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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751660
The Bachelor of Journalism degree provides graduates with job-ready skills that will enable them to work across a range of careers in journalism, public relations, marketing and government. These include working in print, online and broadcast. The Bachelor of Arts provides graduates with skills in a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, English, History, Politics and languages. The Bachelor of Arts complements the production-based skills obtained in the Bachelor of Journalism.
Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
The course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.
Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes. Further information about major learning outcomes for the BA is available under the relevant BA major page.
To qualify for award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:
- 96 credit points of core subjects for the Bachelor of Journalism;
- At least one of the majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points);
- A second major (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points), or a minor (minimum 24 credit points), from within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts (excluding Journalism); and
- If required, elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216;
- No more than 90 credit points at 100 level;
- A clear pass in the core 300 level subjects.
Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.
To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.
Students completing this degree will complete at least one major from the Bachelor of Arts, as well as either a second BA Major, or a BA Minor. Follow the links to each Course Handbook page for information on majors available.
Students studying in this degree cannot take a Journalism Major.
Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which at least 12 credit points must be at 200 level or higher.
Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors page.
Minors appear on the transcript (academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.
Students studying this degree cannot take a Journalism minor.
Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component
This course contains a minimum of 70 hours of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.
Students in the Bachelor of Journalism will complete this placement in the Journalism Internship subject, JRNL304, in their final year. This subject provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills acquired during their university subjects as an internship with a professional media organisation. Students will be required to work in the newsroom (or other suitable work environment). Students who obtain a position in a newsroom will be required to work under the direction of a chief of staff, news director or other nominated person. They will be expected to research, write and, where necessary, produce audio and video stories to deadline. This may be daily, weekly or monthly, depending on the publication/broadcast deadlines of the publication/program they are working for. Students who obtain work experience in a cognate field will be required to produce content (speeches, information packs, media releases, or other documents). Again, they will work under the direction of a nominated employee.
Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.
Some B Arts Majors will have a specific internship subject available for students. Otherwise, students can consider CRLP200 (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.
This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.
Students can do an Honours degree in the Bachelor of Arts. This requires additional study (one year full-time, or two years part-time).
Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.
Students should consult the single degree entries for Honours requirements. Further information can be accessed at Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
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