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 provides practical experience in preparing and presenting news and digital content for online, print and broadcast platforms. It provides an understanding of how the news media works and the importance of journalism in society. Students develop communication, journalism and  storytelling skills suitable for all forms of new, digital and traditional media, including community, corporate and niche platforms. 


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal
Online Online
Sydney City Campus* Internal

*Curriculum delivered through an agreement with another party 

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows:

Level 1

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 1018Introduction to Journalism10
Total Credit Points10

Level 2

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 2027News Reporting10
COMM 2022Journalism: Research and Investigation10
COMM 2017Feature Writing10
Total Credit Points30

Level 3

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 3025News Teams10
COMM 3018Internship10
COMM 3055Digital Story Production10
COMM 3056Constructive News and Solutions Journalism10
Total Credit Points40

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2023 or earlier. 

COMM 2029 Photo Journalism

COMM 3037 Transmedia Production