Bachelor of Communication (BCommun) in Journalism

UAE, Dubai - Dubai International Academic City
Dates flexible (2 years)
Course Type
Professional Training Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Special prices available

Course Overview


  • 2 years (6 trimesters)


  • Bachelor of Communication

This course could make you eligible for a professional placement at a commercial TV newsroom or in an online newsroom. You’ll learn the skills you need in today’s evolving media landscape, from practical reporting and writing, through to using social media and video journalism, and learning how to build and manage your own website.

You will learn how to use Photoshop, Premiere and Audition, as well as drones to capture stories from a completely different angle. You will investigate the ethical, legal and cultural contexts of the media, analyse the influence journalism has on society as well as the rapidly changing world of news delivery.

With the help of our industry experienced lecturers, you’ll conduct interviews, take photos and videos, and create multimedia content. In your final unit, your stories will be written and uploaded to our news website, as you work in an online newsroom and find out how the industry really works.

Recommended double major:

  • Strategic Communication
  • Professional recognition
  • Journalism graduates working in industry will be eligible for membership of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).

Career opportunities:

  • Journalist or Freelance Writer
  • TV News Reporter / Producer
  • Radio Journalist / Presenter
  • Media Liaison Officer
  • Documentary Producer

3 intakes a year:

  • January
  • May
  • September

35% Scholarship on the first 24 credit points for Year 2019 intake

Who should take this course

12th and 13th Year school graduates.


All our Programs are accredited by TEQSA Australia and KHDA

Course content

Students have to finish 72 credit points.

About Course Provider

Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai was established in 2008 as a core branch of Murdoch University which is based in Perth, Western Australia. The Murdoch Dubai campus is situated at Dubai International Academic City and the university is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Providing state-of-the-art facilities, excellent student-staff ratios, outstanding student support services and world class technology, students are equipped with real-life skills and have access to the highest education standards globally.

All courses at Murdoch Dubai follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia. Murdoch Dubai awards an internationally recognized Australian degree, exactly the same as the one conferred on campus in Australia. This ensures a 100% transfer of credits if a student wishes to, at any point of time, study at Murdoch in Australia and pursue the same degree course, guaranteeing seamless education. Our mission is to extend knowledge, stimulate learning, and promote understanding, for the benefit of the wider community. Murdoch University Dubai is committed to promoting intellectual independence within a supportive and sustainable environment for students and staff and to support the UAE's ambitions in providing an ongoing pool of regional graduates equipped with skills connected to the demands of expanding industry sectors.