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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.  

Tour our facilitiesSee the internships options

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 alumniPlan your career

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.

Deadline: February 15, 2024

Support our students

Support practice-led research and interdisciplinary training in the Department of Communication Studies. Your support will ensure that our Diploma students have every opportunity to discover and launch a new career.

Contact us

Mircea Mandache, Graduate Program Assistant

Alessandra Renzi, GrDip Director

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