This two-year course is designed for students seeking to combine a thorough training in journalism with a four-unit specialisation in another complementary area.
The journalism component includes a strong emphasis on practical newsgathering skills. You'll learn how to produce multimedia journalism using industry-standard facilities and technology.
You will start creating news for online, radio and video in your first semester, and will be introduced to journalism’s crucial role in democracy.
You will experience work integrated learning as a reporter for the Curtin journalism news website, Western Independent.
You will have the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest, such as sports or political reporting. You will also gain analytical, collaborative and problem-solving skills through the design, planning and production of a major professional journalism project or research dissertation.
What you'll learn
- understand and apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity and develop a commitment to professional research and publication, as well as reflective practice
- assess and evaluate information, and synthesise key facts, themes, and ideas in creating multimedia journalism and acquire skills and knowledge in relevant complementary discipline/s.
- communicate appropriately with colleagues, professional contacts and a range of audiences. Assess the application of existing and emerging technologies on journalism to create effective professional work
- understand the discipline Journalism and the role of journalists and journalism in a globalised world; understand and apply established knowledge, principles, and professional practices in Journalism
- acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national, and global perspectives and the impact of these on journalism: recognise individual human rights, and appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and the sensitivities which may be created when engaging with and representing issues pertaining to marginalised groups
- demonstrate professional behaviour and standards and work collaboratively within the legal and ethical parameters of journalism