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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.

Double degrees

Studying a double degree is a great way to increase your career options

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.

Lyle Fielmich

Griffith 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 Quicksilver intern partnership to intern for Quicksilver at the Pro World surfing competition in Coolangatta. Since graduating Lyle has honed his skills to become a broadcast director at the World Surf League and has previously covered the AFL, NRL, V8 Super Cars, Cricket and the Australian Open. His time at Griffith allowed him to develop and learn skills and create contacts that have prepared him for his career.

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Study options

Degrees Campus OP rank
Bachelor of Arts Nathan 16
Bachelor of Arts Gold Coast 16
Bachelor of Arts Online
Bachelor of Arts with Honours Nathan
Bachelor of Arts with Honours Gold Coast
Bachelor of Communication Online
Bachelor of Communication with Honours Gold Coast
Nathan
Bachelor of Journalism Nathan 16
Bachelor of Journalism Gold Coast 16
Bachelor of Journalism with Honours Gold Coast
Nathan
Bachelor of Public Relations and Communication Nathan 16
Bachelor of Public Relations and Communication Gold Coast 16
Graduate Certificate in Communication Online
Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing Online
Gold Coast
Graduate Certificate in Crisis Communication Online
Nathan
Graduate Certificate in Crisis Communication Online
Gold Coast
Graduate Certificate in Journalism Online
Nathan
Graduate Certificate in Journalism Online
Gold Coast
Master of Arts Online
Nathan
Master of Arts Online
Gold Coast
Master of Communication Online

Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.

Double Degrees Campus OP rank
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business Nathan 16
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business Gold Coast 16
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce Nathan
Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Business Gold Coast 16
Bachelor of Laws with Honours/Bachelor of Arts Gold Coast
Bachelor of Laws with Honours/Bachelor of Arts Nathan

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 400 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

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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Life at Griffith

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 26 September — Friday 30 September

Queensland conservatorium auditions

Queensland Conservatorium live auditions will be conducted the week beginning Monday 26 September. 

Friday 30 September — Tuesday 27 September

QTAC and UAC on time applications close

To attend Griffith in 2017, apply for our degrees via QTAC or UAC by 30 September, 2016. You can apply after this date, but a late fee will apply.

Friday 30 September — Tuesday 27 September

Queensland Conservatorium QTAC and UAC applications due

Apply by 30 September via QTAC or UAC for Queensland Conservatorium degrees.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.