Specialisation

Key Program - Journalism

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: M1613JRN.1

Status: CONTINUING
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.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Mr David Cubby

Key Program Structure

Full-time

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
100558 Journalism Feature Writing

Rotated with

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

Professional Strand

Year 4

Autumn session

100938 Communication and Creative Industries

And one elective

Spring session

101172 Communication and Design Reflective Exegesis

And one elective

1H session

101024 Communication Design Professional Brief
100602 Communication Design Major Project

2H session

101024 Communication Design Professional Brief
100602 Communication Design Major Project

Embedded Honours Program

Year 4

Autumn session

101416 Creativity: Theory and Practice
101417 Project Seminar and Proposal

Spring Session

101418 Major Research Project

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

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