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Journalism

Available: Fall, Winter

Program Description

The Journalism program will provide you with training in television, radio, digital journalism and documentary skills. You’ll gain a higher degree of competency and knowledge and be prepared to obtain entry level positions in television, radio, digital journalism and information programming.

You are best suited for this progam if you have a great desire for storytelling and disseminating information about news, public affairs, entertainment, sports, business, weather and health. Over the course of the program, you'll learn important research, critical thinking, media analysis, writing, and on-camera and on-microphone performance skills.

Field Placement

As a student in Journalism, you’ll benefit from one hundred hours of field placement in a professional broadcast setting. This component is critical to your career success and a requirement for graduation.

Joint Program with York University

Program Code: JRNY

Seneca College and York University offer a joint program which enables students to earn a Seneca diploma in Journalism and a York University Bachelor of Arts degree. This program is for students who have completed two years of a B.A. program or three years of an honours B.A. program at York University. Information on the joint program may be obtained from the Advising Centre, Faculty of Arts, York University or from the Admissions Office, Seneca College.

Campus

Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Your Career

Your career in television, radio and digital journalism starts now. Earn a diploma in Journalism and you’ll find exciting career opportunities in news, sports, public affairs, entertainment and weather as a reporter, videographer, sportscaster, researcher, digital journalist, documentary maker, video/ audio recorder or editor. Our graduates also find employment in corporate and public settings such as media and public relations.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC)
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)
  • Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
  • 105.9 THE REGION

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) or ENG4(C)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with required course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Details of how to complete and submit your applicant profile and your writing sample will be mailed shortly after we receive your application. Although not required for admission, you may prepare and submit two or three portfolio pieces such as photographs, written work, videos, audio or blogs with your profile.

Additional Requirements

  • Online applicant profile and writing sample
  • Optional: 2 – 3 portfolio pieces

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$5,532

Tuition – International

$14,240

Book & Supply Costs

$750


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Angela Li 416.491.5050 ext. 22036 Angela.Li@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Barbara Caines 416.491.5050 ext. 33299 Barbara.Caines@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Beth Agnew 416.491.5050 ext. 33133 Beth.Agnew@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network