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Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) - ARB102

Course Code: ARB102
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362428
CRICOS Code: 095567G
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Report stories from the heart of the nation

With a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) from the University of Canberra, you’ll be on the path to an exciting journalistic future. With unrivalled opportunities due to the unique Canberra location and proximity to the Parliament House Press Gallery, you’ll study the art of storytelling and learn how to tell true, accurate and intriguing stories about our world.

You’ll explore how to research, produce, publish and promote news across a range of different media, and develop your editorial judgement and leadership ability by working in teams to publish your original stories in print, on-air and online. Topics studied include traditional reporting, digital curation, content creation and freelancing. You’ll graduate with the full suite of in-demand skills which will allow you to produce engaging quality journalism in a multi-platform media environment.

Study a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) at UC and you will:

  • appreciate and critique the role of public interest journalism in society
  • work flexibly, collaboratively and autonomously in deadline-driven environments
  • instinctively adopt communication technologies in the production of journalism
  • become a confident professional storyteller with the ability to work locally, regionally and internationally
  • apply the highest standards of professionalism expected of journalists.

Work Integrated Learning

During the course, you’ll undertake 100 hours of real-world industry experience through internship placements with local and national media organisations like the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery, ABC TV and radio, Canberra Times, Channel 9, Sky News, Australian Associated Press, 2CC and Win Television.

Your study will finish in the production of a feature-length multi-platform journalism project and will be presented using expertise gained in print, video and audio journalism. Students are encouraged to get involved in the student radio station 87.8 UCFM, producing and presenting programs, and writing for the UC student magazine Curieux. Study abroad is promoted as a way of gaining a global perspective on local issues, and there are numerous opportunities to take part in international study and study tours.

Career opportunities

  • Journalist (newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online)
  • Communications officer
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Media adviser
  • Social media coordinator
  • Online community manager
  • Digital campaigner
  • Content creator and marketer
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Digital editor/curator
  • Multi-platform content creator
  • Videographer/photographer/podcaster
  • Professional writer

Course-specific information

We also offer a range of short and longer term international study and internship opportunities which count as credit towards your degree. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in research, we provide a clear pathway to the Master of Communication degree.

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

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

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 Communication and Media (Journalism) BComm&Media (Jnl)

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 $28,000

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
Appreciate and critique the role of public interest journalism in society. 2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Critically examine and apply the highest standards of professionalism expected of journalists. 1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives; and
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware.
Work flexibly, collaboratively and autonomously in deadline driven environments. 1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.
Reflexively adopt communication technologies in the production of journalism. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

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

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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