Sport media and journalism


Become a world-class sport media professional. Develop your own distinctive commentary style and gain the skills to share sport stories across print, digital and emerging tech channels.

Explore your study options

Aspiring to become a master of sport storytelling in the digital age? When you specialise in sport media and journalism, you’ll learn relevant sport media techniques and define your voice across mediums within Deakin’s industry-grade facilities.


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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Choose a sport media and journalism degree that will get you work ready

Gain practical skills in Deakin’s industry-grade facilities and navigate real-world media scenarios with our industry partners from day one.

Purpose-built facilities

We’re the #1 university in Victoria for facilities and resources.* Get hands-on experience with access to our virtual production, TV, film and animation studio as well as our Outside Broadcast Van and newsroom environments.

Gain industry experience

Develop your skills in writing, producing, researching, interviewing and editing with work-integrated learning. You’ll gain valuable industry insights and build your professional network through internship opportunities.

Top professional roles in sport media and journalism

Australia has entered the Golden Decade of Sport, hosting up to 10 major global sporting events – from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to the Olympic and Paralympic games. In response, the demand for multitalented sport media professionals is growing.

Journalist and other writer roles are projected to increase 10.3% by 2028 according to Australian Government employment projections.^


  • 27,100 jobs for journalists and other writers
  • 14,600 jobs for media producers and presenters.

Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within this rapidly expanding community and industry.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Our courses are shaped by industry experts and designed to equip you with practical skills and experience to prepare you for your future career. Be in-demand as soon as you graduate with a degree from Victoria’s #1 university for course satisfaction.#

Liam learns courtside

Liam learns courtside

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Public Relations) student, Liam, talks about his experience as a courtside journalist for Deakin Live. This opportunity led to an internship and subsequent position at Basketball Australia.

World-class teaching experiences

Carve a career producing content in the ever-evolving sport media industry. You’ll learn from teachers who are leaders and practitioners in their fields, while developing your professional network and portfolio.

Tailor your learning

Tailor your specialisation to a discipline you’re passionate about: sport journalism, PR, communication, management or research. From pitching stories to editors, to blogging and broadcasting, you’ll graduate an adaptive leader in sport media.

Leaders in the field

Deakin is ranked in the top 1% worldwide for media and communication studies, so you can be assured that what you learn with us is relevant to the industry and your career.**

Want to explore more?

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in sport media and journalism, we'll help get you there.

  • The rise to relevance of communication skills
  • How to future-proof your journalism career
  • Festivals to live footy: film, television and animation is all action

The rise to relevance of communication skills

As the digital landscape continues to evolve at remarkable speed, there's one skillset that's more in demand than ever: communication.

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How to future-proof your journalism career

There's no doubt that journalism is a disrupted industry, but what people don't talk about are the opportunities that now exist because of the digital age.

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Festivals to live footy: film, television and animation is all action

Working in film, television or animation can be highly competitive. Deakin can give you the tools to succeed and stand out in the industry.

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*2022 Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
^2023 Employment Projections - for the five years to 2028, Jobs and Skills Australia
#Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2023, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
**QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Contact us

Got a question about our sport media and journalism courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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