Bachelor of Communication - Journalism

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

In today's fast-paced digital age, we've never been hungrier for news - sharing it with the masses in real time, as it happens. The Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) will give you the skills to unearth a great news story, engage with your audience and deliver the news across a range of media platforms. From day one, you'll have the opportunity to identify, research and plan news and feature stories, so you can write, edit and publish them straight from our newsroom and creative media labs on campus. Through industry experience, and guided by media practitioners with extensive experience across print, television, radio and digital media, you'll learn about: community journalism; feature writing; interview techniques; media law and ethics; multi-platform and broadcast journalism; news reporting; and researching stories. While developing your knowledge in communication and media, you'll also get sought-after broadcasting experience during your studies through an internship with a major newspaper, radio station or television network.This course will prepare you for employment in the communications industries, across all media platforms, whether working for large news organisations, allied media businesses or freelancing.


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


  • Broadcast journalism, Local and international news, Multiplatform journalism, Newsroom production, Online journalism, Print journalism, Professional journalism practice

Standard entry requirements

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

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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Waurn Ponds International: $94,592
  • ATAR: 56
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Burwood International: $94,592
  • ATAR: 62
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