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undergraduate

Journalism and Web Media

BA(Curtin) - B-MASCOMS Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time or part-time
Intake February, July, November
Duration 16 months full-time (4 trimesters) or part-time equivalent
  • Journalism: Learn print and broadcast journalism theory and practice. Learn how to communicate effectively, produce news and current affairs material for print and electronic media and the legal and ethical rules that govern the profession. You will learn the professional aspects of journalism practice, the history and economics of the media, social and ethical issues, together with a theoretical understanding of media law and regulation.
  • Web Media: The Web Media stream provides a pathway to a career in the expanding field of web-based media and communications, from website creation to online community management. The stream emphasises social media and networking, and units involve practical components together with core concepts, giving you the necessary understanding and skills you need in the socially productive and culturally rich online environment.

 

Admission criteria

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of the Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries.
  • A recognised diploma in related field will be assessed for entry into the second year.
  • A local polytechnic diploma in related field will be assessed for entry into the third year.

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

Other notes

Local polytechnic diploma qualifications are accepted into the course.

View the full list of entry requirements.

Fees

Tuition fee for local students 
Per unit fee (25 credits)S$1,512
Total tuition feeS$24,192
Payable over four trimester instalments
Tuition fee for international students 
Per unit fee (25 credits)S$2,160
Total tuition feeS$34,560
Payable over four trimester instalments

All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.

View our fees and charges page for full details.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Journalist
  • Copywriter
  • Communications Officer
  • Web Communications Consultant
  • Social Media Advisor
  • Web Designer, Developer, Writer or Editor
  • Online Writer
  • Digital Content Creator

Credit for previous study

If you have previously studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Singapore to discuss eligibility for Credit for Recognised Learning (credit for unit exemptions). A local polytechnic diploma in related field will be assessed for entry into the third year.

Course Structure

Credits needed to graduate: 400.
Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.

Trimester 3

Trimester 4

Trimester 5

Trimester 6

Units are not necessarily shown in the order studied. Units are subject to change.