View our frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism).
What is the Selection Rank for Journalism?
To view the selection rank for Journalism, see the relevant course page.
Please note, the numbers provided are the lowest Selection Ranks (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) to which an offer was made to Year 12 students who completed their HSC in the year immediately prior to the Autumn intake.
Are there any exams in Journalism?
At UTS, we believe in hands-on learning. Therefore, most subjects within the Communication degree include practical, project-based assessments rather than exams. However, some elective subjects such as languages may assess students through an exam format.
What careers could I pursue as a Journalism graduate?
Career options include reporter, producer, editor, social media editor, sub-editor, feature and freelance journalist, investigative journalist, researcher, and print, broadcast and online media strategist. Graduates are often employed in areas related to journalism, such as communication advisers or content producers, and as workers in non-government organisations and other civil society bodies, such as unions, universities and charities.
Meet some of our Communication graduates.
Are internships provided as part of the Journalism course?
Journalism students have the option to complete a minimum 80-hour internship as part of the course. This highly valuable experience provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience and industry connections.
Students generally source their own internship, to ensure they get experience in a role or area they are interested in, however UTS Careers can assist students in finding one. Students can also find internships through the UTS Communication Society’s career Facebook group.
What type of students generally study Journalism?
Within the Journalism cohort, there is a diverse group of domestic and international students from a range of backgrounds. Students also have a wide variety of interests and career aspirations.
How important is getting hands-on experience in Central News or 2SER?
Every bit of experience will help you get a job in journalism. UTS Central News and 2SER Radio both provide UTS students with the opportunity to gain hands-on journalism experience. Students can also complete an internship or write articles for the UTS Communication Society’s publication, The Comma. Our practical learning philosophy at UTS also ensures students will graduate from Journalism with a portfolio of works.
Read Rachel’s storyof how interning at Central News helped her land a job as a producer at the ABC.