Bond University Journalism

The Bachelor of Journalism is driven by a digital-first ethos and grounded in core journalistic traditions and values of truth, fairness and accuracy. This approach empowers students to harness and exploit established and emerging technologies to create career opportunities and new pathways. Students learn to conceptualise and create original and compelling content across platforms and are encouraged to use digital storytelling to engage with social issues and advocate for change.

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semestersJanuary 2021
May 2021
September 2021
January 2022
May 2022
September 2022
January 2023
May 2023
September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media
Program codeHS-20026
CRICOS code063077B
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Structure and subjects

The Bachelor of Journalism program comprises of these subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

  • Critical Thinking and Communication 
  • Collaboration, Teams and Leadership
  • Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse

Foundation subjects (12)

  • Foundations of Content Creation
  • Newsroom: Introduction to Journalism
  • Media Futures
  • Investigative and Solutions Journalism
  • Digital Publishing and Design
  • Creative Writing: Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • Video Journalism
  • Freelance Feature Writing and Blogging
  • Mobile and Digital Journalism
  • Podcasting and Audio Narratives
  • Image, Photography & Visual Design
  • Capstone

Option (1) – Choice of one of the following subjects

  • Graphic Design and Content Creation
  • Live Television Broadcasting
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Factual & Documentary Production
  • Social Media Strategy and Tactics
  • Internship A

Major or Minor Options (8)

You must choose one of the two following options:

Major option – Choose one (1) of the following Majors (6) and two (2) General Electives

  • Advertising
  • Australian Studies 
  • Business Context & Environment 
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Communication
  • Corporate Storytelling
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Digital Media
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Film and Television
  • French Language and Culture
  • Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Legal, Government and Crime Studies
  • Marketing Communication
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Sport Industry

Minor option – Choose one (1) of the following Minors (4) and four (4) General Electives

  • Advertising
  • Communication and Society
  • Corporate Storytelling
  • Creative Writing
  • Film and Television
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

Program fees

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $93,360

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.