- Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.
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Bachelor of Journalism | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Journalism
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
On campus (Face-to-face)
Delivery Campus / UAC Codes:
Wollongong / 754700
The Bachelor of Journalism has been designed to combine hands-on journalism skills with a specialisation taken from another faculty. The end result; graduates who have a strong practical background in journalism, coupled with an understanding of, and interest in, another discipline that potentially can help them establish a career as either a journalist or specialist reporter.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Journalism will be able to:
- Evaluate key issues in contemporary journalism theory and practice;
- Resourcefully employ a range of journalism professional practices both independently and collaboratively;
- Evaluate production ideas and processes critically and reflectively;
- Research and produce informative, entertaining and timely media stories and products in response to project demands;
- Communicate ideas and stories in mediums suited to a range of audiences;
- Engage a range of sources and communities in the production of media stories;
- Apply ethical and culturally informed principles to journalism practice.
All students must complete a minimum of 144 credit points (cp) comprised of the following:
1. 84cp of core Bachelor of Journalism subjects outlined below;
2. 12cp of Journalism and/or Creative electives from the list below;
3. 48cp of other electives to bring the total number of credit points completed to 144.
Note: No more than 48 credit points at 100 level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Journalism degree. No more than 24 credit points of elective subjects may be taken at 100 level, and there must be at least 6 credit points at 300 level. Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300-level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Journalism.
For further information on Awards or Degree Rules, please see the General Course Rules.
Continuing students should consult the handbook from the year they commenced their degree for the appropriate program of study.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|BCM 110||Introduction to Communication and Media Studies||6||Autumn|
|JRNL101||Media Reporting and Storytelling 1||6||Autumn|
|PHIL106||Media, Art and Society||6||Spring|
|JRNL102||Convergent Media Reporting and Production||6||Spring|
|JRNL201||Media Reporting and Storytelling 2||6||Autumn|
|JRNL203||Audio Journalism Production 1||6||Autumn|
|JRNL202||Media Editing and Production Practice||6||Spring|
|JRNL204||Video Journalism Production 1||6||Spring|
|JRNL301||Data Journalism Research and Investigation||6||Autumn|
|JRNL305||Journalism Professional Practice||6||Autumn|
|JRNL304||Journalism Internship||6||Autumn, Spring|
|JRNL306||Issues in Journalism||6||Spring|
|JRNL212||Magazine and Lifestyle Journalism||6||Spring|
|JRNL250||Professional Writing 1||6||Autumn|
|CAOS201||Social Intersections||6||Not available in 2017|
|CAOS202||Word and Image||6||Spring|
|CAOS206||User Interface Design for Mobile Technologies||6||Autumn|
|CAVA211||Visual Arts Studio Workshop D||6||Autumn|
|CAVA212||Visual Arts Studio Workshop E||6||Spring|
|CAVA213||Visual Arts Studio Workshop F||6||Summer 2017/2018|
|CAVA224||Advanced Photography 1||6||Autumn|
|CAVA225||Advanced Photography 2||6||Spring|
|CAVA226||Advanced Photography Intensive||6||Summer 2017/2018|
|JRNL311||Narrative Non-Fiction||6||Not available in 2017|
|JRNL313||Podcasting and Audio Journalism Production 2||6||Autumn|
|JRNL314||Video Journalism Production 2||6||Spring|
|JRNL315||Journalism Project||6||Autumn, Spring|
|JRNL350||Professional Writing 2||6||Not available in 2017|
The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.