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Murdoch University

  • 3,394 postgraduate students
  • 37% international / 63% domestic

Bachelor of Communication (BCommun) in Journalism

In our Journalism course, you’ll develop the skills you need to thrive in the digital era of news.

Key details

Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
B1342
Study Mode
In person

About this course

In our Journalism course, you’ll develop the skills you need to thrive in the digital era of news. Learn everything you need to know to work within a professional news organisation, gathering information and producing editorial content in text, audio and video and multimedia formats. You’ll learn the skills you need to get a job in today’s evolving media landscape, from practical reporting and writing, through to using social media and video journalism, and learning how to manage the back end of a website. You will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Audition, as well as drones to capture stories from a completely different angle. You will investigate the ethical, legal and cultural contexts of the media, analyse the influence journalism has on society as well as the rapidly changing world of news delivery. You have the choice to focus on broadcasting or digital journalism. If you are interested in radio broadcasting, we recommend you also take the minor in Radio, which gives you live, on-air experience through Radio Fremantle and other radio productions. With the help of our industry-experienced lecturers, you’ll conduct interviews, shoot photos and videos and create multimedia content to tell amazing stories. In your final unit, your stories will be written and uploaded to our student news website, as you work in an online newsroom and find out how the industry really works. 7 reasons to study Journalism You’ll get the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of our students who have interned at the ABC, the West, Channel Seven, The Fremantle Herald and other Perth newsrooms. Have the chance to get some real-world experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH and work on real projects. Study the only Journalism university course in Perth that offers you the chance to use drone technology. Join professional networks and build valuable connections through our academics and their close relationships with industry. Study two majors in three years and graduate with two specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects.

Study locations

Murdoch WA

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at Murdoch University.
64.5%
Overall satisfaction
61.3%
Skill scale
64.5%
Teaching scale
37%
Employed full-time