Develop the skills you need to thrive in the changing media landscape, from using social media and video journalism, through to behind-the-scenes knowledge of operating an online news website.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Please note: We're introducing a new Bachelor of Communication in 2018 which will result in changes to this course.
In this course you’ll develop the skills you need to thrive in the changing media landscape, from using social media and video journalism, through to behind-the-scenes knowledge of operating an online news website.
You will investigate the ethical, legal and cultural contexts of the media, build on your understanding of the news media industry and gets hands-on experience in an online newsroom. You’ll learn how to use social media in a professional manner, build and manage your own website, develop skills in Photoshop and InDesign, and even find out how to use a drone to capture proper shots while abiding by legal and privacy policies.
You can expand your skills and career prospects even further by combining Journalism with another major. Recommended double majors include Radio, Communication and Media Studies, Global Politics and Policy, Photography, Public Relations, English and Creative Writing or Web Communication.
When you graduate, you can follow a career in the media industry or as a freelance writer or producer. You will have the skills to research and communicate effectively, which are useful in many corporate and public sector settings.
CRICOS Code: 079364G
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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