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Career-changing internships and international experiences
Learn to connect with diverse audiences and highlight critical issues by specialising 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. If you already have a degree, you can opt for a specialised graduate certificate.
Through our strong industry connections, you’ll have access to once-in-a-lifetime internships and international experiences, so you can build a world-class portfolio while you study. Griffith interns have covered everything from the Commonwealth Games, international summits with world leaders, surfing competitions with sporting superstars, and four-day music festivals, with many securing jobs as a result of their internships. They’ve been on study tours to all corners of the globe, including Vanuatu and India, and this year they’re also visiting the Artic.
A new media degree for a new media world
Learn from the experts
A degree for the 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 work alongside and learn from some of the best journalists, editors, producers, content makers and communication professionals in the country. Pair it with business or science as a double degree and set yourself apart.
Hone your skills
You'll develop advanced writing skills, multimedia production abilities, and the capacity to think both laterally and creatively. Undertaking a wide range of subjects, including media law, digital media audio production, crisis communications, and investigative journalism, you'll be well equipped to launch your career.
Our dedicated placement officer can help you find an internship that suits your interests, across communication, media, public relations, journalism, digital media and more. Griffith has one of the broadest ranges of internships available, so you’ll have the chance to hone your skills, build a professional portfolio and make valuable contacts while you’re studying.
Kat Orchard and Brooke Whitney
For public relations specialists Kat Orchard and Brooke Whitney, studying communication at Griffith opened doors to exciting media careers with both obtaining jobs in radio newsrooms before graduating. ‘I loved my time at Griffith,’ says Brooke ‘Broadcasting and TV were my favourite classes and put me in a good position to knock confidently on doors and ask for work experience in radio jobs throughout my degree.‘ Kat echoes these sentiments: ‘Through Griffith, I was able to intern at Nine Gold Coast News, and then within the newsroom at SeaFM,’ she said. Kat was offered a role at SeaFM on completion of her degree. ‘After a stint in the newsroom, I move into producing which ultimately set the course for my career in the media communications field.’ Both worked in a variety of journalism/PR roles before establishing their passion project Pineapple PR in 2014. The fast growth of Pineapple PR attracted the attention of national brand experience agency The Red Republic, and in 2017 they successfully underwent a business merger, resulting in rebranding to The Pineapple Republic.
|Bachelor of Arts||Online
|Bachelor of Arts||Nathan
|Bachelor of Arts||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||Nathan
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Communication||Online
|Bachelor of Communication and Journalism||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Social Science||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Communication||Online
|Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication and Media||Nathan
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.
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business||Nathan
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts||Gold Coast
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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
- Travel journalist
- Sports journalist
- Feature writer
- Communications roles
- Public relations consultant
- Content writer
- Editor or editorial support staff
- Media relations
- Government and foreign affairs
- Press secretary
- Film, producer or visual effects coordinator
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Explore your options
If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.