Swinburne journalism degree students will learn practical writing and reporting skills, including investigation, research and interviewing. Students will produce stories for real publications, including our own digital journal, The Standard.

Study investigative or broadcast journalism, as well as photojournalism, and gain skills across digital media, television, radio and print.

You’ll graduate from your journalism studies with a full understanding of the social, historical, legal and ethical framework to produce journalism that informs, guides and empowers.

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Our Bachelor of Arts is changing in 2022, like majorly

Investigate humanity’s critical problems through new themed majors. Create campaigns for real social change. Combine your passion for a better world with the skills to find a meaningful career. The future will thank you.

Take a tour and sample student life

Take a guided tour of our Hawthorn campus and try Swinburne on for size before jumping into Semester 1 2022.

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Graduate success

Follow Kirstie’s journey from undertaking a football PR internship as part of her Journalism degree to becoming Communications Manager – Community for AFL Victoria. The skills she learned in new media helped Kirstie future-proof her career.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

  • Industry expect Jon Faine visits Swinburne's Hawthorn campus


    Learning from local legend

    ABC 774's Jon Faine spoke to journalism students at Swinburne to share his experiences and tips from his career.

    “Content is available in a variety of different ways now, and the old ones keep diminishing; however the need for content is always going to be there."

  • Student Gem recording a story in a Middle East newsroom


    Digging into stories of the Middle East

    After working as an actor for years, Gem turned her new-found passion for Middle Eastern journalism into a role hosting TV show The Modern Middle East.

    "I said 'um' about a thousand times with about 40,000 people watching," she said of the first episode.

    Through her role with the show, Gem now helps to start conversations that are hugely significant to contemporary issues both within the Middle East and Australia.

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