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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Communication in Journalism - 222JA

Course Code: 222JA
Course Version: 3
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Communication and Media
CRICOS Code: 077620B
ATAR 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Double degree: Reporting from a global stage

Boost your journalism expertise with a degree in international studies.

Profound and rapid change is significantly reshaping the media industry. This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the latest communications and journalistic techniques, coupled with in-depth knowledge of cultural diversity and socio-economic changes within the context of globalization.

Combine a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism at UC to:

  • be informed in cutting-edge national and international research
  • grasp intercultural issues on a world stage
  • investigate cultural, political and economic influences globally
  • manage media and source relationships
  • develop integrated skills in print, video, audio and online formats
  • boost your expertise in social media
  • undergo training in investigation and specialist forms of journalism
  • bolster your emerging digital techniques
  • access industry-standard broadcast and online facilities
  • produce news and current affairs stories for publication on the student journalism website
  • think critically, analytically and ethically.

Study opportunities

You will have access to industry-standard radio, television and online facilities to produce and present your work. You will produce news and current affairs stories in print, radio, television and online for the program's multi-media outlet NowUC

You’ll tackle an extended journalism project and work within a converged media environment. An industry placement during your degree ensures you apply what you have learnt to a real newsroom.

Career opportunities

Discover exciting work across many fields of media such as newspapers and magazines; radio and television; online and start-up ventures.

Our graduates also find specialist work in Canberra with government departments and agencies in media liaison, publication information and publication officer roles.

Other opportunities

UC's strategic location in the national capital is to your professional advantage. Our campus is close to national institutions, including federal parliament and the parliamentary press gallery, offering you specialised learning and internship opportunities.

You can apply by way of portfolio and brief interviews with our friendly team of academics.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email artsanddesign.enquiries@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 2570 or 6206 3887

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies BA IntlSt
Bachelor of Communication in Journalism BComm Jnl

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Communication in Journalism Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The course gives students an opportunity to attain interdisciplinary understanding of global issues. It helps them understand the connection between geography, history, politics and cultures of global communities. Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
The course develops students' ability to understand and analyse current world events, by contextualising and communicating them in relation to relevant global developments and processes. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement
solutions.
The course introduces students to a range of academic fields and approaches its themes and topics from a variety of multi-disciplinary perspectives, and improves their ability to engage in critical analysis of knowledge and practices. Communication: ability present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitude to work collectively.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
Students will have the analytical skills required to understand and evaluate the global socio-economic impact on cultures and communities. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefits of others and the environment.
The course equips students with skills needed for generation of creative ideas and problem solving. The course provides an internship unit and a minor in professional skills which aims to develop skills needed in workplaces. Communication: ability present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitude to work collectively.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
1. Produce a range of content to media industry standards.
2. Demonstrate production and presentation techniques in broadcast, print and online environments to industry standard.
3. Demonstrate an ability to apply the journalistic and communication theories which underpin journalism practice.
4. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and apply them to journalistic practice.
5. An understanding of the theoretical principles of communication in society.
6. Understand and apply media research methods.
7. Understanding of the role of the media in society and the impact of journalism on public debate. In particular, understand the rapid changes currently occurring in media industries.
8. Understand and apply the legal and ethical principles of contemporary journalism.
9. Experience in a professional journalism or media environment through a compulsory internship.
10. Develop generic communication and personal presentation skills to equip graduates for success in professional life.
Communication: The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and inquiry: The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

Problem solving: The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working independently and with others: The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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