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Journalism

The media is changing. Our courses are changing with it. Join us in one of Australia’s most respected undergraduate degrees with the UTS Bachelor of Communication (Journalism).

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You’ll learn to produce innovative multiplatform journalism in a range of styles — think investigative, political and environmental reporting — and to place truth, balance and great storytelling at the heart of good journalistic practice. You’ll also be asked to think about the role of journalism as key to democracy and to societies around the world, and graduate ready to pursue career opportunities across the breadth of the media sector.

Courses

Why Journalism at UTS?

Head straight to the top
Join the ranks of one of the most respected journalism programs in the country. Outstanding journalism graduates from other universities can also apply for our honours course.

Build a professional portfolio
Publish and broadcast your work from early on in U:Mag, Central News, Vertigo (student magazine), 2SER-FM radio and industry internships.

Learn from the best
Study with award winning academics and practitioners who are highly acclaimed by industry, including discipline head Peter Fray.

Push the right buttons
Work with the latest technology and equipment in our purpose-build journalism lab, sound and film editing suites, radio and television studios, and production labs.

Shoot for the stars
Our students have won Ossie awards and have taken out the Walkley Media Super Student Journalist of the year award in six of the last eight years.

Go global
Benefit from strong international links and exchange opportunities, including the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program.

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Careers

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

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Lynda Kinkade, UTS Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) studentLynda Kinkade
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.”

Sam Buckingham-Jones, UTS Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies studentSam Buckingham-Jones
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.”

Esther Han, UTS Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of International Studies studentEsther Han
BA Communication (Journalism) BA International Studies
Consumer Affairs Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

“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.”

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