Faculty of Creative Arts

Bachelor of Journalism

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Journalism

Abbreviation:

BJour

Home Faculty:

Creative Arts

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

144

Delivery Mode:

On campus (Face-to-face)

Starting Session(s):

Autumn

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

852

UAC Codes:

754700

CRICOS Code:

058983K

Overview

The Bachelor of Journalism (BJour) is a three-year full-time course that caters for students planning a career in journalism or a related field. The course has been designed to provide students with a range of skills that will enable them to work in print, broadcast or online media.

Specific Entry Requirements

Acceptance into the Bachelor of Journalism degree is based upon:

    - Interview/workshop (normally held in late November);

    - Written submissions; and

    - ATAR results

Credit Arrangements

Students seeking credit transfer are advised to contact the Faculty of Creative Arts or UniAdvice for further details and refer to the General Course Rules.

Minors in the Bachelor of Journalism

Students can also take minors as part of their degree program either from those offered by the Faculty of Creative Arts or those offered by other faculties provided they meet the requirements set by those faculties. Subjects taken as part of a minor cannot be cross counted into any other minor or major. Minors do not appear on the testamur but do appear on the transcript (i.e. the academic record).

Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Journalism degree requires 3 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent and the completion of subjects to the value of 144 credit points. Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Journalism are required to complete:

    - 108 credit points of core Bachelor of Journalism subjects including six Journalism electives (incorporating two subjects from a Specialist Stream- Broadcast or Print Journalism)*;

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.

*Exception: Students who will graduate with a 54 credit point Minor study in Science will be exempted from the three journalism electives.

**Exception: The Faculties of Creative Arts and Science have agreed that students may include a 54 credit point Minor in Science instead of the 36 credit point non-Journalism discipline study. The Science Minor will consist of 54 credit points in the Science Schedule and/or physics subjects from the Engineering Schedule including: 12-18 credit points at 100 level, 12-18 credit points at 200 level and 24 credit points at 300 level.

Major Study Program

Subject

 

Session

Credit Points

100-Level

JOUR111

Introduction to Journalism

Autumn

6

JOUR112

Theory Meets Practice

Autumn

6

DESN190

Graphic Design Basics: Printed Media

Spring

6

JOUR113

Legal and Professional Issues for Journalists

Spring

6

JOUR114

Newsroom Practice (1)

Spring

6

200-Level

JOUR214

Feature Writing

Autumn

6

JOUR215

Convergent Journalism (1)

Autumn

6

DESN290

Graphic Design Basics: Web Design

Autumn

6

JOUR217

Convergent Journalism

Spring

6

Plus two of the following

   

JOUR231

Political Journalism

Spring

6

JOUR216

Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

Spring

6

JOUR232

Photojournalism

Spring

6

JOUR234

Lifestyle and Magazine journalism

Spring

6

300-Level

JOUR314

Newsroom Practice (3) - Editing and Production

Autumn

6

Plus two of the following

JOUR316

Advanced Broadcast Journalism

Autumn

6

JOUR337

Sports Journalism

Spring

6

JOUR233

Arts Journalism

Spring

6

Plus the following two subjects (one in each session)

JOUR320

Journalism Project

Autumn or Spring

6

JOUR312

Internship

Autumn or Spring

6

Plus two of the following Journalism electives

JOUR336

Advanced Documentary Journalism

Spring

6

JOUR331

Literary Journalism

Spring

6

JOUR330

Advanced Journalism Research Project

Spring

6

Plus one non-Journalism elective

Spring

6

Non-Journalism Electives

Single degree students in the Bachelor of Journalism must also include 36 credit points of elective subjects in their degree. No more than 18 credit points may be taken at 100 level, and there must be at least 6 credit points at 300 level.