Bachelor of Journalism

Program code

1254

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

About this program

Griffith's Bachelor of Journalism degree provides real world skills for people looking for an exciting future in the media. You will gain the skills to pursue a wide variety of careers in journalism from general reporting to specialisations such as foreign correspondence, sports writing, editorial photography or political journalism. Journalism also provides key transferable skills in research and information collection and writing and effective communication, which are highly valued in the contemporary job market.

This professionally oriented degree is designed in partnership with industry specialists and experts. It offers industry standard cross-platform expertise in newspaper, online, radio, television, visual journalism and social media, coupled with expertise in documentary making and photojournalism.

You will learn from experienced journalists and gain work experience, with the opportunity to complete an industry internship in your final year. In fact, Griffith offers more industry internships than any other Queensland university. Through our extensive internships program, you will hone your skills and gain your own industry contacts, giving you a head start when you set out on your career.

As well as core journalism and related courses, you will complete two minors in fields that will complement your journalism study.

Students who commence the program in 2018 must undertake a full-time study load.

Attendance information

Students who commence the program in 2018 must undertake a full-time study load.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

You will find career opportunities in news organisations as a reporter, producer, researcher, subeditor or manager. You will also find a range of opportunities in public relations and communications firms, as well as in government and non-government, not-for-profit and aid organisations. You will find opportunities in other areas of media and the film industry, in public education, commercial communication, and the arts.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Journalism (1254)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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