Journalism, Major (0069)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0069

Previous Code: M1067.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The Journalism major combines an understanding of how the news media work with practical experience in broadcast, print and online journalism. Students develop journalism skills suitable for newspapers, magazines, internet, radio and TV, corporate and community media.


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal
Penrith Campus Internal

Major Structure

Creative Industries Students

Creative Industries students must complete their Introduction to major subject as part of the core requirements of the program prior to enrolling in this major.

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 1018Introduction to Journalism10

All students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Level 2

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 2017Feature Writing10
COMM 2022Journalism: Research and Investigation10
COMM 2027News Reporting10
COMM 2029Photo Journalism10
Total Credit Points40

Level 3

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 3015Digital Journalism Production20
COMM 3025News Teams10
Select one of the following: 10
Transmedia Production
Total Credit Points40