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Course overview

Get extensive hands-on practice in mobile journalism and data journalism, along with news research, feature writing, audio journalism, video, photography, international reporting, ethics and media law.

Become a working journalist from day one as you experience the rush of meeting deadlines and complete specialist journalism training in your chosen elective.

How you’ll learn

Designed and taught by industry professionals, this course focuses on innovative practices and project-based learning. Small classes (25 or fewer students) feature personalised teaching that nurtures each student’s unique strengths.

You’ll work on real stories across all media platforms, both individually and in teams, and contribute to the national award-winning student-run journalism website Hatch.

The Bachelor of Journalism course allows you to choose from the following industry electives, so you can get hands-on, industry-focused experience to launch your career reporting on topics that interest you:

  • Sports Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Fashion Writing
  • Music Journalism
  • Food, Lifestyle and Travel Writing
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Business Journalism
  • Podcasting
Campuses
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
Delivery
  • On-campus
Potential job opportunities
  • Digital Journalist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Radio Presenter
  • Digital Producer
  • News Reporter
  • Social Media Editor
  • Sports Journalist
  • Travel Writer
Accreditation

This qualification is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework and is accredited to 30/08/2020 CRICOS Code 080557M.

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Start dates

February, May and September 2020

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Number of units

24

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Duration

2 years full-time
4 years part-time

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Internship

120 hours
within degree structure

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Class options

Daytime, evening

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Entry requirements

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Fees

$2,250 per unit

financial-aid

FEE-HELP

Yes

Unit outlines

Course structure

Journalism Bachelor Course Structure
Year 1 & 2 electives
Sports Journalism
Photojournalism
Fashion Writing
Music Journalism
Food, Lifestyle and Travel Writing
Investigative Reporting
Business Journalism
Podcasting
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Start dates

February, May and September 2020

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Number of units

24

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Internship

120 hours
within degree structure

day-night

Class options

Daytime, evening

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Entry requirements

fees

Fees and scholarships

Unit outlines

Course structure

Journalism Bachelor Course Structure International
Year 2 & 3 electives
Sports Journalism
Food, Lifestyle & Travel
Business Journalism
Investigative Journalism
Fashion Journalism
Music Journalism
Photojournalism
Podcasting
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Our successful graduates

Emma Gillman

“I was drawn to Macleay for its practical units and strong emphasis on getting all the hands-on experience”

Emma Gillman | Bachelor of Journalism

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Industry connections and internships

In addition to our industry-based teachers, you’ll also meet and hear from a range of impactful guest speakers and have the opportunity to visit working newsrooms, big and small, traditional and digital. Internships also help you connect to your industry. Macleay can help you find internships with newspapers, magazines, digital newsrooms, TV networks and radio stations, providing valuable work experience that often lead to amazing job opportunities.

Macleay students have interned at companies like:

abc
ch-7
ch-10
daily-tel
fairfax
fox-sports
mamamia
nova
sbs

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