Build your knowledge and practical skill set in communication and media with one of the most respected courses in the industry. Learn how to identify, research, plan and produce newsworthy stories suitable for print, broadcast and online media.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work effectively in contemporary digital newsrooms. If you have a way with words and getting to the heart of a matter, a career in journalism could lead nearly anywhere. Some specialities include:

  • broadcast journalist
  • commissioning editor
  • editorial assistant
  • freelance journalist
  • magazine journalist
  • media policy writer
  • newspaper journalist
  • political speech writer
  • press photographer
  • press sub-editor
  • publishing copy-editor/proofreader.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Studying journalism we're taught that it's time to get creative with how we're telling people the news. We need to use the digital age and technology to express the news in interesting new ways, because that's how people are engaging with current affairs these days.

Jasmine Batrouney

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Learn from the best

Victoria Duckett teaches media studies at Deakin. She recommends Deakin to students because her colleagues are "as talented and committed as any that I have worked with."

A new home for new media

Melbourne Burwood Campus is host to an industry-standard newsroom and creative media labs. Communication and creative arts students will be able to learn and refine their skills in an authentic media environment.

Research with us

If you’ve got an insight that the news and media industry could benefit from, take on an ambitious higher degree by research and become an expert in your field.

Learn more about researching with us

Latest articles

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Recent Deakin research

Journalism ethics and law: stories of media practice

Janine Little presents a combined ethics and law experience for journalism students and uses stories and case studies to highlight the most significant questions for the practice of law and ethics today.

Our community

Our partnerships with national media outlets mean you have the opportunity to intern with a major newspaper, radio station or television network in your final year. 

You’ll be able to see your work published and gain first-hand broadcasting experience. Our students often secure employment as a direct result of their work and ability to collaborate across various discipline areas.

Gain industry experience with an internship

Students and lecturers talk about internships in journalism and communication.

Deakin Webinar Series: How to kickstart a career in communications

Trying to break into the fast-paced and constantly evolving word of communications can be overwhelming. Hear about our course options the units on offer, work integrated learning options and internships available to you.

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