Course Description

Journalism and reporting is an evolving industry that encompasses a multitude of media including print, video, audio, web, and social media to inform, engage and entertain. Journalists have highly honed research, investigation and writing skills and are able to convey a compelling story gathered from various sources.

The Bachelor of Journalism provides in-depth hands-on training in journalism, converging media (audio, video, web, mobile), digital communication and multimedia storytelling. It has a strong professional focus, with an emphasis on practical learning with studio-based studies in multimedia content production. You will learn to research, produce and present informative, entertaining and timely multimedia stories in short and long-form, including podcasting and webcasting, and you will work independently and collaboratively.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Journalism has a prescribed set of core subjects, as well as the opportunity to use electives to complete a major or two minors from a multi-disciplinary list*.

You'll be part of the UOWTV Multimedia student newsroom, and produce coverage for its website, YouTube channel and social media platforms. You will have real deadlines and will engage with the community and industry. You will also explore and innovate within journalism’s changing environment, including podcasting, data journalism and immersive video.

*Subject to final approval for 2020

Tuition Fees

International Students: $26,064 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.5% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 82.4% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 71.8% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 50.6% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 35.7% (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: 058983K
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 852

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 62
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 72
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 84
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 70