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Journalism (Mass Communication)

Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) - BA(Curtin) - STRU-JOURN Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
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
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

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)

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


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.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency, or a TAFE diploma.

Those with a Diploma of Mass Communication from Central TAFE may receive recognition of prior learning equivalent to one year (200 credits).


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

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Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Journalist
  • Media Presenter

Why Journalism (Mass Communication)?

  • 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.