Take courses that are grounded in the fundamentals of journalism, and pair these with electives that allow you to tailor your expertise. You’ll learn practical skills and investigate critical perspectives in the fast-changing world of digital journalism, public communication, and news media. Learning how to tell stories effectively and ethically will be at the heart of your studies, ranging from the page to the screen to virtual reality environments. Strong multi-platform storytelling is just the start. You’ll be inspired to become an influential, entrepreneurial, and strategic communicator able to take a leadership role, tackle complex issues, and take your place in a global industry. Ethics and justice are integral to how we teach, so you’ll leave UNSW with a strong understanding of how diversity, difference, and power play out in journalism and other media industries.
In choosing to specialise in communication & journalism for your Bachelor of Media at UNSW, you’ll be armed with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to make your mark in journalism. Study and explore the different crucial developments, contexts, and practices of the media and communications industries—which will allow you to build a strong critical and practical understanding of the evolving communications landscape in relation to diverse contexts. By studying communications and journalism at UNSW, you’ll be empowered to demonstrate creativity, rigour, adaptability, independence, and cultural reflexivity as you produce content in a variety of modern media channels.
Our graduates are highly sought-after in the digital media, communications, film, entertainment, and other creative industries, both nationally and globally. You’ll graduate with access to work experience and intensive skills training in the latest technologies.
As a graduate of communications and journalism, you’ll have the skills, knowledge, and professional experience you need to craft a career in the industry, with the critical understanding to keep questioning. Through this degree, you’ll be able to become a leader in your chosen field.
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Honours is an extra year of study that offers you a chance to develop your research and professional skills guided by staff who are passionate about research and the development of new researchers.
With a dual emphasis and carefully considered balance between theory and practice, our postgraduate coursework degrees are perfect for those who want to expand their professional opportunities and potential by learning new skills or consolidating their existing knowledge. Our postgraduate degrees are also suitable for those wanting to switch careers and re-skill.
We offer the following postgraduate degrees in media:
As a PhD student, you’ll work with highly regarded academics who are international leaders in their specialised fields of research.
We’ll provide you with expertise and supervision for Honours and Doctor of Philosophy programs in a range of research areas. These include areas of study such as digital media, journalism, public relations, practice-based research, media and social transformation, media, philosophy and cultural theory, global media, visual communication, media audiences, and media and culture in postcolonial societies.