Bachelor of Journalism

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Program summary

Carve out your pathway through the world of news.

Create a name for yourself in media to get published and kick start your career in journalism. Our journalism degree produces journalists with a strong sense of ethics, practical skills in print, broadcast and digital media, and a good writing background and the practical skills to work in any new media environment.

Our teaching staff are industry professionals, and offer you personal attention, learn your strengths and help you grow incrementally through your degree. You will take part in real radio and television broadcasts and develop quality print and digital news content for local media. You’ll get first-hand experience in the world of news media through your internship in the media industry. Your internship is organised for you by USC and consists of 13 days in a news agency.

Our graduates have interned at news outlets including ABC Radio Coast FM, Sea FM, Channel 7, WIN, The Courier-Mail and the Sunshine Coast Daily. Throughout your program you’ll build a portfolio of work that will enable you to graduate with the right ingredients to help you land a job in the competitive journalism industry. Our enviable rate of graduate employment attests to the strength of our journalism program.

Career opportunities

Journalism, photo-journalism, sub-editing, online writing, feature writing, radio journalism, television journalism, video production, sports journalism, travel writing, corporate communications, technical writing, media business, documentary making.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses, including the core course
  • You must select and register your compulsory major(s)/minor(s) as soon as possible
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Some required introductory courses may count towards some minors
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

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

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • 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 students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

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