BP220 - Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

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RMIT program code: BP220
Plan name: Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Plan code: BP220
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 048668D

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2021 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

   Year One of Program
 
AND   Year Two of Program
 
AND   Year Three of Program
 
AND   (Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture
 
OR   Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture
 
OR   Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies
 
OR   Contextual Studies: Literary Studies
 
OR   Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication
 )
AND   School Options:
 

You must complete a total of 288 credit points to complete the program requirements according to the outline below. This involves completing 96 credit points (48 credit points per semester) of study each year and undertaking a combination of course types as follows:

  • Core Journalism courses
  • Contextual Studies courses (all courses to be completed from the same Contextual Studies Stream throughout the program. See more information here)
  • School Options ( listed at the end of the outline below)
  • University Electives (see what's on offer here)

Note: All courses listed may not be available each semester.

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Year One of Program

Students commencing with advanced standing or single course credits: You will be sent customised enrolment plans by the School. If you do not receive this advice prior to enrolment, raise a 'Course and Program Advice' query in the RMIT Connect Student Portal.

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Understanding Journalism 24 COMM2657 City Campus 2976 (B220) 2963 (B220)
Journalism Reporting and Writing 12 Yes COMM2835 City Campus 2965 (B220) 2957 (B220)
Journalism Law and Ethics 12 Yes COMM2836 City Campus 2964 (B220) 2955 (B220)
Photojournalism 12 COMM2640 City Campus 2967 (B220) 2959 (B220)
Fact Checking and Verification 12 COMM2803 City Campus 2953 (B220)
AND

Complete Two (2) Courses in the first block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options which can be found after the Year Three Course list.

 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Reporting with Sound and Image 24 Yes COMM2656 City Campus 2968 (B220)
Journalism Technologies 24 Yes COMM2653 City Campus 2958 (B220)
Features and Storytelling 12 Yes COMM2641 City Campus 2962 (B220)
AND

Complete two (2) courses in the second block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options which can be found after the Year Three course list.

AND

Complete One (1) Course from the School Options list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Option courses at the end of this program structure document.

 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Newsroom Practice 24 Yes COMM2804 City Campus 2966 (B220)
Journalism: Professional Placement 24 Yes COMM2658 City Campus 2956 (B220)
Journalism Capstone 12 Yes COMM2805 City Campus 2954 (B220)
AND

Complete One (1) Course in the last block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options which can be found after the Year Three course list.

AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from:

University Elective
 
AND
(

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Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Pop Culture in Everyday Life 12 COMM2633 City Campus 2948 (B047)
Television Cultures 12 COMM1073 City Campus 2921 (B047)
Popular Cinema 12 COMM2632 City Campus 2936 (B221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Music in Popular Culture 12 COMM1081 City Campus 2922 (B047) 2922 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2961 (B220)
AND

Year Three: Select and complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Perspectives in Contemporary Popular Culture 12 Yes COMM2631 City Campus 2945 (B047)
Music in Popular Culture 12 COMM1081 City Campus 2922 (B047) 2922 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2961 (B220)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture

Year One: Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Modern Asia 12 COMM2138 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Mass Media in Asia 12 COMM1086 City Campus 2880 (B222)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Media, New Asia 12 COMM2336 City Campus 2879 (B222)
Asian Cinemas 12 COMM1035 City Campus 2924 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2878 (B222)
AND

Year Three: Select and complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Sex, Politics & Social Change in Asia 12 Yes COMM2253 City Campus 2880 (B222)
New Media, New Asia 12 COMM2336 City Campus 2879 (B222)
Asian Cinemas 12 COMM1035 City Campus 2924 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2878 (B222)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies

Year One: Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Cinema Studies 12 COMM1031 City Campus 2939 (B221) 2931 (B221)
Popular Cinema 12 COMM2632 City Campus 2936 (B221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

True Lies : Documentary Studies 12 COMM1034 City Campus 2946 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation 12 COMM2637 City Campus 2900 (B257)
Asian Cinemas 12 COMM1035 City Campus 2924 (B221)
Australian Cinema 12 COMM1033 City Campus 2925 (B221)
AND

Year Three: Select and complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Histories of Film Theory 12 Yes COMM1036 City Campus 2937 (B221)
True Lies : Documentary Studies 12 COMM1034 City Campus 2946 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation 12 COMM2637 City Campus 2900 (B257)
Asian Cinemas 12 COMM1035 City Campus 2924 (B221)
Australian Cinema 12 COMM1033 City Campus 2925 (B221)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Literary Studies

Year One: Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation 12 COMM2637 City Campus 2900 (B257)
Reading Space and Place 12 COMM2635 City Campus 2894 (B257)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literary Realism to Post-Modernism 12 LANG1006 City Campus 2903 (B257)
Narrating the Self 12 COMM2638 City Campus 2892 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race 12 COMM2634 City Campus 2893 (B257)
AND

