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What’s a Communications (Journalism) Degree like?

Study: Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at Charles Sturt Uni

Q: Tell us about Communications (Journalism) at CSU – what do you learn?

A: First year you do all your subjects with the other communications students – then by doing prac work, you’re able to pick your specialty for the next year. You get experience across print, online, radio, tv…so from second year – you’re studying exactly the subjects you want and what you want to get into as a career. 

Third year – you’re doing practical pretty much every day.

Q: Can you build up a portfolio of work while you’re studying?

A: Definitely! For communication students, it’s kind of like your CV. So then once you graduate, you have all these examples of the work you do and can show potential employers exactly what you’re capable of. 

We have studios, green rooms, radio stations… everything for you to get experience you need. And the tools that you’re using, are exactly the same as the ones you will use in industry. They teach you how to use all the equipment – so it really makes you stand out in the course.

Q: Why did you pick this course?

A: Well, I’m actually from Sydney, but chose to study in Bathurst because everyone I spoke to in media said that this was the place to go! There’s a lot of courses out there, but everyone still talks about this course at CSU. 

It took a while to adjust to being in a rural area, but now you can’t get rid of me!

Q: What’s your plan for when you finish your course?

A: My plan is already kind of in place which is great! I was lucky enough to get a casual position with Channel Nine, so I’m staying in Bathurst for another year and working with them!

Check out the course or hear from a student who has gone into radio.

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