Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism
This course gives you traditional journalism skills, plus an opportunity to master the technology - sound, image and vision - for careers in online and mobile media environments. Students as JCU use the latest multimedia technology and contribute stories to our online news platform.
|Duration||3 years full time
Part time available
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As online newspapers replace traditional newspapers audiences are continuing to seek fresh, innovative ways in which to get their news: from videos to audio and pictures, as well as from text and social networks on their mobile platforms and tablets.
As a multimedia journalist you will be across all of these exciting mediums, breaking stories and generating copy for your tech-savvy target audience.
The environment is fast-paced and you will be filing stories (print, audio and video) for real deadlines on our own digital media platform, JCNN. It’s all in a day’s work for a multimedia journalist.
Our Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism offers you the opportunity to obtain traditional journalism skills while mastering the technology, sound, image and vision to tell stories across multiple mediums.
This groundbreaking course provides the skills and knowledge of digital media needed to survive in today’s evolving newsrooms where you will be expected to:
deliver all round news reports including images and video for all media platforms
produce award winning radio documentaries and video journalism stories
write copy for print, online and apps
cover natural disasters from cyclones to bushfires, to life in the tropics
understand the basics of web design, graphic design and other online content
The Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism is an innovative program of study that prepares you for tomorrow’s world. Run by journalism academics, in this course you will learn about the global communications network, the responsibilities and roles of journalism, and the ability to record history.
Fieldwork is an important component of journalism and in this course students visit courtrooms, do onsite stories and complete a professional internship during the final year of study.
You are also given access to the latest multimedia technology: microphones, digital still and video cameras, videos to help you gather stories. Our lecturers are working journalists so you are exposed to best practice.
Graduates will be highly skilled to work as journalists across convergent media, including online, multimedia, print and broadcast media, in roles such as:
electronic media producers
web development managers
public communication specialists
public relations practitioners.
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.