The UTS Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) is one of Australia’s most respected undergraduate journalism programs.
Equipping you with the skills to pursue career opportunities across the breadth of the media sector, you’ll learn to produce innovative multiplatform journalism in a range of styles including investigative, political and environmental reporting.
Focused on growing truth, balance and great storytelling in the heart of our journalistic practice, we’ll also ask you to think about the role of journalism as key to democracy and to societies around the world.
This course is embedded in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
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Why Journalism at UTS?
- Respected journalism program
Join the ranks of one of the most respected journalism programs in the country, led by discipline head Monica Attard OAM. Our students have won Ossie awards for outstanding student journalism and many of our graduates have gone onto receive prestigious Walkley awards.
- Build a professional portfolio
Thanks to our practical approach to learning, every semester you'll be producing stories, reports and multimedia content that will form your professional portfolio. You'll also have the opportunity to publish and broadcast your work before you graduate in various student and community publications such as U:Mag, Vertigo and 2SER-FM radio.
- Gain experience in a newsroom
All UTS Journalism students are invited to join Central News, a dedicated multi-platform news service based at UTS. At Central News, you'll put your studies into practice by producing text, audio and video stories ranging from breaking news to interactive features. You'll also receive one-on-one mentoring and support from Journalism Lecturer and Multimedia Editor Sue Stephenson.
- International opportunities
Benefit from our strong international links and exchange opportunities. As a journalism student, you can embark on a Foreign Correspondent Study Tour, an immersive foreign affairs program with destinations such as Jordan, India, Philippines and Tunisia. You can also undertake a Global Exchange to a partner university or spend a whole year abroad with a combined degree in International Studies.
- Professional recognition
As a UTS student, you can access the Women in Media and Walkey Foundation networks, which provide professional development programs and networking opportunities. As a graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for professional-level membership of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). Your degree will also be recognised by the Australian Press Council.
- Add a second major
Expand your career opportunities by adding a second major to your degree. Options include Public Communication, Creative Writing, Digital and Social Media or Social and Political Sciences. An Honours degree is also available for outstanding students who want to prepare for higher degree research.
- Stories from the Streets: Local Journalism, Social Media
- Narrative Multimedia Journalism
- Digging Deeper: Current Affairs and Longer-form Journalism
- Investigating: Data, Tools and Stories
- The Hive: Collaborative Journalism
- Industry Portfolio
View the study plan for Journalism in the UTS Handbook.
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.
I started interning at Central News in my first few weeks of university. It was a really safe environment to start as there wasn't too much pressure and I could make mistakes and learn from them. It also helped me build a portfolio of work, which was useful when applying for opportunities including the ABC job. Without Central News, I wouldn't be where I am today.
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
The best part of studying journalism at UTS is that I am exposed to being a real journalist every day. The practical nature of the degree has made me and my peers very desirable candidates for employment in an industry that is really tough to break out into.
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Choosing to study at UTS was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Throughout my three years, I had an incredible range of opportunities to refine my reporting and writing skills. Whether that was through practical assignments like News Day, submitting a story for Vertigo (the student magazine), or having lectures from industry professionals, there was always something available to help you become the best journalist you could be.
Junior staff writer, BuzzFeed
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism)
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- Head of Discipline: Monica Attard