|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Oakville|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters, includes 1 field placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$24,270 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$20,596), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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|Dormitory fee||CA$12,000 per year
The above fee is an estimated amount for during the two academic semesters.
There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.
Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
Eligible applicants will be selected on the combination:
A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
Sheridan graduates are pioneers in journalism, media and news departments around the world. Take your place in this exciting, innovative industry.
Prepare for your journalism career with a graduate certificate
This graduate certificate program prepares you for a variety of journalism or media careers. You’ll learn in-demand skills, from researching and interviewing to data mining and content production. At Sheridan, you’ll develop a broad perspective that will prepare you to work in all news and information platforms.
Get work experience through a media internship
Once you’ve completed your in-class studies, you’ll have a 4–6 week internship. You’ll work with your professors to secure a placement in a media or news organization that suits your career goals. This work placement will give you valuable industry experience that puts you a step ahead of the competition.
Work with the latest journalism tools and technology
Sheridan’s newly renovated newsroom is a fully interactive space. It merges all media platforms (radio, television, web) into one centre. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and studio space, and will use a variety of camera formats to produce news stories, documentaries and other digital content.
Benefit from a cutting-edge curriculum
Sheridan’s Journalism – New Media certificate is one of the most forward-thinking graduate programs of its kind. We update our courses constantly to reflect the fast-paced changes in the media industry.
In one year, you’ll become skilled at the following:
- Multimedia storytelling
- Using social media for research and promotion of news
- News and factual writing for print and websites
- Visual and data journalism
- Investigative reporting techniques and the use of WikiLeaks and other transparency and whistleblowing websites
- Video storytelling
- Photo and audio journalism
- Entrepreneurial journalism
- Interviewing and fact-checking
- Finding and nurturing sources
Graduates of this program can expect a variety of employment scenarios, ranging from full-time, traditional employment to contract and freelance work to self-employment startups. Students will work successfully in the field of news and information, television and radio, web and new media, production and communications.
Sample Job Titles
- Digital Journalist
- Data Journalist
- News Broadcaster
- News Reporter
- Radio/TV host
- News and Information Content Producer