Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Journalism 

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Journalism

Abbreviation:

BJour

UOW Course Code:

852

CRICOS Code:

058983K

Study Area / Disciplines / My University Key Words:

Broadcast Journalism, Web-Based Journalism, Photojournalism, Print Journalism, Professional Writing

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

144

Intake Session(s):

Autumn

Delivery Mode:

On campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Codes:

Wollongong / 754700

ATAR:

75

Additional Information:

Course Finder


Course Description

The Bachelor of Journalism has been designed to combine hands-on journalism skills with a specialism 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

Admission to the Bachelor of Journalism is based on the HSC ATAR (or equivalent), although outstanding results in relevant subjects/areas may also be taken into account. Academic requirements, English requirements and credit transfer information are available from the Course Finder.

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.

1. Core Bachelor of Journalism Subjects

Subjects

Session

Credit Points

100 level

BCM 110

Introduction to Communication and Media Studies

Autumn

6

JRNL101

Media Reporting and Storytelling 1

Autumn

6

PHIL106

Media, Arts and Censorship

Spring

6

JRNL102

Convergent Media Reporting and Production

Spring

6

200 level

JRNL201

Media Reporting and Storytelling 2

N/O 2014

6

JRNL203

 Audio Journalism Production 1

N/O 2014

6

JRNL202

 Media Editing and Production Practice

N/O 2014

6

JRNL204

 Video Journalism Production 1

N/O 2014

6

300 level

JRNL301

Data Journalism Research and Investigation

N/O 2014

6

JRNL305

Journalism Professional Practice

N/O 2014

6

JRNL303

Journalism Newsroom

N/O 2014

6

JRNL304Journalism Internship

N/O 2014

6
JRNL302Narrative Portfolio

N/O 2014

6
JRNL306Issues in Journalism

N/O 2014

6

2. Journalism and Creative Electives

Subjects

Session

Credit Points

200 level

 JRNL211

Advocacy Journalism 

N/O 2014

6

 JRNL212

 Magazine and Lifestyle Journalism

N/O 2014

6

 JRNL250

 Professional Writing 1

N/O 2014

6

 CAOS201

 Social Intersections

 Autumn

6

 CAOS202

 Word and Image

 Spring

6

 CAOS203

 Audio/Visual Composition

 Spring

6

 CAOS204 Sound Design Autumn6
 CAOS205 New Documentary Spring6
 CAOS206 User Interface Design for Mobile Technologies Autumn6
 CAVA211 Visual Arts Studio Workshop D Autumn6
 CAVA212 Visual Arts Studio Workshop E Spring6
 CAVA213 Visual Arts Studio Workshop F Summer6
 CAVA224 Advanced Photography 1 Autumn6
 CAVA225 Advanced Photography 2 Spring6
 CAVA226 Advanced Photography Intensive Summer6

300 level

 JRNL311

Narrative Non-fiction 

N/O 2014

6

 JRNL313

 Audio Journalism Production 2

 N/O 2014

6

 JRNL314

 Video Journalism Production 2

 N/O 2014

6

 JRNL315

 Journalism Project N/O 2014

6

 JRNL350

 Professional Writing 2

 N/O 2014

6


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: 8 April, 2014