- 2019



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Media, Film and Journalism

Contact details

Media communicationMedia communication (https://arts.monash.edu/bachelor-of-media-communication/)



The Monash Journalism Program is one of the most dynamic in Australia. One of the key strengths of Monash Journalism is its foundational teaching of both the practice of journalism addressing all production technologies (print, broadcasting and podcasting, photojournalism and digital) and the study of journalism. Our program is designed for you to understand the history, power and context of journalism alongside units, which offer practical experience using multifaceted platforms and technologies. In doing so, it prepares you for the professional practice of high-quality journalism. This blending of critical enquiry and industry engagement provides you with an opportunity to explore journalism in all its facets, and to address the vital issues of the media today.

The program is taught by award-winning journalists and renowned journalism academics, in a multi-million dollar purpose built facility at the Caulfield campus. Monash Journalism is designed to facilitate entry to an exciting and challenging profession providing internship opportunities. It imparts research and communication for professional practice and is founded on the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society. If you are from any of the other disciplines and areas of study you may take our journalism units to learn critical skills in communication in a variety of approaches and media platforms, which will improve your employability.


You must complete:

Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):

One level 2 cornerstone unit (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS2784 News and power
  • ATS2787 Social media and digital storytelling

One level 3 capstone unit (6 points):

  • ATS3786 Journalism, law and ethics

Plus one of the following (6 points):

  • ATS3265 Broadcast studio journalism
  • ATS3645 Journalism and global change

Three units (18 points) chosen from:

  • the remaining cornerstone, capstone unit, media practice labs or from the elective list below

Journalism electives

International Study Tours

  • ATS2295/ATS3295 Screening contemporary Europe
  • ATS2315/ATS3315 Journalism and global change in Europe
  • ATS3795Not offered in 2019 Global correspondent
  • ATS3918 International journalism professional project

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • A2002 Bachelor of Media Communication

If you are in any other single bachelor's degrees you are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Media Communication component in the following double degrees:

  • B2028 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • B2044 Bachelor of Marketing and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • B2045 Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • F2009 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Media Communication