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Department of Journalism

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.

 


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 502 – Introduction to the Print Process
JOUR 511 – Introduction to the Broadcast Process
JOUR 519 – Computer-Assisted Reporting

Fall Term (12 credits)

JOUR 500 – Perspectives on Contemporary Media
JOUR 504 – News Reporting and Writing
JOUR 530 – Advanced Radio News
JOUR 536 – Advanced Television Workshop

Winter Term (12 credits)

JOUR 509 – Copy Editing and Layout
JOUR 513 – Journalism Ethics and the Law

And two of the following courses

JOUR 505 – Advanced Print Workshop
JOUR 508 – Research Project
JOUR 528 – On-line Magazine
JOUR 532 – Public Affairs Workshop in Broadcast Journalism 
JOUR 542 – Seminar in International Journalism
JOUR 566 – Photojournalism


To be considered for admission, it is essential that your application to the Diploma in Visual Journalism is complete and that all documents reach us by the stated deadlines. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For Canadian applicants, the deadline for all documents is January 15 of the year in which the applicant seeks admission to the program. For international applicants, the deadline for all documents is the preceding December 15 (e.g., December 15, 2014 for entry in June, 2015).

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