Communications & journalism

UNSW Business School in Sydney CBD

What is communications & journalism?

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.

Why study communications & journalism at UNSW?

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.

Careers in communications & journalism

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.  

Careers in communication and journalism image

  • Digital publisher 
  • Journalist
  • Content producer
  • Content manager
  • Digital communications specialist
  • Television producer
  • Media strategist