Journalism, Minor (0069)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0069

Previous Code: SM1088.1

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 minor integrates theoretical approaches to news and information-based media with the development of practical journalistic and storytelling skills for online, print and broadcast platforms. 


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

*Curriculum delivered through an agreement with another party 

Minor Structure

If you commenced in 2024 or later please refer to the Structure 2024 tab for details.

Students must complete 40 credit points, consisting of 20 credit points at Level 2 and 20 credit points at Level 3, from the subjects listed below

Level 2 Subjects

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

Level 3 Subjects 

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 3015Digital Journalism Production20
COMM 3025News Teams10
COMM 3037Transmedia Production10
Total Credit Points40

Minor Structure

This structure applies to students who commenced in 2024 or later. If you commenced prior to 2024 please refer to the Structure 2023 tab for details

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows:

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 1018News and Media Today10
Choose 30 credit points from the following Level 2 or Level 3 subjects:30
Feature Writing
Journalism: Research and Investigation
News Reporting
News Teams
COMM 3055
Digital Story Production
COMM 3056
Constructive News and Solutions Journalism
Total Credit Points40