Journalism (Mass Communication)
|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.|
|Location||Bentley, Mauritius or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
The Journalism stream prepares you with the skills, understanding and professionalism you need for a career in the media industry.
You will be taught by journalists with many years experience in print, radio and television. You will learn the professional aspects of journalism practice, the history and economics of the media, social and ethical issues, together with a theoretical understanding of media law and regulation.
You can also choose to expand your knowledge by incorporating studies in related media areas, such as film and television and the social sciences (anthropology, history, politics, sociology).
You will be provided with professional experience and publishing opportunities through the Western Independent newspaper, Curtin FM 100.1 and the Aurora channel. When you complete this course, you will have a substantial portfolio of published or broadcast work to help you start your career.
The Journalism stream is taken as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry 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.
Written English and either Verbal or Quantitative
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Details of the types of ‘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
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency, or a TAFE diploma.
Those with a Diploma of Screen and Media (Mass Communication) from North Metropolitan TAFE may receive recognition of prior learning equivalent to one year (200 credits).
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
- The course is centred around technology and will give you the opportunity to work with commercial equipment, and produce work for print, radio, film and television.
- You can design your degree to suit your interests by choosing from a range of media streams
- You can build your portfolio and work experience, and network with industry professionals.
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
Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.