The Journalism Degree, Diploma and Single Major
The Arts Degree Major in Journalism, Diploma in Pacific Journalism and Single Major in Pacific Journalism are designed to prepare professional communicators for careers in the news media industry and for information roles in the regional and global media.
The USPís award-winning programme is intensely practical but differs greatly from short-term training courses in the region in that it is sustained over one (single major) two (diploma) or three years (degree), and it involves a broad spectrum of both professional and background studies.
The programme covers professional news writing, interviewing techniques, research methods, Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR), writing and production for radio, television, print, internet and other modern journalism techniques.
The programme consists of eight journalism courses (six for the diploma) plus one elective to be combined with courses from another major subject, such as Economics, Education, Psychology, Geography, History and Politics, Literature and Language, Pacific Language Studies, Tourism, Management or Sociology.
This structure is intended to produce journalists who are not only skilled in their profession, but have a broad-based knowledge about the world.
To date, USP Journalism has produced around 100 graduates working in 30 media organisations in 10 different Pacific countries. Many graduates have become established and influential journalists in Fiji and the South Pacific.