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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Media and Communications
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Journalism
Description:The two-year Journalism Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to report on all news delivery platforms, and helps you develop the online skills that have become vital in the industry.

Gain hands-on experience and expand your portfolio almost immediately upon starting the program, working for the award-winning Algonquin Times - named Canada's top campus newspaper in 2017, 2018 and 2019 - as well as contributing to local music, sports and news titles.
URL:Journalism at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,197
International: $17,499

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.
Scholarships:7
Careers:Managers in PublishingEditorsJournalists and ReportersSee More...

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
Entry to Second Year:

Applicants with a university degree may be admitted directly into second year. For more information go to: https://www.algonquincollege.com/mediaanddesign/program/journalism/direct-entryadvanced-standing/.

* 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.

Modified on July 26, 2021

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