Media is a constantly evolving and competitive industry that demands professionals who have both practical experience in media production as well as highly developed critical thinking and writing skills. Experience the best of both worlds as a student in the Journalism and Creative Writing program. Achieve an Ontario College Diploma in Journalism – Mass Media and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies upon graduation in just four years.
Due to the constant evolution of technology and the increasing development of new platforms of communication, traditional media professions such as journalism are facing new opportunities, as well as new challenges. Changes in the delivery methods of traditional news have forced journalists and others within the journalism industry to change how they do their jobs. For instance, journalists can now collect information with their phones and deliver stories directly to multiple platforms.
Graduates possess skills in: broadcasting, reporting, interviewing, editing, writing, content creation and media production, teamwork and critical thinking. They also have knowledge of applicable legislation, standards and professional ethics and recognize the importance of continuous learning. More specifically, they have a clear understanding of the impact of digital technology on journalism and are able to respond and adapt effectively and efficiently to technological changes.
This program embraces the broad changes occurring in the media landscape and offers a progressive curriculum that allows you to focus on development of skills in journalism, social media and content creation on all platforms – online, print and broadcast.
Develop the essential skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work in this progressive, critical profession.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.