Deakin University

Bachelor of Communication - Journalism

Deakin University

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

Tell stories that matter and build a portfolio of work to launch your future in the fast-evolving news media industries. Taking a hands-on approach, you will have opportunities to unearth stories, source interviews, and write and produce news packages that engage, entertain and inspire audiences on print, online, video and audio platforms. Make your voice heard in Deakin’s journalism publication, DScribe, and kickstart your career with a sought-after internship with one of our industry partners. With access to our specialist newsroom and industry-standard equipment on campus or specialising as a mobile journalist from anywhere in the world, you will produce news, current affairs and feature packages with impact. You will grow your entrepreneurial mindset, from pitching story ideas to promoting the finished product on social media. You will be ready for a broad range of careers, from newsrooms, to organisations connecting with customers through story, to freelance content creation opportunities.

Structure

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

Subjects

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

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.

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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds No
Melbourne Burwood No

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