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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Journalism

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Journalism

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $22,650 CAD

  • Application fee

    $120 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    2 out of 4

Options
Work Experience

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-July-2022 2022-07-01
Spring-January 01-November-2022 2022-11-01
Summer-May 01-March-2022 2022-03-01

Overview

Bachelor of Journalism

The Bachelor of Journalism program is unique in B.C., featuring multimedia storytelling experience utilizing the most current technologies. 

Students use industry-standard software to produce journalism that draws on the full range of multimedia storytelling possibilities, including animation, interactivity, audio, and video. 

Students participate in academic studies and practical training through seminars, labs, and off-campus work experiences. 

The Journalism program prepares graduates for such positions as multi-media journalists, editors, researchers, and freelance writers. 

KPU's grads also work as communications professionals in such fields as media relations, corporate communications, and public relations. 

The Bachelor of Journalism gives students valuable transferable skills that can be put to use in many fields of endeavour, including working in a multimedia environment, using social media and journalistic research skills in professional settings, and understanding the many facets of the collection and dissemination of information via the media.

Communication Studies courses are also an important part of the program, including exploration of such issues as media law and ethics, media and diversity, and media and social change.

Faculty members in KPU's Journalism department include award-winning journalists with career experience and academic credentials. 

Many faculty members continue to work as journalists.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,650

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,272
Accommodation 1 bed room 0
Tuition 1 person $22,650

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Academic background and requirement

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Career opportunities

  • Editor
  • Cartoonist
  • Photojournalist
  • Proofreader
  • Feature Writer
  • Correspondent/Special Reporter
  • Critic
  • Presenters
  • Researchers
  • Reporter
  • Broadcast Reporters
  • Columnist

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