This Major provides students with the journalism skills to operate in the digital era of news, such as practical reporting, writing and producing skills. It investigates the ethical, legal and cultural contexts of the news media and allows students to learn about the industry and the influence of journalism on society. The programme also bolsters the students’ learning with the practical experience of working in an online newsroom.
In this Degree programme, you will develop a broad understanding of your field and proficiency in producing written and oral arguments, as well as creative artefacts, in response to social, human and natural phenomena. You will also develop a critical appreciation of the perspectives of others. These are professional skills which are essential across a range of industries.
By equipping yourself with a Double Major Degree in Journalism, you will be able to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively. You will also be able to pursue further study in the fields of social research, the humanities and/or the creative arts.
Polytechnic Diploma holders receive exemptions and gain direct entry to Year 2 of the Degree programme1. You can complete your programme in 16 months instead of 28 months2. You can look forward to starting your careers and earning sooner, possibly even one year earlier. You also have the flexibility to plan your schedule and study at your own pace while you are working.
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An entry-level journalist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of S$72,620. On the other hand, a senior-level journalist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of S$127,7403.
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