4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

Seneca’s two-year diploma Journalism program will provide you with hands-on training for multiple platforms — broadcast, video, audio, multimedia, online and social media. You will work in integrated newsrooms across all platforms.

Starting on your first day, you will be in the field reporting and giving a voice to issues that matter. As the program develops you can specialize in sports, entertainment, aboriginal/environmental issues, investigative journalism, hosting/anchoring or documentary/multimedia presentations.

You can also pursue the concurrent credential Journalism program offered by Seneca and York University where you can earn a Seneca diploma and a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Multiplatform reporting
  • Content producing
  • Documenting
  • Multimedia presentation
  • Specialized writing
  • Pitching
  • Audio and visual gathering
  • Editing
  • Investigating
  • On-air performance

Work Experience

Field Placement

You will experience journalism in a professional multiplatform setting through six weeks of mandatory field placement.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Multiplatform content producer
  • Investigative reporter
  • Videographer
  • Sportscaster
  • Entertainment host
  • Digital journalist
  • Documentary maker
  • Video and audio recorder
  • Editor in various sectors of television, radio, digital journalism and social media


  • Canadian Media Educators (CME)
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)
  • Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
  • 105.9 THE REGION
J-Schools Canada/ÉcolesJ - Canadian Council for Education in Journalism

We are a founding member of J-Schools Canada/ÉcolesJ, a national organization of journalism programs dedicated to promoting quality journalism education in Canada and abroad.

Seneca is one of the few Avid-certified colleges in Ontario.

Student Works and Experiences

Success Story

Melissa Grelo

A Former elementary school teacher, Melissa has become one of Seneca’s most recognizable graduates. She credits her training from the journalism program for leading her where she is today as co-host and moderator of the popular Canadian daytime talk show The Social.

Melissa Grelo

Read Melissa's success story