This Major provides students with the journalism skills to operate in the digital era of news, such as practical reporting, writing and producing skills. It investigates the ethical, legal and cultural contexts of the news media, and allows students to learn about the industry and the influence of journalism on society. The programme also bolsters the students’ learning with the practical experience of working in an online newsroom.
In this Degree programme, you will develop a broad understanding of your field and proficiency in producing written and oral arguments and creative artefacts in response to social, human and natural phenomena. You will also develop a critical appreciation of the perspectives of others. As an Arts graduate, you will be able to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively. These are professional skills which are essential across a range of industries. You will also be able to pursue further study in the fields of social research, the humanities and/or the creative arts.
Students have the option to enrol in either single or double majors.
Building Enterprise Skills
Consulting and Freelancing
Media Law and Ethics
Journalism and Society
Online and Mobile Journalism
Digital and Social Media Marketing
Digital Communication Strategy
Web Communication Project
Students are required to complete the following common units:
Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. The programme can be completed in 16 months instead of 28 months and applicants have the option to enrol for either Single or Double Majors.
The Bachelor’s Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications with advanced standing.
Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme, and they have the flexibility to plan their study schedule and attend classes once or twice a week depending on their study load. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. Each unit is supported with 24 contact hours.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor of Transnational Education & Deputy Dean of Murdoch University are based in Singapore to oversee all academic aspects and ensure a high standard of academic delivery here.
Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.