUT graduates go on to successful careers in journalism, working for newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online media. Others choose careers in public relations, media management and corporate communications. QUT journalism graduates have achieved distinction in high-profile media positions. Our graduates include senior Australian journalists such as Karl Stefanovic, Leila McKinnon, Leigh Sales, Michael Crutcher and Kate Scanlan.
The QUT journalism degree is recognised by the Australian Journalists’ Association section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
You will learn foundation writing, reporting and research skills and the basic concepts that are necessary for the more sophisticated writing and production options that are contained in the second year of the journalism program.
You will explore more sophisticated writing styles in magazine and feature writing. You will be introduced to broadcast reporting, writing and production. You will undertake the study of journalism issues and ethics.
In the final year of your journalism degree you will become senior reporters in print, broadcast and online. You will be involved in making current affairs reports for 4EB radio, QUT News or online publications. You will also undertake an advanced unit in writing and reporting and have the opportunity to undertake an internship with industry.
Minimum academic requirements
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Minimum English language requirements
Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)|
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We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.
When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.
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You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: $11,600 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: $11,000 (indicative) per Semester (subject to annual review)
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
How to apply for Bachelor of Journalism
You're ready to apply if you have:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
- Checked important dates
- Semester 1
201318 January Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.8 February Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Semester 2
20137 June Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.5 July Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked costs and scholarships
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Gathered supporting documents
All done? Then you're ready to apply.