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Journalism

Undergraduate Specialisation

SPUC-JOURL

Course
Journalism Specialisation
Credit
100

Outline

Use your creative flair and investigative skills to make content for radio, television and online platforms.

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The study of journalism encompasses many of the most important areas for learning and discussion in the world right now: truth, fake news, freedom of speech, cancel culture, democratic structures, media literacy, and critical thinking. Students in the Journalism Specialisation learn practical reporting skills such as research, interviewing, writing and presenting. They are introduced to contemporary multimedia journalism and learn how to report for audio, video and online.

How to apply

This specialisation sits within the Bachelor of Communications degree. To apply, you will apply for the Bachelor of Communications. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the specialisation you wish to study.

Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started. 

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Why study

  • This specialisation is centred around technology and will give you the opportunity to work with commercial equipment, and produce work for print, radio, film and television.
  • You can design your degree to suit your interests by choosing from a range of media specialisations.
  • You can build your portfolio and work experience, and network with industry professionals.

Student profile

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Career information

  • Journalist
  • Media presenter

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

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  • Curtin course code: SPUC-JOURL
  • Last updated on: May 24, 2022