Course details

CRICOS course code: 096577J

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Highlights

  • Join the list of our graduates including Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.
  • Learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Go beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and build your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities.
  • Access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.

Why choose this course?

The world is a noisy place. So much chatter. So many points of view. There’s a flood of facts flowing through our phones. How many of those facts are true? And how can today's journalist report on news and feature stories that people can connect to? That's exactly what you're going to learn in this course.

This is a journalism degree that will ensure you are ready for a changing world. You’ll learn to prepare and present news and features for traditional outlets, as well as social media, podcasts, YouTube and emerging technologies and write socially responsible news stories.

This course will provide you with a broad knowledge of the foundations of news reporting focusing on identifying, researching and then structuring news reports in an evolving news environment.

Real-world learning

This course goes beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and builds your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities. You'll access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.

You'll learn to prepare and present news and features for traditional outlets, as well as social media, podcasts, YouTube and emerging technologies. To do this you’ll access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute real-world articles to QUT News and other outlets.

Learn from working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies. QUT Journalism staff maintain close links to the industry through their association with high-profile awards and organisations including the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism and the Queensland Clarion Awards.

Careers and outcomes

Our journalism graduates have achieved distinction in high-profile news, media and public relations positions. Our graduates include senior Australian journalists such as Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.

Professional recognition

Our journalism degree is recognised by the Australian Journalists' Association section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Possible careers

  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Journalist
  • Media Researcher
  • Podcast Host
  • Presenter
  • Producer
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Reporter
  • Sports Reporter

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 31,400 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 32,700 per year
Start date: 13 July 2020
22 February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road
Brisbane Queensland 4059
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia