When you join Monash you will be able to experience journalism in all its richness. At the same time you will acquire important practical skills along with knowledge of the social context in which news is researched and reported.
You will be taught by distinguished academics and journalists you may even know by name. They will teach you by helping you create works of journalism in the real world. You will learn by doing.
The core skills that employers look for – great story-telling, ethical treatment, accuracy, verification and fairness – underpin this learning. We teach you how to write clearly and crisply to a deadline. We encourage you to question ideas and be brave enough to question people, face to face. You will learn to think on your feet, understand an issue quickly, be accurate, check sources, dig deeper, analyse data and find the next big story. Then you will learn to prepare it for publication in all media: digital, print, video and audio.
We will also ask you to reflect on what you are doing. We have in our department some of the top media thinkers. By helping you to understand what journalism is they will help make you a better journalist.
Our graduates are smart, they are skilled and they are ready. Media employers seek them out, but the skills acquired are also in demand in related industries such as public relations, communication, editing, publishing, digital and video / audio production.
At Monash you can study a BA with a major in journalism or you can combine it with another degree to increase your level of specialisation. You can find out more about double degrees here.
The head of journalism and coordinator of the majors in Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies is Gold Walkley winning Associate Professor Philip Chubb.
What the students say
“The Bachelor of Journalism at Monash University was an excellent program that not only fuelled my passion for being a journalist but also helped me find a foothold in the industry. The degree was extremely relevant and comprehensive but what made it outstanding was the level of support from the seasoned journalists and producers that made up the teaching staff. Their impressive backgrounds coupled with brilliant teaching and a desire to see students succeed made all the difference.”
Daniel Tran, ABC
“My Journalism major instilled me with my passion for my career. I fell in love with news writing during my first semester of study, and each subsequent unit strengthened that zeal. It was the amalgamation of Monash’s inspiring, dedicated staff and relevant, practical course content that snared me. I have occasion to be grateful for the experiences and opportunities my degree gave me every day.”
Emma D’Agostino, Border Watch, Mount Gambier