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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020

For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

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.

Build a world-class portfolio while you study. Through our strong industry connections, you’ll have access to once-in-a-lifetime internships and international experiences. 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.

Mature student lunchtime webinars

Online, 8 – 19 June

Discover how our flexible study options and student support can help you achieve your goals.

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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.

Practical experience

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.

Philippa Arrowsmith

Communication graduate

As part of her university-based internship, Griffith graduate Philippa Arrowsmith interned at Ruby Communications, a leading Gold Coast public relations agency. Once Philippa completed her internship she landed herself a job, now after two years working at Ruby she has been promoted to Senior Account Executive.

‘It’s a fast-paced industry, my day pretty much always starts with a coverage update where I scan all of the media and collate all of the coverage to send across to the clients. We work on campaigns, such as pitching profiles, tenants or clients to the media, hosting media calls, community management, content creation, event planning, and managing photoshoots – and that’s just the beginning’

‘There are endless jobs that you can secure with your degree, so don’t freak out if you don’t like your first job or experience. I encourage you to mould your interests around your future job and go full steam ahead’.

Philippa Arrowsmith

Study options

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


We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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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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05 May 2020

Griffith grad relishes role combining creative and corporate expertise

Read more about Griffith grad relishes role combining creative and corporate expertise

28 Apr 2020

Griffith and ABC award new scholarship honouring late film alumnus Kieran Ricketts

Read more about Griffith and ABC award new scholarship honouring late film alumnus Kieran Ricketts

Key dates

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 6 July — Wednesday 8 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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