Major - Journalism

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1047.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

The Journalism major combines an understanding of how the news media work with practical experience in broadcast, print and online journalism. Students develop journalism skills suitable for newspapers, magazines, internet, radio and TV, corporate and community media. This unit set is only available to students completing the four-year Bachelor of Communication degree.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Mr David Cubby
Penrith Campus Internal Mr David Cubby

Major Structure


Year 1

Autumn session

101040 Approaches to Communication
101057 Writing as Communication
101055 Screen Media
100706 Advertising: An Introduction

Spring session

100947 Design Thinking
101041 Communication Research
100212 Public Relations Theory and Practice
100556 Introduction to Journalism

Year 2

Autumn session

101243 Communication Law and Ethics
101047 News Reporting for Convergent Media

Choose one of the following units (rotated each year)

100558 Journalism Feature Writing
100554 Magazine Journalism

And one elective

Spring session

101720 New Media Contexts
101413 Investigative Journalism
100953 Photo Journalism

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

101719 Media Analysis
100709 Television Journalism
101051 Radio Journalism

And one elective

Spring session

101053 Researching Media Audiences

Choose two of

100709 Television Journalism
101051 Radio Journalism
101244 News Teams and Newsroom Cultures
101173 Internship

Note: 100709 - Television Journalism and 101051- Radio Journalism are offered in both semesters due to resource constraints. Students may take these units in either Autumn or Spring.

And one elective

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