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Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) (BART)
CRICOS: 009258A

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • Develop practical, real-world skills telling the fascinating stories that shape our lives and the future of our communities. You will design and produce multi-media packages for different news platforms, with the focus on preparing for a vibrant future in this fast-paced industry.
  • Interview people, report the news, write feature stories, create and edit news packages, and design and produce packages for a range of digital and traditional platforms.
  • Learn from lecturers with industry experience as journalists and continuing strong industry connections. 
  • Access news organisations for real opportunities to apply your knowledge. Third-year students are encouraged to undertake work placements as part of their studies. 

Further study

If you have competed a Bachelor of Arts, you can enhance your professional skills by choosing specialised study in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Master of Research.

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Career outcomes

  • You will be equipped to work as a news reporter, specialist writer, columnist, commentator, copywriter, producer, editor, newsreader, and presenter. Journalism graduates are also employed as corporate communications officers, media engagement officers, digital communications producers and the like. 
  • Graduates gain employment across digital media and radio, television and print media throughout Australia and overseas.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
 SEED-electives 0-4 
1 x 8-unit major 8
A second 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives (depending on
number of SEED-electives completed) 
8
Total 24

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 12-unit extended major 12
1 x 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x SEED-electives or
other elective courses
8
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.  

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Arts as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28000
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 009258A

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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