Course Description

RMIT’s journalism program is highly regarded by the local and international news media industry, for its blend of theory and practice.

Graduates are employed in all major news organisations in Australia, and in many international news agencies.

As part of your studies, you will take part in both simulated and live productions of radio and TV news and current affairs. You will also learn to write high quality print and digital news and feature stories, which will be published in the well-regarded City Journal.

By the end of your studies you will have the practical and theoretical knowledge to begin a career in journalism, in Australia and abroad, and be able to show employers evidence of your skills and achievements with a professional portfolio of published work.

With the changing dynamic of the industry, our students are also well equipped to pursue roles such as media advisors and corporate communication specialists.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $19,698 total course cost
International Students: $30,720 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.1% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 76.3% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 73.4% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 52.6% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 30.5% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $45,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 048668D
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BP220

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or