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Ranked #1 for Communications study in Queensland*

Learn to connect with diverse audiences and shine a light on important issues through studies in communication, journalism, public relations and media. You can choose our new Communication and Journalism degree or select a related major in our Arts or Social Science degrees.

A new media degree for a new media world, the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism will give you the skills to thrive in the new integrated media landscape.

Co-designed with industry, you’ll gain exposure to industry and advanced skills in multimedia production, critical writing and editing, and creative thinking. Working alongside and learning from some of the best journalists, editors, producers, content makers and communication professionals in the country, you’ll develop the skills, knowledge and agility to build a successful career.

Through our strong industry connections, you’ll have access to once-in-a-lifetime internships and international experiences. Griffith communication and journalism interns have covered everything from international summits with world leaders, surfing competitions with sporting superstars, four-day music festivals and premier soccer matches, with many securing jobs as a result of their internships.

Our graduates will be professional storytellers, journalists and communicators who are set to lead innovation and change in the communication and media industry.

*Uni Reviews, 2017

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Internships open doors

Griffith has one of the broadest ranges of internships available, so you’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills and make valuable contacts while you’re studying. Our dedicated placement officer can help you access internships that suit your interests. Hear how Communication graduate Lyle Fielmich’s internships led to job offers before he graduated and an enviable career with the World Surf League, travelling to some of the best surfing beaches in the world.

Sarah Binney

Journalism graduate

Sarah says her Griffith degree was pivotal in making her lifelong dream of living and working in New York a reality. 'Without having that degree…I wouldn’t be in New York at all,' she said. 'Having that foundational education in journalism has been crucial to being where I am now, and I think having the amazing professors that I had at Griffith had a huge impact,' she said. Sarah is a public affairs specialist for New York University. 'There’s always really interesting projects happening, so I’m always connecting with professors and finding a way to get them media exposure.' Sarah agrees that because the media industry is evolving so quickly, interdisciplinary study is the way forward, as you need to be able to draw on other communication skills. She encourages other students to never lose sight of their dreams or why they started studying in the first place. 'Jump on every opportunity, even when things feel scary. Trust your instincts' she said.

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Sarah Binney

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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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