Units in second semester 2020 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.
This course is not available for international students.
- Journalism Stream (BComms)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Use your creative flair and investigative skills to make content for radio, television and online platforms.
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.
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 Western Independent, the dedicated student journalism website.
The Journalism stream is taken as part of the Bachelor of Communications.
- The written and verbal communication skills you will develop in this stream are valuable and highly transferable.
- You can design your degree to suit your interests by choosing from a range of media streams, broadening your career options when you graduate.
- You can build a portfolio of journalism work, and develop networks with a community of journalism students and media industry professionals.
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.
- Media presenter
- Media producer
- Corporate and government communications officer
- Media relations officer
- Digital media officer
- 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
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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
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- Curtin course code: STRU-JOURN
- Last updated on: January 9, 2020