University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing / Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing and Literature (MBJC)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing, Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing and Literature double degree ensures students have the advanced writing and production skills needed for a career in the news industry, as well as the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for a career in creative, professional and technical writing. Students explore historical and contemporary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, autobiographies, essays and plays, as well as news and feature writing, broadcast, print and online journalism. On-campus facilities, including a TV and radio studio, ensure students graduate career-ready and offer the opportunity to practice recording news broadcasts, producing, and filming with state-of-the-art technology.


  • 144 units
  • Core Courses (9 units / 2 courses)
  • Journalism Extended Major (54 units / 12 courses)
  • English and Creative Writing Major (36 units / 7 courses)
  • two minors (36 units / 8 courses)
  • two electives (9 units / 2 courses).


  • Arts- Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Journalism
  • Professional Writing

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Certificate IV level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • And meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) is the only national journalists' professional association in Australia. While journalists are not required to be formally accredited to practise, many Australian journalists are members of the MEAA. UniSA Journalism graduating students are eligible for a year's free membership of the Alliance, and the Alliance promotes links between the industry and Journalism students at a state and national level.

Study pathways

Students who finish their degree with a credit or higher grade point average (GPA) could be eligible for the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Magill International: $112,000 No

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