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
Online Online
Sydney City Campus* Internal

*Curriculum delivered through an agreement with another party 

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows:

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 1018Introduction to Journalism10
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

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