Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
This course immerses students in the dynamic, changing and fast-paced world of journalism production. It also critically examines the media’s influential role in the production and dissemination of particular types of knowledge about the world.
Gippsland students have access to a new Journalism hub and the latest Macintosh computers for researching and producing stories. Lecturers are experienced industry professionals and academics who guide and support students through the exciting processes of news production, alongside critical engagement with media theory and the journalists role in society.
Students begin producing news stories within the first weeks of the course, developing a news sense, interviewing sources and gathering news in a regional setting. The course incorporates the fundamentals of reportage with the demands of cutting-edge technology and explores the constant dilemmas and pressure of delivering news around the clock.
In the final year of the course students have the opportunity to work in various media organisations alongside experience professionals in their local area, honing and expanding skills developed during the course.
The degree is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to enable graduates to seek employment in a variety of media and communication industries. Students will graduate with a broad understanding of news production and a considered view of the media’s influence in society.
More information about the following Journalism units can be found in the Monash University Handbook:
- ATS1330 - Newsroom practice and theory
- ATS1331 - Feature writing
- ATS2450 - Media, culture, power
- ATS2928 - Radio news
- ATS2656 - e-journalism
- ATS2657 - Digital sub-editing and design
- ATS2658 - Journalism ethics
- ATS2815 - Crisis and risk communication
- ATS2895 - Gender, race and journalism
- ATS2896 - Photojournalism
- ATS3658 - Journalism ethics
- ATS3811 - Journalism professional placement
The complete course outline can be found in the Monash University Handbook: