Deakin University
Deakin University

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism major

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Course description



3 yrs

Study mode



Start date


3 start dates per year.

Become a qualified journalist for broadcast and print media with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism.

The Journalism major will teach you research skills, and methods for specialist writing needed for radio, television, newspapers and magazines. You’ll also study the role of news media in different cultures, mass media and ethics, and legal issues relating to journalism.

As an online student you’ll have the flexibility to study when and where it suits you, and graduate with the same globally-recognised Deakin University qualification as an on-campus student.

As well as majoring in Journalism, you can elect other areas of interest to study as part of your Arts degree.

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Year 12 with an ATAR of 55, OR
  • A Certificate IV with a Weighted Average Mark of 60, OR
  • A Diploma or educational equivalent, OR
  • Relevant work experience including any community work

Selection is based primarily on academic merit. Your existing qualifications and work experience will also be considered in the selection process.

Start dates
3 start dates per year.
Full-time: 3 years | Part-time: 4-6 years | Maximum 7 years
Study mode
Education institution
Deakin University (RTO 3752)
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What you’ll learn

Through this Journalism major you will develop the ability to:

  • Identify, research, write and construct stories suitable for print, broadcast and online media
  • Interview for print, broadcast and online media and select material for inclusion in stories
  • Write in academic style with adequate referencing
  • Analyse the social role of journalism both nationally and internationally and identify the theoretical issues raised by news, current affairs and feature publications and programs
  • Appreciate the role of the production process in any media product
  • Work in teams and to develop presentation skills in a group setting.

You will also develop skills specific to the other units you choose to make up your Arts degree.

Support and delivery

How Deakin's online courses are delivered

As an online student you’ll watch lectures, complete readings and participate in tutorials, just like an on-campus student. The difference is you’ll do this online, when it suits you.

Deakin was one of the first universities in Australia to deliver courses for off-campus students, and they pride themselves on an online learning system that is cutting-edge, engaging and easy to use.

Through their platform CloudDeakin, you’ll:

  • access almost all your learning resources
  • watch the same lectures that are delivered on-campus, and
  • interact with your tutors (you'll have one dedicated tutor for each unit).

You’ll also be involved in conversations with other students and your tutors through virtual classrooms and discussion boards.

Support services for online students

You can access the same support services as on-campus students – either via Deakin’s website, over the phone, on Skype, or in person if you are near a Deakin campus.

Specialist online advisers can help you develop successful study skills, discuss your course direction and provide career guidance.

You can also access:

  • Online library support
  • Counselling
  • Financial assistance
  • Medical services and more.

The online orientation at the start of your course will introduce you to helpful resources.

Flexible study loads

Possible study loads:

  • Full-time – 8 credit points a year, over 3 years
  • Part-time – 6 credit points a year, over 4 years OR 4 credit points a year, over 6 years
  • Accelerated – you can often take extra units over summer and finish your course earlier

For each unit, you need to allow around 10 hours a week for reading, online activities and assessments.

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