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Studies (GrDip)

Develop new skills, launch a career

Our Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies attracts engaged and motivated individuals from Canada and other countries. The program is ideal for those who are looking to switch careers or enhance their expertise in media production and theory. Applicants do not need prior academic or production experience in Communication Studies.


Hands-on experience

The program offers specialized production courses in sound, video, and intermedia using state of the art facilities. Students can take elective courses in feminist media studies, popular culture and other subjects taught by our experienced and dedicated faculty and can opt for a credited internship. Our full-time program can be completed in three terms (fall, winter, summer), making it ideal for individuals looking to return to full-time work within a year.  

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Bridge Classroom Learning to Career Success

Our program has an outstanding alumni network who have gone on to successful media-related careers in marketing, public relations, teaching, film, freelance media, journalism and more. Concordia offers excellent career planning to help our students thrive. The degree serves as an ideal foundation for further studies and our Diploma graduates apply to MA programs at Concordia and beyond. 

Meet our alumniCareer pathway

Explore your future:
internship opportunities

Work in the communications media field of your choice under the supervision of the BA & Diploma Internships Director and a media professional while you're completing your diploma!

Find an internship

  1. Fill out the application forms 
  2. Identify an internship and an on-site supervisor
  3. Fill out the one-page write up about your motivation for doing this internship
  4. Get the signatures from your on-site internship supervisor
  5. Submit to the department in a timely manner, before your internship begins

  • CBC Montreal
  • CKUT Campus/Community Radio
  • Art souterrain
  • Rock Camp for Girls Montreal
  • Just for Laughs
  • Picture This
  • Pop Montreal
  • Studio de musique ancienne de MTL
  • Fantasia Film Festival
  • Radio-Canada
  • Essentrics
  • Musée McCord Museum

Are you ready to submit your application?

  • Application form and Fee
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three Letters of Reference and assessment forms
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship (if applicable)
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, are required to submit official language test scores, unless exempted.

Your application also contains a statement of purpose (600 words maximum), with the following:

  • a description of your academic and professional background and how this has led to your decision to apply
  • how this program might advance academic and professional goals
  • courses in our program which are of particular interest to you
  • why you are an ideal candidate for this program
  • why you are choosing this particular program

Learn more on the letters of reference, assesment form, transcripts and proof of Canadian citizenship required for submitting your application.

Support our students

Support our Diploma program that offers both hands-on training and theory. Our goal is to help students develop skills to identify meaningful jobs and to take on complex issues such as AI ethics, environmental challenges and structural oppressions.

Your donation will help ensure our students are working with state of the art facilities, get hands-on experience, have a chance to meet with professionals and establish the networks they need to succeed.


Contact us

Vanessa Pizzichemi, Graduate Program Assistant
Alessandra Renzi, GrDip Director

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