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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts | 2020
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 the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751660
*Students eligible for Credit Transfer may begin in Summer Session if appropriate subjects are available.
Combining Journalism with Arts places a strong emphasis on applied learning, and offers a broad introduction to ways in which new media practices shape our everyday lives, both in the workplace and in our communities. It will equip you with critical and innovative thinking skills, effective communication and creative writing skills, all of which are required for high achievement in a range of journalism careers.
Journalism and reporting is an evolving industry that encompasses a multitude of media including print, television, radio, web, and social media to inform, engage and entertain. Studying a Bachelor of Journalism degree alongside a Bachelor of Arts degree will teach you to gather, assess, create and present news and information to a wide range of audiences and also write, edit and publish a broad variety of written materials. The Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts also allows you to gain foundational knowledge in many traditional areas of study including history, literature, languages and philosophy and the disciplines of social sciences, cultural studies, sociology and politics.
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 Bachelor of Arts is available under the relevant major page.
To qualify for award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:
- Core subjects for the Bachelor of Journalism (84 credit points);
- 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), as listed on the Bachelor of Arts Handbook page or approved by the delegated authority; and
- 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 must be achieved 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, and either a second Major or a Minor chosen from the Bachelor of Arts.
Students studying in this degree cannot take a Journalism Major or Minor.
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 2020 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.
Work Integrated Learning
Undertaking a work integrated learning 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 Majors will have a specific internship subject available for students. Otherwise, students can consider CRLP200 'Career Ready Learning and Practice' (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.
INDS208 Working with Indigenous Communities is an elective subject available to all students. INDS208 fosters work skills, cultural competency and develops student awareness of Indigenous knowledges and community practices.
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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