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Study Journalism at Curtin

Journalism

Undergraduate Stream

STRU-JOURN

Stream
Journalism Stream (BComms)
Credit
125

Outline

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

Study Journalism at Curtin

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Work experience

Gain hands-on skills in our media production studio, radio station, and online news site.

In the Journalism stream you will develop the ability to research, prepare and publish news across different media platforms including online, radio and video. You’ll undertake practical work in excellent facilities such as the on-campus Media Production Studio and in the newsroom of the Western Independent, the dedicated student journalism website.

The Journalism stream is taken as part of the Bachelor of Communications.

Why study

  • The written and verbal communication skills that you will develop by completing the journalism stream are valuable and highly transferable.
  • You can design your degree to suit your interests by choosing from a range of media streams.
  • You can build a portfolio of journalism, and develop networks with a community of journalism students and media industry professionals.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information

Careers:

  • Journalist
  • Media presenter
  • Media producer
  • Corporate and government communications officer
  • Media relations officer
  • Digital media officer

Industries:

  • Media
  • Government and corporate communications
  • Public relations

What you'll learn

  • explain critical theories relating to media-based communications in corporate applications and apply them to a range of roles and functions
  • apply critical thinking and creative approaches to resolve issues and meet challenges in their own professional and creative practice
  • access, evaluate and synthesise appropriate information in order to realise media-based communication objectives
  • communicate ideas to a range of audiences by developing and applying media-based strategies
  • utilise media production technologies and apply them to create effective media-based materials to meet required outcomes
  • apply learning strategies to build on skills and understandings in order to adapt to continually changing industry and corporate needs
  • recognise the significance of global media to business and be able to apply international standards and practices in their creative practice
  • value the cultural and intercultural nature of corporate media and communications and represent this knowledge at a personal and professional level
  • demonstrate professional behaviour and standards and work collaboratively to apply them in all aspects of media and business-related activities

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: STRU-JOURN
  • Last updated on: December 3, 2019