Visual Journalism (GrDip)

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Degree
Graduate Diploma (GrDip)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Course-based
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Duration
1 year
Credits
33 credits
Start term
Summer

Program overview

The Graduate Diploma in Visual Journalism, starting in June and ending in April, gives you the skills required to tell impactful stories through still photography and video. The digital media landscape now makes it possible for individuals to shoot, edit, and write their own stories in a visually based multimedia practice. Our program educates students to think critically and aesthetically. Under the guidance of our faculty, many of whom are working photojournalists, you will explore various forms of visual journalism including daily news photography, documentary and studio photography. Our courses provide a foundation in the theoretical and analytical dimensions of journalism. The program offers various internships and opportunities to connect with working journalists, all with an eye to offering real opportunities in the working world of visual journalism.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.30 scale.
  • Some experience in journalism, photojournalism or a media-related field is considered an asset.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process


Application deadlines

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WINTER

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summer

SUMMER

January 15


Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.


Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.


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