Monash Journalism is the largest undergraduate journalism program in Australia, and that provides economies of scale for two complementary areas of study – Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies – plus the widest range of elective options. Students operate in a thoroughly converged technological environment. We offer both single and double degrees in Journalism.
In Journalism Practice, at the end of first year you will have foundation levels of competence in news reporting for print, online, video and radio. In second year, you move into current affairs and features formats, and specialise further in print, video, radio or online; and then in third year you specialise in particular genres of journalism — political, business, sport, arts, investigative and environmental reporting, and documentary, using whatever medium suits your purposes. The Co-ordinator of Journalism Practice is Bill Birnbauer
Alongside Journalism Practice sits Journalism Studies, compulsory for students in the Bachelor of Journalism and optional but recommended for students in other degrees. The Journalism Studies program is unique to Monash: it offers a rigorous interdisciplinary exploration of scholarship about journalism to enhance students’ knowledge and analytical skills, which improves both their journalism practice and their scholarly capacities. The Co-ordinator of Journalism Studies is Andrea Baker (Chris Nash in first semester, 2013).
This is followed by an honours year in Journalism, where high-performing students can complete their studies with a supervised project that will be the jewel in the crown of their portfolio.
Information for off-campus Journalism students
The Journalism program is delivered in both on-campus and off-campus modes. We have a strong commitment to the quality of the off-campus experience, and off-campus students are integrated into extensive online activities with on-campus students. The main on-campus program is delivered at Caulfield, but students who are studying at other campuses can pick up Journalism subjects in off-campus mode, and are very welcome to attend lectures and tutorials at Caulfield campus if it is convenient for them.