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Study Journalism at Curtin
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Journalism

Undergraduate double degree major

Use your creative flair and investigative skills to make content for radio, television and online platforms.

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  • Qualification
    Journalism Double Degree Major (BA/BCom)
  • Credit
    400
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Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Why study Journalism at Curtin?

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Work experience

Gain hands-on skills in our media production studio, radio station, and online news site.

Outline

Outline

Curtin has a reputation for producing highly skilled journalists able to research, investigate and report on topics across mainstream and independent media platforms.

In this double degree major you will learn to research and prepare news, feature and other content for radio, video and online platforms.

You’ll learn theory and practical skills from staff with strong industry experience and connections, and use industry-standard media facilities and platforms. These include our new media production studio, Curtin FM radio, and the student online news site Western Independent.

You may also complete a professional placement unit, which provides valuable opportunities to undertake work experience with potential employers.

If you’re interested in studying additional communications fields such as web media, marketing or graphic communication, consider the Bachelor of Communications.

How this course will make you industry ready

The Journalism course includes a high number of practical units that gradually prepare students to produce their own journalism. They will have the opportunity to publish work on the news website, Western Independent, and develop a portfolio of journalism to show prospective employers. Curtin Journalism has formal partnerships with all of the major media organisations in WA, and many students are offered internships during their final year of study. 

Career information

Careers:

  • Legal journalist (online, video, radio)
  • Media presenter
  • Communications officer
  • Media relations officer
  • Digital media officer

Industries:

  • Media
  • Government and corporate communications
  • Public relations

What you'll learn

  • Major Learning Outcome 1: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 1 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
  • Major Learning Outcome 2: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 2 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
  • Major Learning Outcome 3: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 3 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
  • Major Learning Outcome 4: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 4 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
  • Major Learning Outcome 5: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 5 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
  • Major Learning Outcome 6: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 6 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
  • Major Learning Outcome 7: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 7 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
  • Major Learning Outcome 8: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 8 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
  • Major Learning Outcome 9: Please refer to Course Learning Outcome 9 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (BB-ARTCOM)
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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