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Graduate Certificate of Journalism

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Journalism
Deakin course code A549

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Course overview

Deakin University is a national leader in the provision of professional development programs for people working in the communication industry. It works in partnership with major employers and professional associations to deliver top quality programs in public relations, journalism and all aspects of professional communication. Deakin has designed its journalism postgraduate program to help integrate academic studies with work and personal commitments.  The Graduate Certificate of Journalism is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and via Cloud (online) mode and is supported by a wide range of services. Postgraduate journalism courses provide an intensive practical component, ensuring strong job entry skills.  The courses will enhance journalistic creative and critical thinking skills, which are essential to progression in this vibrant profession, and will also prepare students for the challenges they will face in the twenty-first century by helping develop the analytical skills necessary for reporting events in context.  

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of  Journalism, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study from the specified list of units below.

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Course structure

Trimester 1

ALJ721 International News  

ALJ710 Multimedia Reporting  

ALJ728 Feature Writing  

ALJ729 Newsroom Practice  


Trimester 2


ACA715 Creative Enterprise Project  

ALJ722 Investigative and Narrative Journalism  

ACC717 Law Media and Communication  [Formerly ALJ724]

ALJ725 Editing and Design in a Multiple Media Environment  


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