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 cultural, ethical and legal 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.
The programme can be completed in 16-24 months instead of 28-36 months. Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. You also have the flexibility to plan your schedule and study at your own pace while you are working.