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Diplomas

Journalism

This one-year, 33-credit program provides intensive professional journalism training for students who have, at least, an undergraduate degree in another field of study. The program begins in June and finishes the following April.

Students take a combination of digitial production workshops, including broadcast, print and on-line courses. They are expected to produce professional journalism in all digital platforms, and, as much as possible, students experience "live" news situations, covering timely news events on deadline.

Students attend seminars and lecture-based courses that ground them in the theoretical and analytical dimensions of journalism, with a particular focus on its social, economic, political and ideological contexts.

Graduates of the program are well-prepared for careers in news and current affairs.

The program also provides students with internship opportunities that give them invaluable newsroom or other professional experience.


Visual Journalism

This one-year, 33-credit program provides intensive professional training in visual journalism for students who have, at least, an undergraduate degree in journalism or another field of study. The program offers night and weekend classes that begin in June and finish the following April.

Coursework focuses on all aspects of digitial, visual journalism production, and students are expected to work under deadline on timely news events. Topics of study include photojournalism, documentary photography, studio photography and videography. Students also receive training in the effective use of sound and images.  

Students attend seminars and lecture-based courses that ground them in the theoretical and analytical dimensions of journalism, with a particular focus on its social, economic, political and ideological contexts.

Graduates of the program are well-prepared for careers in visual journalism or communication.

 

How to Apply

To be considered for admission, it is essential that your application to the Graduate Diploma in Journalism or to the Visual Journalism is complete and that all documents reach us by the stated deadlines.

Your documents must include
1. a letter of intent (approximately 600 words), outling your background, work experience, and desire to be a journalist;
2. three letters of reference (2 must be from academic sources);
3. official transcripts.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For all applicants, the deadline for all documents is Jan. 15th of the year in which the applicant seeks admission to the program (e.g., January 15, 2016 for entry in June, 2016). Please note that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission (based on Concordia's 4.3 grading system).

TOEFL/IELTS Admission Requirements

Applicants whose prior degrees are not from an English-speaking university are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL iBT score required is 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written test) or 6.5 for IELTS (with no part under 6.5).

TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for up to two years after the test date.

Go to: Language Requirements

Ready to apply? Visit Graduate admissions

Follow all instructions carefully.


Program details

The Diploma in Journalism is a thorough and intensive professional formation for those students who already have at least an undergraduate degree in another field of study.

This program begins in June each year and finishes in April. 

Credits

A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 33 credits.

Courses

All students are required to complete 33 credits in the following sequence:

Summer Term (9 credits)

JOUR 501 Research Methods for Journalism
JOUR 502 Introduction to Reporting 
JOUR 511 Introduction to Multimedia

Fall Term (12 credits)

JOUR 500 Critical Approaches to Journalism
JOUR 504 Intermediate Reporting
JOUR 530 Advanced Radio News
JOUR 536 Advanced Video Journalism

Winter Term (12 credits)

JOUR 510 Web Editing and Page Design
JOUR 513 Journalism Ethics and the Law

And two of the following courses:

JOUR 505 Advanced Reporting
JOUR 508 Research Project
JOUR 528 The Digital Magazine
JOUR 532 Documentary Video and Radio
JOUR 542 International Journalism
JOUR 566 Photojournalism


To be considered for admission, it is essential that your application to the Graduate Diploma in Journalism or to the Visual Journalism is complete and that all documents reach us by the stated deadlines. Your documents must include
1. a letter of intent (approximately 600 words), outling your background, work experience, and desire to be a journalist;
2. three letters of reference (2 must be from academic sources);
3. official transcripts.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For this year the deadline for all documents has been extended from Jan. 15 to March 1st. For all applicants, the deadline for all documents is Jan. 15th of the year in which the applicant seeks admission to the program (e.g., January 15, 2016 for entry in June, 2016). Please note that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission (based on Concordia's 4.3 grading system).

TOEFL/IELTS Admission Requirements

Applicants whose prior degrees are not from an English-speaking university are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL iBT score required is 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written test) or 6.5 for IELTS (with no part under 6.5).

TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for up to two years after the test date.

Go to: Language Requirements

Ready to apply? Visit Graduate admissions

Follow all instructions carefully. If you have any questions, please contact:

Prof. David M. Secko
Diploma Program Director
E-mail: david.secko@concordia.ca

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