Bachelor of Communication - Journalism

Deakin University

The Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) is a three-year specialist degree that gives you the academic and professional capabilities needed for a career in Journalism . You'll learn how to work across all media platforms, whether your goal is to work for large news organisations, allied media businesses, agile new online media outlets, or as a Deakin is a structured program that emphasises hands-on learning of journalistic skills in print, radio, television, and online platforms. You will start journalism practice in your first year and learn the techniques and conventions of researching stories, interviewing techniques, news writing and reporting multimedia stories. You will build on skills and knowledge in year two so you are ready to complete intensive news production work in your final year and be fully prepared to undertake an industry internship. The course also serves as a pathway for further learning, including a professionally-oriented one-year communication honours degree.

Course Fee:

International: $87,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL


24 credit points comprising 18 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

News reporting; Print, broadcast, online and multi-platform journalism; Professional journalism practice

Study Pathways:

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin. You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Journalist, Media Presenter,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 50.6 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 50.6 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 50.6 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 50.6 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 50.6 Yes Online 3 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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