Bachelor's Degree + Undergraduate Unit
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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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The Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), from Deakin University, provides key journalism skills and knowledge for those seeking careers in the communications industry.
Throughout this comprehensive undergraduate course, you'll undertake hands-on learning to develop journalistic skills in print, radio, television and online platforms. Throughout years one and two of the course, you'll build a strong foundation of techniques and conventions for researching and reporting stories, interviewing and news writing. In your third and final year, you'll complete intensive news production work and undertake an industry internship.
The course consists of 18 core units and 6 electives that cover a range of academic and professional skills. Study online or on-campus in Melbourne or Geelong.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this communications course, the subjects you may study include:
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from Deakin University.
Students graduate with a portfolio of news artefacts that will help them pursue journalism and media positions in news organisations of any size. Graduates may also pursue further study in the form of a communication honours degree.
Wondering where a career in communications could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.
Students can also pay fees upfront.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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