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Shine a light on important issues and learn to connect with a wide range of audiences through studies in journalism, communications and public relations at Griffith.

You'll acquire expertise in media studies and develop the skills, knowledge and agility to build a career in today's evolving media landscape. You'll be trained in the essential aspects of contemporary journalism, including reporting, written and verbal communication of key messages, news and feature writing, desktop publishing, online news production, media law and more.

Studying at Griffith you'll be equipped for a stimulating fast-paced career, engaging with the world and making a difference.

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Study journalism, communications, media and public relations at Griffith

Is journalism your calling?

The answer may be yes if you are enquiring and open minded. If you have an interest in helping to inform and educate people about decisions affecting their community and other key issues. If you want to write for a magazine or blog on a niche topic that engages and interests you, such as travel or sports. Or if you have a flair for words and want to see where a major in journalism, communications and public relations can take you.

Our intensive programs at Griffith are designed to give you strong journalistic skills and a critical understanding of the role of the media in local, regional, national and global contexts. You'll learn specialised techniques and have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a digital television and radio studio, editing suites, a writing and media studio and a journalism studio, so you can hit the ground running as a working reporter or as a professional in your chosen field. You'll also have opportunities to gain hands-on experience across the full spectrum of modern media platforms.

Designed in conjunction with industry specialists, our courses at Griffith will equip you with the techniques and practical knowhow to enter the dynamic, competitive world of professional media practice.

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Griffith communications graduate Lyle Fielmich has travelled to some of the best surfing beaches in the world. While studying at Griffith, Lyle was given an opportunity through the Quiksilver intern partnership to intern for Quiksilver at the Pro World surfing competition in Coolangatta. Since graduating, Lyle has developed his skills to become a broadcast director at the World Surf League and has previously covered the Australian Football League, National Rugby League, V8 Supercars, Cricket and the Australian Open. His time at Griffith allowed him to grow and learn skills, and create contacts that have prepared him for his career.

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Preparing the next generation of professionals for the best jobs in media

In today's increasingly connected world, communicators are in demand

Guided by our experienced educators, Griffith students are prepared for careers in all forms of the media, with excellent job prospects for online, print, radio and television work. Strong writing skills and the ability to analyse and present data are also highly sought after in business and government roles. Your skills will be transferable across different fields, including:

  • Foreign correspondent
  • Radio journalist, announcer, producer or programmer
  • Television presenter
  • Newsreader
  • Travel journalist
  • Sports journalist
  • Feature writer
  • Communications roles
  • Public relations consultant
  • Content writer
  • Editor or editorial support staff
  • Media relations
  • Government and foreign affairs
  • Politics
  • Press secretary
  • Film, producer or visual effects coordinator
  • Photojournalist

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

Learn more about studying in Trimester 3

Saturday 16 December — Thursday 21 December

Know Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.  Find out more

*Excluding Sunday 17 December.

Monday 22 January — Wednesday 31 January

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.

Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 1 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Wednesday 9 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Thursday 10 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 14 May — Saturday 16 December

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 16 December

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 16 December

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Thursday 17 May — Saturday 16 December

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 22 May — Saturday 16 December

Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Thursday 24 May — Saturday 16 December

Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Tuesday 29 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 30 May — Saturday 16 December

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more