Journalism is more than reporting; it's about connecting with people and cultures around the world to tell stories that matter.
Curtin’s Master of Multimedia Journalism (Global) will equip you with strong reporting skills and a background in international relations and human rights, preparing you to become an influential voice in an interconnected world.
Across two years of study, you’ll gain journalism expertise across all media platforms, including online, radio and video, reflecting the versatility required in today's newsrooms.
Under the guidance and mentorship of seasoned industry experts, you’ll build a portfolio of work as you report for Curtin’s news website, Western Independent, and develop professional experience using industry-standard technology and facilities including our television studio.
Our formal partnerships with all major media companies in WA will provide you with access to valuable internship opportunities during your study. Imagine learning from industry giants such as Seven West Media, ABC, WAtoday or Network 10!
You can also choose to focus your skills in an area of interest, such as sports or political reporting. In your final year, you’ll sharpen your research skills and analytical thinking through a professional journalism project or research dissertation.
Our journalism graduates have found work all over the world, contributing to critical discussions on topics such as the war in Ukraine and the 6 January US Capitol attack. With our strong reputation for nurturing job-ready graduates, this course is an excellent option to equip you with the necessary expertise to thrive in the fast-paced global media landscape.
Did you know?
You can explore real stories about our journalism students’ internship experiences and graduate pathways on the Advice page on the Western Independent website.
This course builds on our 1.5-year Master of Multimedia Journalism to include specialist skills in international relations and human rights.
You may be able to exit this course early with a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Journalism or a Master of Multimedia Journalism.
If you choose to complete a research dissertation as part of this course, and complete this to a high standard, you may be eligible for entry into a doctoral degree.
What jobs can the Multimedia Journalism (Global) lead to?
- Digital content creator
- Human rights reporter
- International correspondent
- Media relations officer
- News presenter
- Social media journalist
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 and understanding journalism
- 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 of Journalism and the role of journalists and journalism in a globalized world; understand and apply established knowledge, principles, and professional practices in journalism
- acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national, and global perspectives and cultures, 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, and how such representation impacts perspectives locally and globally
- demonstrate professional behaviour and standards and work collaboratively within the legal and ethical parameters of journalism