|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$15,632 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$13,350), 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$10,000 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.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
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 Conestoga’s English for Academic Studies – EAS program.
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 the 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 the 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 also provides the opportunity for practical application of learned skills.
Graduates possess the multimedia reporting and editing skills needed for work at digital news portals, magazines, specialized websites, nonprofit organizations, online journals, newspapers, radio and TV newsrooms, publishing houses, and the many exciting careers being created by emerging digital storytelling technologies.
Graduates have advanced standing opportunity towards degree completion in Conestoga’s Honours Bachelor of Public Relations.
An articulation agreement with Wilfrid Laurier University’s Honours Bachelor of Arts, Digital Media & Journalism provides advanced standing into year three of their four year degree program, offering Conestoga’s Journalism graduates the opportunity to complete a diploma and a degree in four years.