Bachelor of Arts

Sport Journalism

Unit set code

MJ-A310028 (major)

MN-A310028 (minor)


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


Transform your passion into a career as a sport reporter. Deakin’s Sport Journalism major takes you beyond the game to the broader business, and legal and ethical issues associated with sports. You’ll combine practical journalistic and production skills across all news media platforms, from print to podcasts and video and the web, with studies in sport management to understand the sport system and the social and cultural impacts of sport, and issues relating to governance. You will learn from teachers who are leaders and practitioners in their fields, while developing your professional network and portfolio.

Career outcomes

  • Digital content producer
  • Media and communications manager
  • Producer
  • Podcaster
  • Sports journalist
  • Social media manager
  • Sports broadcaster
  • Videographer


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

Complete 8 units from:

ALJ111Introduction to Journalism

MMS100Sport Organisation

ALJ216Feature Writing

ALJ218Podcasting and Audio Journalism

ALJ221Video Journalism

MMS201Sport in Society

MMS313Sport Leadership and Governance

ALJ330Developing a Journalism Portfolio 1