Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) @ Swinburne

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)

The Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree at Swinburne University provides students with the essential skills and knowledge needed to create a career in Journalism.





Degree Length

3 years full-time



Degree Structure

Journalism Professional Major (200 credit points) +
Arts Minor (50 credit points) + Minor of choice (50 credit points) + Career in the Curriculum (0 points) = 300 credit points




Hawthorn campus

Professional communication and research skills will be taught through out the degree via the core units listed below. These units will have students gain first-hand practical experience in print and broadcast Journalism.

Such privileges will give students the advantage of building a portfolio, increasing their chance of getting a job related to this field of study. In addition to this, students can also partake in the Industry Based Learning program that Swinburne offers.

This program requires students to extend their degree by 6 or 12 months and work full time gaining relevant industry experience. Interested students should apply via their faculty and the University. Ultimately, this – together with the practical experience gained through the degree – will increase students’ chance of finding work in a relevant field once graduated.

Core Units: Digital Video and Audio, Media Law, Critical Thinking,  Journalism Practice I,  Reporting Public Forums,  Digital Literacies, The Media in Australia, Practical and Professional Ethics for Journalists,  Making News, Making Policy: Politics and the Media,  Journalism Practice II,  Journalism Practice III, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Journalism Capstone Project A,  Journalism Capstone Project B, Philosophy, Media, and Culture and Investigative Journalism.

Course Requirements

2012 ATAR




2013 ATAR




Entry Requirements

Satisfactory completion of VCE or equivalent.
Study score of at least 20 in any Units 3 and 4 English.


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