What will I learn?

Be at the frontline of world events

Delve deeper into the world of Journalism with the Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism Extended).

The Journalism Extended major will assist you in developing and improving your skills in interviewing, writing, reporting and editing while also teaching you to become a more discriminating news producer. You will learn about the history of journalism, how the journalistic process works and how professional journalists make decisions.

You will develop an advanced understanding of online storytelling by thinking creatively about multimedia and examining the impact of the Internet on news values and ethics.

Career outcomes

USQ Journalism graduates are working in radio, television, digital and print news media, throughout Australia and overseas. Graduates will be equipped with the skills required to work as a reporter, feature writer, corporate communications officer, media engagement officer or digital communications producer.

Other majors

Other majors for the Bachelor of Communication and Media: Advertising, Communication and Media, Interactive Media, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Relations Extended, Television and Radio, Television and Radio Extended.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

093872D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,680.00 (US$ 16,375) per year
Start date

15 July 2019, 24 February 2020

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,680.00 (US$ 16,375) per year
Start date

15 July 2019, 24 February 2020

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

University Drive Education City,

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a recognized previous academic qualification. International Baccalaureate (IB) - English B Standard Level grade 5, higher level (A1 or A2) grade 4. These qualifications are for standard entry and are based on comparisons with Australian year 12 level examinations. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Australian Pacific College
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