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.

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MJ-A000014 (major)

MN-A000014 (minor)


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

Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only

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.

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  • 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 no more than two (2) credit points at level 3.  It is highly recommended that students undertake level 1 units as part of their minor sequence.

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

  • News Reporting 1 ALJ111
  • News Reporting 2 ALJ112
  • Complete 3 units from level 2, selected from:

  • Feature Writing ALJ216
  • Audio Journalism ALJ218
  • Video Journalism ALJ221
  • Media Law and Ethics ACC213
  • Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

  • Local Journalism ALJ304
  • News Production 1 ALJ330
  • Journalism in Society ALJ324