|Guaranteed ATAR||70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|STAT entry||Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
Journalism at Curtin has had an excellent reputation with media industries for more than 40 years through its combination of real-world practice, creativity and technological skills, and project work. You will develop the ability to research, prepare and publish news, current affairs and other content across different media platforms, including print, broadcast and online media.
You will undertake practical work in excellent facilities such as the on-campus TV studio, Western Independent newspaper and our community radio station, Curtin FM.
This major allows you to incorporate studies in related areas, such as film and television, social sciences (international relations, history, sociology, anthropology) and other disciplines.
You will have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement in your final year.
Journalism is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.
- Anthropology and Sociology
- Professional Writing and Publishing
- International Relations
- Screen Arts
- Business Law
- Public Relations
*Please note not all majors are offered online
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
English language proficiency
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)
Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR
By demonstrating your previous experience, aptitude, or qualifications in a portfolio application, you could now gain entry into our courses. Find out more about portfolio entry.
A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.
This course can help you become a:
- Media Presenter
- Print Journalist
- Radio Journalist
- Television Journalist
- Photo Journalist
- Online Journalist
- Freelance Writer
- Media Liaison Officer
- Public Relations Officer
- Communications Officer
- Media Placement Coordinator
TV News Reporter
If you wish to pursue a career as a TV news reporter, consider choosing a double major or electives from:
If you wish to follow this career path, we recommend you consider a double major or electives from:
If you're seeking a career as a sports journalist we recommend a double major or electives from:
- You will be taught by highly qualified, experienced and dedicated media academics and professionals.
- Our graduates enjoy an excellent reputation in the industry and are well-regarded in the job market.
- The major features an extensive practical component that gives you an opportunity to graduate with a portfolio of published work to present to potential employers.
- The major combines theoretical study with a hands-on approach.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- More about studying at Curtin
- Visit the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) website
- Visit the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website
- Visit the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) website
- Our admission appeals and grievance process
Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Applicants with other international qualifications
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