2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Journalism  | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Journalism



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Codes:

Wollongong / 754700

Additional Information:

Course Finder


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.

Entry Requirements

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:

  1. Evaluate key issues in contemporary journalism theory and practice;
  2. Resourcefully employ a range of journalism professional practices both independently and collaboratively;
  3. Evaluate production ideas and processes critically and reflectively;
  4. Research and produce informative, entertaining and timely media stories and products in response to project demands;
  5. Communicate ideas and stories in mediums suited to a range of audiences;
  6. Engage a range of sources and communities in the production of media stories;
  7. Apply ethical and culturally informed principles to journalism practice. 

Course structure

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 110Introduction to Communication and Media Studies6Autumn
JRNL101Media Reporting and Storytelling 16Autumn
PHIL106Media, Art and Society6Spring
JRNL102Convergent Media Reporting and Production6Spring
JRNL201Media Reporting and Storytelling 26Autumn
JRNL203Audio Journalism Production 16Autumn
JRNL202Media Editing and Production Practice6Spring
JRNL204Video Journalism Production 16Spring
JRNL301Data Journalism Research and Investigation6Autumn
JRNL305Journalism Professional Practice6Autumn
JRNL303Journalism Newsroom6Autumn
JRNL304Journalism Internship6Autumn, Spring
JRNL302Narrative Portfolio6Spring
JRNL306Issues in Journalism6Spring
JRNL211Advocacy Journalism6Spring
JRNL212Magazine and Lifestyle Journalism6Spring
JRNL250Professional Writing 16Autumn
CAOS201Social Intersections6Not available in 2017
CAOS202Word and Image6Spring
CAOS204Sound Design6Spring
CAOS205New Documentary6Spring
CAOS206User Interface Design for Mobile Technologies6Autumn
CAVA211Visual Arts Studio Workshop D6Autumn
CAVA212Visual Arts Studio Workshop E6Spring
CAVA213Visual Arts Studio Workshop F6Summer 2017/2018
CAVA224Advanced Photography 16Autumn
CAVA225Advanced Photography 26Spring
CAVA226Advanced Photography Intensive6Summer 2017/2018
JRNL311Narrative Non-Fiction6Not available in 2017
JRNL313Podcasting and Audio Journalism Production 26Autumn
JRNL314Video Journalism Production 26Spring
JRNL315Journalism Project6Autumn, Spring
JRNL350Professional Writing 26Not available in 2017


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 20 February, 2017