Many of Australia's acclaimed journalists were educated at UTS, a leader in journalism education for over three decades.
Students enrolled in UTS journalism produce text, audio, video, and deliver journalism online 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. The Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, located at UTS, links staff and students with journalists, the media, and the public, to support and produce high quality journalism and scholarly research.
- 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.
- UTS journalism students regularly dominate national journalism education awards, including winning the Walkley Media Super Student Journalist of the year award in 6 of the last 8 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
- Develop strong professional skills in radio, video, TV, print and online through practical assignments and industry internships with all major and many independent media organisations
- Opportunities to publish and develop a professional portfolio through UTS mediums such as: U Magazine, Brink (SMH feature), Vertigo (student magazine), 2SER-FM radio, Reportage, and through our industry internships.
- Access to advanced technology and equipment to produce assignments, including: sound and film editing suites, radio and television studios, computer labs with the latest production programs, hand-held equipment, and access to the journalism workroom.
- Outstanding journalism graduates from other universities may apply to pursue advanced work in a separate one-year, full-time honours course.
- Study with the university ranked 1st university in NSW and 44th in the world for Communications and Media in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by subject
Graduates work as reporters, producers, publishers, editors and sub-editors, feature and freelance writers, investigative journalists, media researchers, and strategists in all areas of the media.
What the students and graduates say
- Julie Holman - BA Communication (Journalism) / BA International Studies
- Alexander Blucher - BA Communication (Journalism) / BA International Studies
- Esther Han - BA Communication (Journalism) / BA International Studies
- Anna Watanabe - BA Communication (Journalism) / BA International Studies
- Georgina Stone - BA Communication (Journalism)
Student and graduate work
- We are not refugees - Walkley award winning TV feature story by Lauren Day, BA Com (Journalism), and ABC News
- Foreign Correspondent (pdf, 952kB) - featuring Matt Brown, BA Com (Journalism), and ABC Indonesia Correspondent
- Tracking Baltimores Addicts - Walkley award wining feature story by Colin Cosier, Master of Arts in Journalism, and film maker for SMH & ABC News
- Information days and events
- UTS Student Centre: 1300 275 887
- Journalism teaching staff
- Undergraduate discipline coordinator: Jenna Price
- Postgraduate discipline coordinator: Tom Morton
- Work experience coordinator: Sandy Symons, with Helen Vatsikopoulos assisting coordinate placements at ABC TV or Radio.
- Australian Centre for Independant Journalism Director: Tom Morton