Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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RMIT’s journalism program is highly regarded by the local and international news media industry, for its blend of theory and practice.
Graduates are employed in all major news organisations in Australia, and in many international news agencies.
As part of your studies, you will take part in both simulated and live productions of radio and TV news and current affairs. You will also learn to write high quality print and digital news and feature stories, which will be published in the well-regarded City Journal.
By the end of your studies you will have the practical and theoretical knowledge to begin a career in journalism, in Australia and abroad, and be able to show employers evidence of your skills and achievements with a professional portfolio of published work.
With the changing dynamic of the industry, our students are also well equipped to pursue roles such as media advisors and corporate communication specialists.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Industry practitioners and journalism academics—with solid local and international experience—will guide your studies in purpose-built, world-class facilities, including fully equipped radio and television studios.
You will engage with broader critical analyses of the industry’s historical, theoretical and cultural contexts.
You will learn in studio environments, in which you will actively develop skills in modern news gathering and production.
Internships and work placements form part of the program experience, and will help you develop connections to the industry while you study.
Lecturers, industry experts and guest speakers will all share their experiences of working and developing strong careers in journalism.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal. Additional assistance is available from the RMIT Study and Learning Centre.
In your third year of study you will undertake a professional-based journalism placement at a print, online, radio or television news organization. A number of overseas internships may also be available.
Industry representatives inform the continuous development of the program through our Program Advisory Committee (PAC). Membership includes senior representatives of key international, local and community news organizations, including Reuters, Fairfax Media, ABC, SBS, The Monthly, SYN Media, 3AW, and the Seven Network.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
When you graduate, you will be ready to begin working locally and internationally and in all areas of journalism, including newspapers, magazines, specialist publications, radio, TV, online and also in related areas in the commercial and public sector.
The news industry values the multi-platform skills that RMIT journalism graduates offer, skills that are essential in the modern newsroom.
The focus of the program is on preparing you for a journalism career, but it will also prepare you for other occupations in media and communications. Technological advancements in the industry have resulted in new forms of journalism, allowing for new employment possibilities.
The program will prepare you for roles such as journalist, media advisor, information officer, crisis communication specialist, corporate social responsibility (CSR) advisor.
RMIT offers opportunities to study overseas for 1 or 2 semesters at universities in the UK, US, Canada and Europe. The skills you learn in this program are global in nature, and will equip you to find work in Australia and overseas.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office (EAO) supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Hone your journalism and reporting skills across all media platforms.
Develop skills through internships with news organisations, and graduate as a professional journalist from a program that is highly regarded by the local and international news media industry.