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 Journalism24COMM2657City Campus2976 (B220)2963 (B220)
Journalism Reporting and Writing12YesCOMM2835City Campus2965 (B220)2957 (B220)
Journalism Law and Ethics12YesCOMM2836City Campus2964 (B220)2955 (B220)
Photojournalism12COMM2640City Campus2967 (B220)2959 (B220)
Fact Checking and Verification12COMM2803City Campus2953 (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 Image24YesCOMM2656City Campus2968 (B220)
Journalism Technologies24YesCOMM2653City Campus2958 (B220)
Features and Storytelling12YesCOMM2641City Campus2962 (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 Practice24YesCOMM2804City Campus2966 (B220)
Journalism: Professional Placement24YesCOMM2658City Campus2956 (B220)
Journalism Capstone12YesCOMM2805City Campus2954 (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 Life12COMM2633City Campus2948 (B047)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus2921 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2936 (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 Culture12COMM1081City Campus2922 (B047)2922 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2878 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2961 (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 Culture12YesCOMM2631City Campus2945 (B047)
Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2922 (B047)2922 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2878 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2961 (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 Asia12COMM2138City Campus2878 (B222)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2880 (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 Asia12COMM2336City Campus2879 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2924 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2878 (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 Asia12YesCOMM2253City Campus2880 (B222)
New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2879 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2924 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2878 (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 Studies12COMM1031City Campus2939 (B221)2931 (B221)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2936 (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 Studies12COMM1034City Campus2946 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2900 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2924 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2925 (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 Theory12YesCOMM1036City Campus2937 (B221)
True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus2946 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2900 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2924 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2925 (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 Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2900 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2894 (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-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2903 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2892 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2893 (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 Ethics12YesCOMM2630City Campus2899 (B257)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2903 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2892 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2893 (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 World12COMM2402City Campus2969 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus2960 (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 Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2961 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2961 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus1941 (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 Workplace12YesCOMM2407City Campus2970 (B220)
Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2961 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2961 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus1941 (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 Media12GRAP2369City Campus2876 (B219)
Alternative Animation12COMM2213City Campus2574 (B203)2660 (B203)
Art After Videogames12YesVART2964City Campus2606 (B214)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2924 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2925 (B221)
Broadcast Media12COMM2220City Campus2930 (B221)
Client Management12COMM2333City Campus2847 (B219)
Communicating Brand Narrative12COMM2684City Campus2984 (B223)
Contemporary Australian Writing12COMM2392City Campus2897 (B257)
Creative Advertising12GRAP2311City Campus2850 (B219)2852 (B219)
DJs, Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures12PERF2061City Campus2950 (B047)2923 (B047)
Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2961 (B220)
Engaging the Mobile Environment12COMM2416City Campus2634 (B203)2658 (B203)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2878 (B222)
Features and Storytelling12YesCOMM2641City Campus2962 (B220)
Foundations of Public Relations12COMM1161City Campus2985 (B223)2966 (B223)
Game Studies12VART2496City Campus2656 (B214)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project12COMM2324City Campus2879 (B222)
Introduction to Advertising12MKTG1208City Campus2853 (B219)2855 (B219)
Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus2939 (B221)2931 (B221)
Introduction to Graphic Design12GRAP2175City Campus2624 (B115)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication12YesCOMM2688City Campus2967 (B223)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2903 (B257)
Managing a Communication Business12YesCOMM2337City Campus2987 (B223)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2880 (B222)
Media and Communication Internship12YesCOMM2639City Campus2877 (B222)2881 (B222)
Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus2878 (B222)
Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2922 (B047)2922 (B047)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2892 (B257)
Networked Media12COMM2219City Campus3254 (B221)
New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2879 (B222)
Photojournalism12COMM2640City Campus2967 (B220)2959 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus2960 (B220)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus2948 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus2936 (B221)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2893 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2894 (B257)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus2969 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus2961 (B220)
Short Story Writing12GRAP2317City Campus2895 (B257)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus2921 (B047)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2900 (B257)
The Play Society12OART1037City Campus2604 (B214)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube12PERF2062City Campus2926 (B047)
True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus2946 (B221)
Typography in Design12GRAP2277City Campus2545 (B115)
Writing for Videogames12COMM2244City Campus2617 (B214)
 

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OR

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Academic Advisors:

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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University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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