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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

 
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Students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation before 2016 can view their course program at Course transition arrangements.

A Degree Like No Other

A Degree Like No Other

 
 
WATCH: UTS: Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. A degree like no other UTS: Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. A degree like no other

WATCH: UTS: Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. A degree like no other

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City campus

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90.05

Min. duration
4 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10376v1
CRICOS: 087780C
UAC: 609505

Journalism education at UTS is based on the principle that professional journalism is founded on the public's right to know. This degree develops professional skills across all media and critically engages with the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism.

Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

Journalism education at UTS is based on the principle that professional journalism is founded on the public's right to know. This degree develops professional skills across all media and critically engages with the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism.

Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

The course is designed to meet the essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for a career in journalism. Students gain a crucial understanding of the role that journalists play in creating a democratic public sphere, providing a forum for debate and giving voice to diverse communities. The course equips students with advanced research, writing, reporting and analytical skills for print, television, video, radio, audio and online media; and knowledge of the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism.

By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.

Typical study program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
54000 Citizenship and Communication854000
54020 Stories from the Streets: Local Journalism, Social Media854020
Select 8 credit points from the following:8
CBK91118 Stream choices16cbk91118
July sessionCredit pointsSubject code
81511 Problems to Possibilities881511
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
54001 Digital Literacies854001
54021 Live Action: Multiplatform Journalism854021
Select 8 credit points from the following:8
CBK91118 Stream choices16cbk91118
Summer sessionCredit pointsSubject code
81512 Creative Practice and Methods881512

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $698. The total credit points are 240.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include reporters, producers, publishers, editors, sub-editors, feature and freelance journalists, investigative journalists, media researchers, and strategists in the print, broadcast and online media.

By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91104 Communication core24
MAJ10046 Journalism48
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives24
CBK91116 Major/Electives48
STM90839 Core subjects (Creative Intelligence and Innovation)96
Total240

Course structure explained

Students must complete 240 credit points consisting of 24 credit points of communication core subjects, a 48-credit-point major and potential 48-credit-point second major (subject to application), 24 credit points of cross-disciplinary electives and a 96-credit-point creative intelligence and innovation core. Students who do not meet the requirements to study the second major complete 48 credit points of electives.

Industrial training/professional practice

As part of the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), students take part in relevant and applied journalism tasks throughout the course and can elect to undertake a professional placement with a media organisation.

Within the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development, or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a four-year, full-time basis.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) (C10361).

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

For all domestic students

Prizes and awards

For Communication, 010035 and 010120 students

Download a course guide

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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