Centennial College

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Contemporary Journalism

Centennial College

Faculty:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Field of Study:Broadcast Journalism
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Journalism, Other
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,166
International: $25,140

This cost estimate is based on three semesters and includes ancillary fees.



Contemporary Journalism is a three-semester graduate certificate program that will explore new tools, trends and directions in journalism while maintaining an emphasis on sourced, credible and verifiable storytelling. You'll learn in an interactive environment with courses covering news reporting, writing, editing and visual storytelling while also exploring social media, mobile and emerging technologies (virtual reality), and delving into multimedia storytelling and data journalism.

In a digital world, the smartphone is increasingly the newsroom for journalists and the living room for the audience. The Contemporary Journalism program will emphasize the use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, to source, produce and share credible multimedia journalism. The program will culminate with entrepreneurial and professional practice elements, including a seven-week field placement, during which you'll demonstrate and refine your skills in today’s rapidly evolving media environment.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline.
  • We will consider applicants with partial post-secondary education (minimum two years / 8 credits and in good academic standing) and relevant work experience.
  • Application Notes :
  • English language proficiency.
  • Attend a mandatory program admission session where applicants will submit a minimum of three writing samples, preferably published non-fiction material, but essay extracts will be considered.


    After applying, applicants will receive a letter advising how to book the program admission session. Students who are accepted into the program will be required to complete an English language assessment upon registration. Students who test below the required COMM 170/171 English proficiency level will take the ENGL-700 Professional English Communications course or the pre-requisite English COMM course for ENGL-700 in the first semester.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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