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Shine a light on important issues and learn to connect with a wide range of audiences through studies in journalism, communications and public relations at Griffith.

You'll acquire expertise in media studies and develop the skills, knowledge and agility to build a career in today's evolving media landscape. You'll be trained in the essential aspects of contemporary journalism, including reporting, written and verbal communication of key messages, news and feature writing, desktop publishing, online news production, media law and more.

Studying at Griffith you'll be equipped for a stimulating fast-paced career, engaging with the world and making a difference.

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Study journalism, communications, media and public relations at Griffith

Is journalism your calling?

The answer may be yes if you are enquiring and open minded. If you have an interest in helping to inform and educate people about decisions affecting their community and other key issues. If you want to write for a magazine or blog on a niche topic that engages and interests you, such as travel or sports. Or if you have a flair for words and want to see where a major in journalism, communications and public relations can take you.

Our intensive programs at Griffith are designed to give you strong journalistic skills and a critical understanding of the role of the media in local, regional, national and global contexts. You'll learn specialised techniques and have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a digital television and radio studio, editing suites, a writing and media studio and a journalism studio, so you can hit the ground running as a working reporter or as a professional in your chosen field. You'll also have opportunities to gain hands-on experience across the full spectrum of modern media platforms.

Designed in conjunction with industry specialists, our courses at Griffith will equip you with the techniques and practical knowhow to enter the dynamic, competitive world of professional media practice.

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Griffith communications graduate Lyle Fielmich has travelled to some of the best surfing beaches in the world. While studying at Griffith, Lyle was given an opportunity through the Quiksilver intern partnership to intern for Quiksilver at the Pro World surfing competition in Coolangatta. Since graduating, Lyle has developed his skills to become a broadcast director at the World Surf League and has previously covered the Australian Football League, National Rugby League, V8 Supercars, Cricket and the Australian Open. His time at Griffith allowed him to grow and learn skills, and create contacts that have prepared him for his career.

Lyle Fielmich

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Preparing the next generation of professionals for the best jobs in media

In today's increasingly connected world, communicators are in demand

Guided by our experienced educators, Griffith students are prepared for careers in all forms of the media, with excellent job prospects for online, print, radio and television work. Strong writing skills and the ability to analyse and present data are also highly sought after in business and government roles. Your skills will be transferable across different fields, including:

  • Foreign correspondent
  • Radio journalist, announcer, producer or programmer
  • Television presenter
  • Newsreader
  • Travel journalist
  • Sports journalist
  • Feature writer
  • Communications roles
  • Public relations consultant
  • Content writer
  • Editor or editorial support staff
  • Media relations
  • Government and foreign affairs
  • Politics
  • Press secretary
  • Film, producer or visual effects coordinator
  • Photojournalist

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You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Thursday 21 June — Wednesday 20 June

Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and admission pathways to Griffith. Find out more

Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July

TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo)

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 24 July — Wednesday 20 June

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 6 August — Wednesday 20 June

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Sunday 12 August — Sunday 12 August

OPEN DAY - Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses

Discover what's possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campus to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support, and tour our campuses. Find out more

Monday 17 September — Friday 28 September

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 13 November — Wednesday 20 June

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about admission pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students. Find out more

Thursday 15 November — Wednesday 20 June

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about admission pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students. Find out more

Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December

Explore Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.

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