What will I learn?

The Journalism major will develop your skills in reporting and storytelling, with a focus on multimedia content creation and multi-platform publication.

Alongside these practical skills, you will learn about the changing media landscape and the impact of journalism on effective communication across communities locally and worldwide.

You will learn from experienced journalists about the exciting new opportunities for multimedia content creators who have a strong understanding of media platforms, who are skilled in managing deadlines within the news cycle and who are passionate about journalism in all its forms.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media enables you to expand your career options by combining the Journalism major with one of four other majors in the degree: Digital and Social Media; Global Screen Media; Visual Communication Design; or Marketing Communication and Advertising. This is an ideal degree if you are interested in more than one area of media and communications and want a flexible future career path.

What you will study

From day one you will work on sourcing and developing stories, as you produce multimedia materials (including text, audio, video, photography and graphics) for publication across social channels and online platforms.

At the same time you will learn the ways in which journalism is changing, why media laws and ethics are important, and how new storytelling formats, such as podcasts and web-series, are changing the way we learn about and engage with the world around us.

In addition to the core subjects and a major in Journalism, there is also the opportunity to complete another major from the below list. This will increase your knowledge and employability in the media and communication industries.

Digital and Social Media
Global Screen Media
Marketing Communication and Advertising
Visual Communication Design

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate sound understanding of media and communication industries, practices, users, and regulation;
2 Demonstrate practical production skills appropriate to one or more of digital and social media, global screen media, visual communication design, journalism, and marketing communication and advertising;
3 Communicate effectively and ethically across a wide range of contexts, and contribute at a high level to the circulation of ideas and information;
4 Demonstrate the capacity to work independently and in teams, to manage continuous professional self-development, and to sustain professional relationships with integrity;
5 Synthesise conceptual, analytical and practical production skills to address complex issues in media and communication;
6 Develop novel solutions and resources that demonstrate expertise in media and communication.

Why choose this course

Journalism is a dynamic, challenging and creative career that places you at the forefront of some of the most complex issues facing the global community.

More than ever employers are seeking graduates who are inquisitive, motivated, confident and capable communicators. This course develops those skills and qualities through its focus on multimedia content creation and its exploration of the past, present and future of journalism in our world.

Career opportunities

Global Communications
Digital Publishing
Media Strategy and Planning
Public Relations
Market Research
Event Coordinator
Publicity Officer
Tourism Officer
Print/Television/Radio/Photo/Online Journalist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,176.00 (US$ 19,337) per year
AUD $84,528 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $14,088

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

10 July 2020

More details

Start date

27 July 2020


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students wishing to undertake a bachelor’s degree can enter directly from secondary education, or from a foundation studies program in Australia or overseas. UOW recognises secondary qualifications from more than 40 countries and education systems, including GCE A levels, International Baccalaureate and SAT, and can assess students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school (Year 12) for direct entry to the first year of a bachelor’s degree. English language requirements: IELTS - 6.0 Overall Score; TOEFL - 70 (Reading, Writing - 18, Listening, Speaking - 12) Pearson PTE - 54.

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 5.0, speaking 5.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 70, reading 18, writing 18, listening 12, speaking 12; PTE Academic overall score of 54 (Reading and Writing 54, Speaking and Listening 47).

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

About this uni

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students