The UNSW Bachelor of Media in Communication and Journalism is a three-year, full-time (or six-year, part-time) degree that will prepare you for a career in journalism. You’ll learn how to effectively engage in the contemporary media landscape by developing persuasive communication and journalistic skills across digital media, print, news, public relations and marketing platforms.
This degree will develop your ability to work quickly and intelligently, without sacrificing integrity. Not only will you learn the techniques of writing and storytelling, but you’ll also think strategically and analytically to communicate complex issues across a range of platforms.
Learn from the Best
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is a major partner of Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sydney Film Festival, and Biennale of Sydney, as well as the Walkley Foundation – the peak professional body representing Australian journalists.
Our subjects are taught by a diverse team of academics with relevant industry and research experience. Our Communications and Journalism academics have worked as journalists at the ABC, SBS, Buzzfeed, Vogue, Fairfax and News Limited. Your learning will take place in advanced multimedia labs, digital video production and postproduction facilities, and in our animation and audio studios.
Build Your Portfolio
You’ll have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and publishing credits for your much-needed graduate portfolio by working on UNSW’s online student publication Newsworthy. Run by a former Sydney Morning Herald editor with more than 30 years’ industry experience, Newsworthy is a digital space that engages with contemporary issues through feature reportage, investigative journalism, opinion and commentary, reviews, video and photography.
UNSW is recognised as the Australian university with the strongest links to industry. Throughout your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to gain industry experience. We'll help you become career-ready with assessments focused on practical application and by interning with our many industry partners.
Students can reinforce classroom learning and gain valuable professional experience throughout their degree through work integrated learning opportunities. Previously, students have completed work placements at Channel 10, SBS Radio, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Oxfam Australia, and the Australian Broadcasting Authority, to name a few.
Give yourself an edge in the graduate market and increase your career opportunities by combining your degree with a language or other major in the Bachelor of Arts. The Arts double degree allows you to combine the Bachelor of Media with a Bachelor of Law, International Studies or Music.
What Our Students Say
“From day one, we were told by UNSW Journalism lecturers that to secure a job in the media, we needed industry experience – and lots of it. The Sydney Writers’ Festival was a massive annual event that attracted writers, journalists and public figures from Australia and all over the world. It covered all things I love literature, creativity, politics and popular culture. It ticked all the boxes in terms of internship dreams.”
- Claire Keenan, UNSW Media in Communication and Journalism alumn
You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.