Bachelor of Arts

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Unit Set Code

MJ-A000014 (major)

MN-A000014 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only


This long-established program at Deakin offers the skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment in the communications industries, across print, TV, radio and online. There is an emphasis on practical hands-on learning and gain experience and develop skills in communicating information in engaging, interesting and accessible ways across different media formats. The curriculum covers news and feature writing, radio and TV reporting, multimedia and online journalism, local and international journalism and media ethics and law. In your final year undertake intensive news production work and an industry internship.

Career outcomes

You may find employment in advertising agencies, consumer and business magazine publishers, freelance journalism, metropolitan, suburban and country newspapers, press agencies, public relations agencies, publishing companies, radio stations and television channels.


  • To complete a Major sequence in Journalism select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Journalism select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ALJ111News Reporting 1

ALJ112News Reporting 2

Complete 3 units from level 2, selected from:

ALJ216Feature Writing

ALJ218Audio Journalism

ALJ221Video Journalism

ACC213Media Law and Ethics

Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

ALJ304Local Journalism

ALJ330News Production 1

ALJ324Journalism in Society


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