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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Learn to prepare and present news on social channels, and across print, broadcast and online platforms. Access newsrooms and studios and learn from working professionals.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
421222
CRICOS
096577J

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Join the list of our graduates including Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.
  • Learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Go beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and build your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities.
  • Access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.

Highlights

  • Join the list of our graduates including Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.
  • Learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Go beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and build your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities.
  • Access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.
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Why choose this course?

The world is a noisy place. So much chatter. So many points of view. There's a flood of facts flowing through our phones. How many of those facts are true? And how can today's journalist report on news and feature stories that people can connect to? That's exactly what you're going to learn in this course.

Our journalism degree will prepare you for a changing world. You'll learn to prepare and present news and features for traditional outlets, as well as social media, podcasts, YouTube and emerging technologies.

Real-world learning

This course goes beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and builds your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities. You'll access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.

Learn from the best

Learn from working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies. Journalism staff maintain close links to the industry through their association with high-profile awards and organisations. For example, we have sponsored the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism and the Queensland Clarion Awards.

What to expect

This course will provide you with a broad knowledge of the foundations of news reporting focusing on identifying, researching and then structuring news reports in an evolving news environment.
You initially will learn how to recognise the fundamental attributes of news and other journalism forms; use the mobile technologies available, evaluate events for their potential news value, learn how to record interviews and perform other reporting tasks and to write socially responsible news stories.
 
Further study areas will cover communication theory and practice, journalism law, managing social media, writing and production techniques, journalism ethics and a comprehensive understanding of industry structures and functions.

Real-world facilities

You’ll access newsrooms and studios, and contribute to real-world projects including QUT News.  To view the bulletins produced by QUT journalism students visit the QUT News website.

Double degrees

Prepare for a journalism career with a specialist focus, or use your advanced research and writing skills in other industries. Choose a double degree with:

  • business to forge a career as a journalist with a specialty in finance, international affairs, or political and social commentary. You may also work as a media executive, business analyst or researcher.
  • justice for opportunities include working as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, as a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.
  • law to develop a career in journalism focusing on legal affairs, politics, crime reporting and foreign affairs, or work as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer, including media lawyer.
  • science where you may expect a range of employment opportunities within the public and private sector due to the growing demand for science communicators.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Our journalism graduates have achieved distinction in high-profile news, media and public relations positions. Our graduates include senior Australian journalists such as Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.

 

Professional recognition

Our journalism degree is recognised by the Australian Journalists' Association section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Possible careers

  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant