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Journalism and Professional Writing Major | 2017
The Journalism and Professional Writing area of study equips its graduates with the core skills in a range of fields, including journalism, government and corporate communications.
The program recognises that writing and research are the skills that underpin modern communications, and that online delivery is central to the provision of information and cultural participation. With this in mind, students learn to source stories and write for a range of publications within the overall news ecology, including newspapers, magazines and websites.
In the professional writing subjects they learn how to produce a range of corporate documents, ranging from briefing papers and speeches to company reports and policy documents. All students learn how to publish their work.
Subjects Required for Major Study
A major in Journalism and Professional Writing consists of at least 54 credit points as outlined below.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|PHIL106||Media, Art and Society||6||Spring|
|JRNL101||Media Reporting and Storytelling 1||6||Autumn|
|JRNL102||Convergent Media Reporting and Production||6||Spring|
|JRNL201||Media Reporting and Storytelling 2||6||Autumn|
|JRNL202||Media Editing and Production Practice||6||Spring|
|JRNL301||Data Journalism Research and Investigation||6||Autumn|
|Plus TWO from the following:|
|JRNL212||Magazine and Lifestyle Journalism||6||Spring|
|JRNL250||Professional Writing 1||6||Autumn|
|JRNL350||Professional Writing 2||6||Autumn|
|JRNL360||Convergent Newsroom Practice||6||Spring|
A 24 credit point minor in Journalism and Professional Writing is available.
Further information is available at: