Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)


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Dr Elizabeth (Jane) Stephens
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Dr Elizabeth (Jane) Stephens

Report on the events and decisions that shape lives

New technologies continuously change the way we consume news and information. To stay relevant, journalists need a strong foundation in both traditional and digital media.

In this program you’ll develop practical skills in print, broadcast, and digital media, along with a strong sense of ethics, and a good writing background to work in any media environment. With a focus on practical learning, you’ll build a portfolio of professional-level work, participate in an internship, and publish and present journalism with industry partners.

In this program you will:

  • Learn from industry professionals and study courses in news writing, online journalism, broadcast journalism, feature writing, photography, media law, editing and investigative reporting.
  • Take part in radio and television broadcasts, and develop quality print and digital news content for local media.
  • Gain first-hand experience in news media through an internship in the media industry.
  • Build a portfolio of work to help you land a job in the competitive journalism industry.
  • Enjoy studying a quality journalism degree that has a high rate of graduate employment.
Career opportunities:
  • Journalist
  • Sub-editor
  • Online writer
  • Feature writer
  • Radio journalist
  • Television journalist
  • Digital content producer
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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
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