This specialisation will prepare you for the professional practice of high-quality journalism and production across all media platforms. It recognises the fundamental interdependence of journalism practice, theory and empirical research, where each is an essential thread in the fabric of journalism that matters. You will gain knowledge of all production technologies using the state-of-the-art Monash Media Lab, which houses integrated teaching and production/research facilities. The specialisation will provide you with advanced skills in research, writing and communication for professional practice and is founded on the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society. You will also explore foundational and contemporary scholarship about the context and practice of journalism in Australia and internationally, with extensive use of media examples and case studies.
This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.
Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Media communicationMedia communication (https://arts.monash.edu/bachelor-of-media-communication/)
Two first-year level gateway units (12 points):
- Fundamentals of journalism
- Practice of journalism
One level 2 cornerstone unit (6 points) chosen from:
- News and power
- Social media and digital storytelling
One level 3 capstone unit (6 points) chosen from:
- Broadcast studio journalism
- Journalism and global change
The following unit (6 points):
- Journalism, law and ethics
Five units (30 points) chosen from:
- the remaining cornerstone, capstone unit, media practice labs or from the elective list below
- Lifestyle journalism
- Journalism: War, crime and trauma
- Audio storytelling
- Feature writing
- Editing and design
- Digital production
- Reporting the Arts circuit
- Advanced writing and interviewing
- Video journalism
- Global correspondent
- Investigative reporting
- International journalism professional project
Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:
- A2002 Bachelor of Media Communication
Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.
Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Media Communication component in the following double degrees: