Study Journalism

The Journalism major of the Bachelor of Communication gives you the skills and on-the-ground experience you need to succeed in modern journalism. The major integrates an understanding of how communication works with real-world experience in broadcast, print and online journalism. You will develop journalism skills for newspapers, magazines, internet, radio, television, corporate and community media contexts, and you will come to understand news team culture and management.

Importantly, this major gives you valuable industry experience working with business and community organisations and equally valuable industry contacts. This is achieved through an internship, and the opportunity to practise your journalism skills through dedicated radio and TV production facilities (opens in a new window). You will engage in workplace-related projects and produce a portfolio of final material.

Journalism Courses

Course NameLocationDurationATAR
Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Creative Industries Parramatta 4F / 8P 78.70
Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Creative Industries Parramatta 4F / 8P N/A
Bachelor of Communication - Journalism Penrith; Parramatta; Sydney City 3F/6P 71.15;76.30;72.40
Bachelor of Communication Penrith; Parramatta; Sydney City; Online 3F / 6P Refer to each key program
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Creative Industries Parramatta 4F / 8P 74.50
Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative Industries Parramatta 4F/ 8P 77.00
Bachelor of Creative Industries Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.65

Careers in Journalism

You may pursue roles in:

  • News journalism
  • Current affairs
  • Magazine journalism
  • Community journalism
  • Corporate communications

You may also choose to work within a variety of broader fields such as:

  • Media research
  • Organisational communications
  • Technical communication
  • Government
  • Community groups
  • Business

Academic Profile

Doctor Asha Chand

Asha is an academic and journalist with a combined industry experience of more than 30 years. She migrated to Australia in 1998 and joined the Western Sydney University's journalism program in 1999. Prior to this, Asha was the Chief of Staff at The Fiji Times, then a national daily newspaper published by News Limited in Fiji.

Asha's journalism experience stretches from local politics to international meetings such a…

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