Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism

Course Code





Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites


Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

JN1001:03   The Journalist and Society

JN1005:03   Writing Convergent Stories

NM1201:03   Photographic Capture

NM1202:03   The Digitised Image

NM1600:03   Digital Music Media

Level 2

JN2021:03    Writing Convergent Stories 2

JN2300:03   Media Law

JN2301:03   Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

NM2203:03   Digital Storytelling

JN2306:03   Media Editing

Level 3

JN3102:03   Radio Documentaries

JN3104:03   Video Journalism

JN3300:03    Industry Internship

JN3303:03   Ethics in Journalism

JN3304:03   Investigative Features

JN3305:03   Multimedia Production

NM3200:03   Photojournalism

NM3302:03   Time Based Media


NM1402:03   Design for Media Communication


3 credit points of any level 1, 2 or 3 subjects


NM2301:03   Introduction to Web Designs


NM2600:03   Music and Sound Media


NM3401:03   Interactive Media Design


NM3610:03   Digital Music Technology


Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects







Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years


Course progression requisites

Must complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students .

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing


Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points


Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

This course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable


Honours availability

Not available


Not applicable