Bachelor of Communication and Journalism

Program code

1597

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

15

OP 2019

66

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate IV

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Communication and Journalism (BCommJourn), you must successfully complete 240 credit points including:

  • 40 credit points for listed electives;
  • 20 credit points of free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1505LHS Introduction to Communication and Journalism  10
Tri 1 1507LHS Research Skills and Writing for Communication and Journalism  10
Tri 1 1509LHS Storytelling Toolkit for the Writing Professional  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Free-choice electives  10
OR
Tri 1 5904LHS Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 1511LHS Communication: Theory, Scholarship and History  10
Tri 2 1512LHS Communication Performance  10
Tri 2 1513LHS Digital Media and Portfolio Production  10
Tri 2,3   Free-choice electives  10

Note 1: Students required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete 5904LHS in their first trimester of study in place of an elective.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 2513LHS Media Law  10
Tri 1 2505LHS Ethical Communication  10
Tri 1 2506LHS Global Journalism, Media and Communication  10
Tri 1,2   Level 2 Listed electives  20
Tri 2 2523LHS Digital Audio Media Production  10
Tri 2 2508LHS Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship  10
Tri 1,3 2515LHS Media Relations  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3502LHS Advanced Digital Media Production (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 or 3 3531LHS Industry Internship 1  10
Tri 1,2   Level 3 Listed electives  20
Tri 2 3503LHS Communication for Social and Environmental Change Project (see Note 1) 20
Tri 2 3517LHS Crisis and Disaster Communication  10

Note 1: These courses are designed as the capstone experience for the final year.


Year 2 Listed electives

You must complete 20 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2512LHS Public Writing and Professional Practice  10
Tri 2 2514LHS Longform Journalism  10
Tri 2,3 2509LHS Media, Politics and Public Opinion  10
Tri 1,3 2521LHS Data Journalism  10
Tri 2 2507LHS Investigative Journalism  10
Tri 2 2524LHS Environmental and Climate Change Communication  10
Tri 2 2525LHS Health and Science Communication  10

Year 3 Listed electives

You must complete 20 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3518LHS Media Campaigns and Strategies  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Global Mobility Study Tour  10
Tri 1 3507LHS Human Rights, Media and Change  10
Tri 1 3025LHS Rethinking Journalism and Media  10
Tri 1,2 3532LHS Industry Internship 2  10
Tri 2 3521LHS Social Media for Journalism and Public Relations  10

You may select free-choice electives from the list below which includes Level 2 and Level 3 courses. Please note, however, that these are a more advanced level than those designed for Level 1. You may also select any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. You must ensure that you do not exceed the maximum of Level 1 courses (100 credit points) in your entire program. If you require guidance please contact the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1007LHS Understanding the Social World  10
Tri 1 1603LHS Islam in the Modern World  10
Tri 1 1088LHS First Peoples  10
Tri 2 1009LHS Introduction to Screen Analysis  10
Tri 2 1117LHS World History  10
Tri 2 1104LHS Introduction to Creative Writing  10
Tri 1 1213LHS Approaches to Human Security  10
Tri 1,2,3 1613QCA Introduction to Photography (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 1001LHS Linguistics 1A - Introduction to the Study of Language I  10
Tri 1 1003LHS Communication: A Linguistic Approach  10
Tri 1 1084LHS Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A  10
Tri 1 1090LHS Italian 1A  10
Tri 3 1092LHS Intensive Italian 1A  10
Tri 1,3 1032LHS Japanese 1A  10
Tri 1 1080LHS Spanish 1A  10
Tri 1 2143LHS Sociology of Identity  10
Tri 1 2139LHS Power and Politics (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 1 3056LHS Popular Music, Culture and Identity (offered online from 2019) 10
Tri 1 2718LHS Structures of (in)security  10
Tri 1 3550LHS Migration, Settlement and Integration  10
Tri 1 2101LHS Australia and the World: 1788 to the Present  10
Tri 1 3052LHS Writing History  10
Tri 1 3506LHS Feature Writing (not offered from 2021) 10
OR
Tri 1 3507LHS Human Rights, Media and Change  10
Tri 1 2512LHS Public Writing and Professional Practice  10
Tri 1 3723LHS Popular Genres  10
Tri 1 2141LHS Gothic Afterlives  10
Tri 1 2513LHS Media Law  10
Tri 1 3060LHS Advanced Project  10
Tri 1 3518LHS Media Campaigns and Strategies  10
Tri 1 2036LHS Writing Short Fiction  10
Tri 2 2026LHS Sociology of Youth  10
Tri 2 2034LHS Aboriginal Political Histories  10
Tri 2 2610LHS Great Empires of Islamic Civilization (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 2 3145LHS War, Peace and Security: Humanity and History  10
Tri 2 2611LHS Islam, Media and Conflict (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 2 2615LHS Religious and Ideological Extremism  10
Tri 2 2509LHS Media, Politics and Public Opinion  10
Tri 2 2106LHS Writing Across Cultures  10
Tri 2 2055LHS A History of Terrorism and Political Violence  10
Tri 2 2054LHS The Body in History  10
Tri 2 3053LHS Contemporary Aboriginal Issues  10
Tri 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 3 3200LHS Independent Internship  10
Note 1: This course is offered at the South Bank campus only. Please contact your Program Director for further information.