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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) - ARB102

With a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) from the University of Canberra, you’ll be on the path to an exciting journalistic future. With unrivalled opportunities due to the unique Canberra location and proximity to the Parliament House Press Gallery, you’ll study the art of storytelling and learn how to tell true, accurate and intriguing stories about our world.

You’ll explore how to research, produce, publish and promote news across a range of different media, and develop your editorial judgement and leadership ability by working in teams to publish your original stories in print, on-air and online. Topics studied include traditional reporting, digital curation, content creation and freelancing. You’ll graduate with the full suite of in-demand skills which will allow you to produce engaging quality journalism in a multi-platform media environment.

Study a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) at UC and you will:

  • appreciate and critique the role of public interest journalism in society
  • work flexibly, collaboratively and autonomously in deadline-driven environments
  • instinctively adopt communication technologies in the production of journalism
  • become a confident professional storyteller with the ability to work locally, regionally and internationally
  • apply the highest standards of professionalism expected of journalists.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

  • Journalist (newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online)
  • Communications officer
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Media adviser
  • Social media coordinator
  • Online community manager
  • Digital campaigner
  • Content creator and marketer
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Digital editor/curator
  • Multi-platform content creator
  • Videographer/photographer/podcaster
  • Professional writer

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.

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