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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

  • 19% international / 81% domestic

Bachelor of Journalism and Broadcast Media

  • Bachelor

Journalism is a vital component of a strong democracy and a powerful tool for social change. And broadcasting is the best way to tell that story - online, on radio, or TV, and through socials.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
H31, 115041B

About this course

Journalism is a vital component of a strong democracy and a powerful tool for social change.

And broadcasting is the best way to tell that story - online, on radio, or TV, and through socials.

In this course you'll develop the skills to go beyond traditional reporting practices and using all media platforms to explore issues related to social justice, climate change, diversity, and inclusivity.

The course focuses on teaching news, entertainment and sport reporting and presenting. You'll also learn how to monetise content to work as a freelancer.



Entry requirements

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • AQF Cert IV;
    • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Undergraduate Certificate;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • University Preparation Course;*
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or*
    • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

    For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
    • University Preparation Course;
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment;*
    • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Don't have an ATAR?

Some of the majors in this course don't require an ATAR for entry. Find out how to apply using our Creative Humanities Portfolio Entry pathway.

How to apply

Study locations

Mount Lawley

What you will learn

  1. Apply a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of journalism and broadcast media across a variety of platforms.
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex ideas to create effective works of journalism and broadcast media.
  3. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in journalism and broadcast media contexts.
  4. Apply information literacy skills to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources, create digital materials for a variety of platforms, and learn established and emerging digital technologies relevant to journalism and broadcast media.
  5. Apply journalism and broadcast media skills and knowledge to communicate ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook, including intercultural awareness and competency, to identify and fairly represent cultural diversity with particular attention to indigenous intercultural responsiveness.
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement ethical values in journalism and broadcast media materials.
  8. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship and professional practice.
  1. Apply a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of journalism and broadcast media across a variety of platforms.
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex ideas to create effective works of journalism and broadcast media.
  3. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in journalism and broadcast media contexts.
  4. Apply information literacy skills to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources, create digital materials for a variety of platforms, and learn established and emerging digital technologies relevant to journalism and broadcast media.
  5. Apply journalism and broadcast media skills and knowledge to communicate ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook, including intercultural awareness and competency, to identify and fairly represent cultural diversity with particular attention to indigenous intercultural responsiveness.
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement ethical values in journalism and broadcast media materials.
  8. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship and professional practice.

Career pathways

The course will develop your skills and knowledge to successfully work as a print, radio or television journalist and broadcaster, a social media influencer or consultant, media presenter, producer, content creator, film/food/music reviewer, blogger and much more.

Possible future job titles

Journalist, Broadcaster, Reporter, Producer, Presenter, Digital Editor, Political Media Staff, Digital Content Producer, Social Media Consultant, Media Teacher

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.
  • Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting