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Bachelor of Journalism - 320JA

Course Code: 320JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 363025
CRICOS Code: 087834E
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Work in the fast-changing world of media

The media industry is currently undergoing profound and rapid change. At UC we’ll prepare you for a career in mainstream media, as well as new and emerging formats.

Based on a solid foundation of journalistic writing and research, this degree teaches you skills to diversify into areas such as content marketing, social and digital campaigning and creative writing.

Study a Bachelor of Journalism at UC and you will:

  • create short and feature length journalistic and creative writing pieces
  • produce feature-rich written, audio, video, social and other online media content
  • develop production and presentation techniques in traditional broadcast, print, audio and video
  • develop online campaign skills to engage and mobilise the public
  • develop analytical and critical thinking skills
  • apply journalistic and communication theories
  • understand the role of the media in society and the impact of journalism on public debate
  • understand and apply the ethical and legal principles of contemporary media practice.

Work-integrated learning

UC’s strategic location in the national capital, close to national institutions such as Parliament House and its press gallery, will be to your advantage. You will undertake a four-week internship in a local media organisation and practice your skills in our online newsroom, studio and digital campaigning production hub as a journalist, producer and editor.

Career opportunities

  • Print, radio, television and online journalist
  • Communications officer
  • Editor and producer
  • Media advisor
  • Social media coordinator
  • Online community manager
  • Digital campaigner
  • Content creator and marketer
  • Social entrepreneur

Course specific information

The Bachelor of Journalism offers a range of cutting edge specialisations as alternative exit awards:

- Bachelor of Journalism (Content Marketing)
- Bachelor of Journalism (Social and Digital Campaigning)
- Bachelor of Journalism (Creative Writing)

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 FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic digital literacies, ICT, computer, word processing and image production skills

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Journalism B Jnl

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Journalism (Content Marketing) Bachelor of Journalism (Social and Digital Campaigning) Bachelor of Journalism (Creative Writing)

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $27,700
2020 CSP $27,900

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Bachelor of Journalism .
1. To produce flexible, adaptable, ethical and reflective practitioners who can apply their journalism skills in a constantly changing, global media environment. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
2. Produce journalism content to media industry standards. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3. Demonstrate production and presentation techniques in traditional broadcast, print, audio, video, online and social media environments to industry standard. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
4. Demonstrate an ability to apply the journalistic and communication theories which underpin journalism practice. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
5. An understanding of the theoretical principles of communication in society. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
6. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and apply them to journalistic practice. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
7. Understand and apply media research methods. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
8. Understanding of the role of the media in society and the impact of journalism on public debate. In particular, understand the rapid changes occurring in media industries. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
9. Understand and apply the legal and ethical principles of contemporary journalism. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
10. Experience in a professional journalism or media environment through a compulsory internship. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
11. Develop generic communication and personal presentation skills to equip graduates for success in professional life. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
Bachelor of Journalism (Content Marketing) .
1. Produce feature-rich audio, video, social and other online media content. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
2. Understand the role of commercial messaging in the contemporary global media market. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3. Understand how to target media content to key commercial audiences. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
4. Understand and apply the ethical and legal principles of contemporary media practice. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
5. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
6. Understand and apply media research methods in the professional context of permanent innovation. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
7. Develop professional networks and workplace competencies through a compulsory internship. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
8. Understand key contemporary and historical media theories. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
9. Develop generic communication and personal presentation skills to equip graduates for success in professional life. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
Bachelor of Journalism (Social and Digital Campaigning) .
1. Develop online campaign skills to engage and mobilise publics on cultural and social justice issues. employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
2. Produce quality journalistic audio, video, social media and online content for use in Social and Digital Campaigning. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and apply them to journalistic practice and advocacy. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
4. Develop awareness of local and global social justice and environmental issues. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
5. Experience in a professional journalism or digital campaigning environment through a compulsory internship. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
6. Understand and apply media research methods. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
7. Understand and apply the legal and ethical principles of contemporary journalism and media law. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
8. Develop professional networks and workplace competencies through a compulsory internship. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
9. Understand the theoretical principles of communication in society, particularly in a rapidly changing digital environment. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
10. Understand the nature of global networked communities. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
11. Develop generic communication and personal presentation skills to equip graduates for success in professional life. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
Bachelor of Journalism (Creative Writing) .
1. Develop narrative non-fiction writing skills ? using journalism and creative writing techniques. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
2. Develop a solid foundation in journalism research and production across audio, video, online and social media platforms. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3. Create short and feature length works of journalism and creative writing. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
4. Understand the role of writing in contemporary society. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
5. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and apply them to journalistic and creative non-fiction writing practice. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
6. Experience in a professional journalism or creative writing environment through a compulsory internship. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
7. Understand and apply cultural research methods. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
8. Understand and apply the legal and ethical principles of contemporary journalism and media law. - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
9. Understand the theoretical principles of communication in society, particularly in a rapidly changing digital environment. - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
10. Develop generic communication and personal presentation skills to equip graduates for success in professional life - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum of twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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