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.
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.
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.
“My year-long experience in the Communication Studies graduate diploma program set me on the path to an exciting 20 year career (so far!) in media relations, advocacy and institutional communications. Many of the students in my year became both my close friends and a great network of other communications professionals who are working in television, marketing, public relations and journalism. The graduate diploma was definitely a game-changer for me!”
- Elana Wright, Graduate Diploma 1995
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