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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBJourn
CRICOS code069011E
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Multi-modal (Caulfield)
Contact details


This course provides entry-level preparation for a professional career in journalism and related fields, in the context of a critical appreciation of the role of the media in contemporary Australian and international society.


This course prepares students for the professional practice of high quality journalism. It addresses all production technologies for journalism - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts. It imparts advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice, fosters a critical understanding of the role of journalism and the media in contemporary Australian society, in all its diversity and dynamism, and is founded in the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society

Graduates can expect to possess high order skills in professional practice and scholarly analysis that will enable them to find appropriate industry employment, and enter further study at a higher level as and when needed.


This course consists of a journalism major and minor, an arts minor and additional units.


Students must complete the following:

(a.) a journalism practice (JRN) major (48 points)

(b.) a journalism studies (JCS) minor (24 points) including:

(c.) an arts minor (24 points)

(d.) a further 24 points at first-year level including:

  • COM1010 Media studies or COM 1510 Media and culture
  • COM1020 Introduction to communication studies or COM1520 Communications and society

(e.) additional units to make up to a total of 144 points

No more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year level (across the duration of the degree).


Bachelor of Journalism