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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.

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.

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Explore Griffith from home with access to study and support info, live chat and everything you need to find the degree for you.

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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.

Scholarships

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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Key dates

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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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Monday 21 September — Friday 25 September

Virtual Open House: Mature Student Week

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 26 October — Friday 30 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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

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