Get hands-on learning experience with one of the most respected courses in the industry. Develop your knowledge in communication and media while gaining practical skills. Learn how to identify, research, plan and produce newsworthy stories suitable for print, broadcast and online media. Our course structure, content and assessments are designed to support the development of your professional skills.

I have always wanted to be a television presenter, the Bachelor of Arts allows me to study journalism, which will be very helpful in allowing me to reach this goal.

william howard

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws)

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If you’ve got an insight that the news and media industry could benefit from, take on an ambitious higher degree by research and become an expert in your field.

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Recent Deakin research

Journalism ethics and law: stories of media practice

Janine Little presents a combined ethics and law experience for journalism students and uses stories and case studies to highlight the most significant questions for the practice of law and ethics today.

Our community

Our partnerships with national media outlets mean you have the opportunity to intern with a major newspaper, radio station or television network in your final year. 

You’ll be able to see your work published and gain first-hand broadcasting experience. Our students often secure employment as a direct result of their work and ability to collaborate across various discipline areas.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work effectively in contemporary digital newsrooms. If you have a way with words and getting to the heart of a matter, a career in journalism could lead nearly anywhere. Some specialities include:

  • broadcast journalist
  • commissioning editor
  • editorial assistant
  • freelance journalist
  • magazine journalist 
  • media policy writer
  • newspaper journalist
  • political speech writer
  • press photographer
  • press sub-editor
  • publishing copy-editor/proofreader.

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