Bachelor of Communication - Journalism

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

Charles Sturt's journalism degree balances the latest in social media, convergent and database journalism with critical inquiry and time-honoured essentials in reporting and writing. There are plenty of hands-on learning experiences and students will be involved in professional newsroom operations on campus - such as the community radio station - from the first year of study.

Structure

Students will be required to complete 192 points. These comprise 80 points of Communication Foundation Studies, 64 points of Discipline Specialisation Studies and 48 points of Academic Enrichment Studies offered from within SCCI and/or externally as approved by the Course Director.

Subjects

  • Advertising
  • Digital Media Production
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Radio extended specialisations Journalism and International Studies
  • Advertising and Public Relations

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Interview/prescribed essays

Recognition

The Public Relations major is accredited by the Public Relations Institute Australia (PRIA). The Advertising major is accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) and professionally recognised by the Media Federation of Australia (MFA). The Commercial Radio major is professionally recognised by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the commencement of the course. Honours year is available.

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