Conestoga College

Journalism

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Doon Campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Journalism
Description:The Journalism program allows students to develop multimedia skills that are used in digital news reporting and storytelling across all media platforms. The first year of the program emphasizes the fundamentals of news writing, research, interviewing, legal and ethical standards, digital news design and the journalistic use of social media. Students take courses in photojournalism, as well as audio and video technologies that are vital to telling stories in an online news environment. In second year, the program transitions from theory and practice assignments to real-time news coverage and digital storytelling. Students produce multimedia reports for a live news website, smartphone apps and the campus radio station (CJIQ-FM), as well as creating long-form stories using a variety of digital media. In addition to first-hand experience with the challenges and deadlines of real-world production cycles, students receive in-depth training in story development, live reporting, feature reporting, expression of personal opinions, entrepreneurship (including freelancing) and long-form reporting approaches, such as documentary production and magazine writing. A field placement course also provides the opportunity for practical application and practice of learned skills.
URL:Journalism at Conestoga College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,358
International: $14,597

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Enrolment #:35
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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 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status, and Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270).

* 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 December 29, 2018