Journalism major

This long-established program at Deakin offers the skills and knowledge needed to become a qualified journalist in broadcast and print media.

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Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Journalism Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Journalism Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Communication Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Humanitarian Assistance (NEW for T3, 2013) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of International and Community Development Course information for: Local Students International Students

Why study at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career
 
This major sequence provides students with the skills and knowledge to become qualified journalists in the broadcast and print media. Initially, studies focus on the mass media and the extent to which journalists live up to the ethical standards set both by their profession and the expectations of the public. Comparative studies focus on the role of journalists and the news media in different political systems and cultures.

Learn from the best

Many of the teaching staff come from media/journalism backgrounds and have won many awards for teaching excellence and bringing the newsroom into the classroom.

Career and Industry
 
Students will gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical elements of radio and television journalism, and the role radio plays as a communication medium. The laws of defamation and other legal constraints to which the profession of journalism is subject are examined in the final level. Students will also develop research techniques, practical skills and an understanding of the methods and techniques required for specialist writing.
The writing component within the course is intensive, to bring students' work to a standard that can be published in a daily newspaper or mainstream magazine.



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