Students enrolled in UTS journalism produce multiplatform journalism in a range of styles and genres including investigative, political and environmental reporting. The emphasis is on developing journalists who are innovative, reflective and have a strong understanding of the role of journalism and the contexts in which it is practised in Australia and internationally.
Our academic teaching staff are all experienced journalists, many of whom are award winners and who continue to produce journalism as part of their research activities. To find out more about studying Journalism at UTS join us at a Postgraduate Info Eve or for undergraduate students at UTS Open Day in August.
- Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
- Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) / Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
Why Journalism at UTS?
- Be part of one of the most established and respected journalism programs in the country with top industry leaders including discipline head Peter Fray.
- Opportunities to publish and develop a professional portfolio through UTS mediums such as: U:Mag, Vertigo (student magazine), 2SER-FM radio, Reportage, ‘At The Festival’ and through our many industry internship opportunities.
- Access to advanced technology and equipment to produce assignments, including: the new Journalism Lab, sound and film editing suites, radio and television studios, production labs, and hand-held equipment.
- UTS journalism students regularly dominate national journalism education awards, including winning the Walkley Media Super Student Journalist of the year award in six of the last eight years, and winning many Ossie awards in the annual JEAA awards.
- Benefit from strong international links and exchange opportunities in Asia, Europe and North America, including the European Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation Masters Program.
- Outstanding journalism graduates from other universities may apply to pursue advanced work in a separate one-year, full-time honours course.
Graduates work as reporters, producers, publishers, editors and sub-editors, feature and freelance writers, social media coordinators, investigative journalists, media researchers, and strategists in all areas of the media.
What the students and graduates say
BA Communication (Journalism), News Anchor CNN
“I choose UTS to study journalism because of its strong reputation for delivering in-depth and hands-on experience.”
BA Communication (Journalism)
“Finding an internship is hard, but I promise you, once you get your first one the rest comes easy.”
Master of Arts in Journalism
“Listen to the lecturers, most are professional journalists who have been in the industry for years, so they know what they’re talking about.”
BA Communication (Journalism) BA International Studies, Journalist, The Australian
“My degree gave me the contacts, the know-how, and the mental stamina to withstand a difficult, and often-unrelenting job.”
BA Communication (Journalism) BA International Studies, Consumer Affairs Editor, SMH
“If you want to be a journalist, why not start now. Observe the world around you, and ask yourself why the people, the environment, the infrastructure, the culture, and so on, are the way they are. Sniff out the contradictions, interrogate the players or find something worth sharing, then write.”
- CNN World News update — with Lynda Kinkade (BA Com Journalism), CNN News Anchor
- Consumer Affairs reporting — By Esther Han (UTS), Consumer Affairs Editor, Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald
- Mumbrella, Media and Technology - Nic Christensen (MA Journalism), Media and Technology Editor Mumbrella, and winner Walkley Media Super Student Journalist of the year 2009
- ABC News, Indonesia Correspondent — Reporter Matt Brown (UTS). Also read his career story: Foreign Correspondent (pdf, 952kB)
- LA Times, Technology reporting - with Tracey Lien (BA Com Journalism/BAIS), LA Times Technology Reporter, Walkley Media Super Student Journalist of the Year 2010
- Tracking Baltimores Addicts — Walkley award wining feature story by Colin Cosier (MA Journalism), film maker for the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC News
- Information days and events - UTS Open Day 27 August
- UTS Student Centre: 1300 275 887
- Journalism Discipline Head, Professor Peter Fray
- Journalism teaching staff
- Undergraduate discipline coordinator: Jenna Price
- Postgraduate discipline coordinator: Catriona Bonfiglioli
- Work experience coordinator: Sandy Symons, with Helen Vatsikopoulos assisting coordinate placements at ABC TV or Radio.
- Australian Centre for Independant Journalism Director: Tom Morton