Graduate Certificate of Journalism

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Journalism
Campus
Length1 year part time
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359
artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

Course Director

Nina Weerakkody, +61 3 522 71340, nina.weerakkody@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A549

Course sub-headings

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.  

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.

Course structure

Trimester 1

ALJ721International News

ALJ710Multimedia Reporting

ALJ728Feature Writing

ALJ729Newsroom Practice

Trimester 2

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

ALJ722Investigative and Narrative Journalism

ACC717Law Media and Communication [Formerly ALJ724]

ALJ725Editing and Design in a Multiple Media Environment

 

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