Year Three: Select and complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literature's Ethics 12 Yes COMM2630 City Campus 2899 (B257)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism 12 LANG1006 City Campus 2903 (B257)
Narrating the Self 12 COMM2638 City Campus 2892 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race 12 COMM2634 City Campus 2893 (B257)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication

Year One: Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World 12 COMM2402 City Campus 2969 (B220)
Politics Communicated 12 COMM2409 City Campus 2960 (B220)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Economies Communicated 12 COMM2408 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Global Political Economy 12 SOCU2112 City Campus 1941 (FF)
AND

Year Three: Select and complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Applications of Communication: A Political Economy of the Workplace 12 Yes COMM2407 City Campus 2970 (B220)
Economies Communicated 12 COMM2408 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Global Political Economy 12 SOCU2112 City Campus 1941 (FF)
)
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School Options:

School Options: Note: All Courses listed may not be available each semester:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advertising Media 12 GRAP2369 City Campus 2876 (B219)
Alternative Animation 12 COMM2213 City Campus 2574 (B203) 2660 (B203)
Art After Videogames 12 Yes VART2964 City Campus 2606 (B214)
Asian Cinemas 12 COMM1035 City Campus 2924 (B221)
Australian Cinema 12 COMM1033 City Campus 2925 (B221)
Broadcast Media 12 COMM2220 City Campus 2930 (B221)
Client Management 12 COMM2333 City Campus 2847 (B219)
Communicating Brand Narrative 12 COMM2684 City Campus 2984 (B223)
Contemporary Australian Writing 12 COMM2392 City Campus 2897 (B257)
Creative Advertising 12 GRAP2311 City Campus 2850 (B219) 2852 (B219)
DJs, Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures 12 PERF2061 City Campus 2950 (B047) 2923 (B047)
Economies Communicated 12 COMM2408 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Engaging the Mobile Environment 12 COMM2416 City Campus 2634 (B203) 2658 (B203)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture 12 COMM2345 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Features and Storytelling 12 Yes COMM2641 City Campus 2962 (B220)
Foundations of Public Relations 12 COMM1161 City Campus 2985 (B223) 2966 (B223)
Game Studies 12 VART2496 City Campus 2656 (B214)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project 12 COMM2324 City Campus 2879 (B222)
Introduction to Advertising 12 MKTG1208 City Campus 2853 (B219) 2855 (B219)
Introduction to Cinema Studies 12 COMM1031 City Campus 2939 (B221) 2931 (B221)
Introduction to Graphic Design 12 GRAP2175 City Campus 2624 (B115)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication 12 Yes COMM2688 City Campus 2967 (B223)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism 12 LANG1006 City Campus 2903 (B257)
Managing a Communication Business 12 Yes COMM2337 City Campus 2987 (B223)
Mass Media in Asia 12 COMM1086 City Campus 2880 (B222)
Media and Communication Internship 12 Yes COMM2639 City Campus 2877 (B222) 2881 (B222)
Modern Asia 12 COMM2138 City Campus 2878 (B222)
Music in Popular Culture 12 COMM1081 City Campus 2922 (B047) 2922 (B047)
Narrating the Self 12 COMM2638 City Campus 2892 (B257)
Networked Media 12 COMM2219 City Campus 3254 (B221)
New Media, New Asia 12 COMM2336 City Campus 2879 (B222)
Photojournalism 12 COMM2640 City Campus 2967 (B220) 2959 (B220)
Politics Communicated 12 COMM2409 City Campus 2960 (B220)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life 12 COMM2633 City Campus 2948 (B047)
Popular Cinema 12 COMM2632 City Campus 2936 (B221)
Reading Sex and Race 12 COMM2634 City Campus 2893 (B257)
Reading Space and Place 12 COMM2635 City Campus 2894 (B257)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World 12 COMM2402 City Campus 2969 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies 12 COMM2636 City Campus 2961 (B220)
Short Story Writing 12 GRAP2317 City Campus 2895 (B257)
Television Cultures 12 COMM1073 City Campus 2921 (B047)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation 12 COMM2637 City Campus 2900 (B257)
The Play Society 12 OART1037 City Campus 2604 (B214)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube 12 PERF2062 City Campus 2926 (B047)
True Lies : Documentary Studies 12 COMM1034 City Campus 2946 (B221)
Typography in Design 12 GRAP2277 City Campus 2545 (B115)
Writing for Videogames 12 COMM2244 City Campus 2617 (B214)
 

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First Year Students: Josie Vine 

Second Year Students:  Janak Rogers

Third Year Students:  Denise Ryan Costello

 

Program Manager:  Dr Alex Wake

 

 

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