Bachelor of Communication

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Unit set code

MJ-A318003 (major)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online


Put yourself in a position to change public perception with Deakin's Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Journalism.

A truly hands-on learning experience, this course will give you a taste of the fast-evolving news and media industry. With access to specialist newsrooms and industry-standard equipment, you'll understand how to produce news and features with impact. Learn to engage, entertain and inspire audiences in print, online, video and audio platforms.

You'll build a rich portfolio by unearthing stories, sourcing interviews and writing and producing news packages for Deakin's journalism publication, DScribe.

You'll have the opportunity to gain an insider's perspective, with internships available through Deakin's industry partners. You'll be job-ready for a broad range of professional journalist environments.

Career outcomes

The demand for writers in the workforce is increasing with a 7.1% projected employment growth in the next five years (National Skills Commission projections to 2026). Our graduates work in-house or freelance for print, radio, television and multimedia newsrooms. They also work in business, government and the not-for-profit sector, taking up roles as:

  • Journalists
  • News presenters
  • Reporters
  • Copywriters
  • Content creators
  • Editors
  • Digital content managers
  • Media and communication advisers.


To complete a Major sequence in Journalism complete the eight (8) units as specified below

ALJ111Introduction to Journalism

ALJ112News Reporting

ALJ216Feature Writing

ALJ218Podcasting and Audio Journalism

ALJ221Video Journalism

ALJ222From the Fourth Estate to Fake News

ALJ330Developing a Journalism Portfolio 1

ALJ331Developing a Journalism Portfolio 2

Note: Incompatible with the Journalism minor sequence

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