What will I learn?

Journalism and reporting is an evolving industry that encompasses a multitude of media including print, video, audio, web, and social media to inform, engage and entertain. Journalists have highly honed research, investigation and writing skills and are able to convey a compelling story gathered from various sources.

The Bachelor of Journalism provides in-depth hands-on training in journalism, converging media (audio, video, web, mobile), digital communication and multimedia storytelling. It has a strong professional focus, with an emphasis on practical learning with studio-based studies in multimedia content production. You will learn to research, produce and present informative, entertaining and timely multimedia stories in short and long-form, including podcasting and webcasting, and you will work independently and collaboratively.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Journalism has a prescribed set of core subjects, as well as the opportunity to use electives to complete a major or two minors from a multi-disciplinary list.

You'll be part of the UOWTV Multimedia student newsroom, and produce coverage for its website, YouTube channel and social media platforms. You will have real deadlines and will engage with the community and industry. You will also explore and innovate within journalism’s changing environment, including podcasting, data journalism and immersive video.

Why choose this course

When you study Journalism at UOW you learn by doing, through studio-based practice. Be inspired by our purpose-built labs, UOWTV Multimedia, fellow students studying other creative disciplines, our campus and the iconic natural location.

Our convergent journalism lab includes a radio studio, digital media and television editing suites, designed to help you deliver your stories in a number of different mediums, including online podcasts and real-time webcasts. You will work alongside experts with industry experience, who understand the impact of the changing media landscape and how you as a future journalist will help drive the future of the digital economy.

Career opportunities

Global Communications

Digital Publishing

Media Strategy and Planning

Public Relations

Copywriter

Market Research

Event Coordinator

Publicity Officer

Tourism Officer

Print/Television/Radio/Photo/Online Journalist

Government

Editor

Feature Writer

Reporter

Researcher

Advertising

Social Media Manager

Media Management Advisor

Communication Specialist

Corporate Communications

Content Development

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

CRICOS

058983K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,592.00 (US$ 19,754) per year
AUD $79,776 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $13,296

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

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school (Year 12). IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 79, reading 18, writing 18, listening 18, speaking 18; PTE Academic overall score of 57 (Reading and Writing 57, Speaking and Listening 50).

For international students

Successful completion of 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.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 7.0, reading 6.5, writing 7.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 98, reading 22, writing 25, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 69, Reading & Writing 69, Speaking & Listening 62

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

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