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bachelor

Degree

College Diploma in Journalism

Course code: #1171

bachelor

Degree

College Diploma in Journalism

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $13,750 CAD

  • Application fee

    $100 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2-3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-February-2022 2022-02-01
Fall-September 01-February-2023 2023-02-01

Overview

College Diploma in Journalism

Factual reporting plays a critical role in society today. 

In this two-year Journalism Program at Conestoga College, you will learn the fundamentals of research, interviewing and writing with the legal and ethical standards required to reveal the truth within a story. 

This program also allows you to develop the technical skills needed for digital news reporting and storytelling across traditional, online and mobile platforms. 

As a student in this program, you will work within the college’s digital news environment, Spokeonline.com, reporting stories from the community. 

In addition to first-hand experience with the challenges and deadlines of real-world production cycles, you will receive in-depth training in story development, live reporting, feature reporting, opinion writing, photojournalism and long-form reporting approaches, such as documentary production and magazine writing. 

You will be exposed to multiple traditional and emerging career avenues that rely on strong journalism skills.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$20,950

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,224
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,200
Tuition 1 person $13,750

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 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
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listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • CAEL: 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60
  • Conestoga English Language Test (CELT): Band 6

Conestoga offers a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission, but all other admission criteria have been met.

An applicant will be eligible for admission to the program after completing level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%

Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

For more details, visit this page.

Conestoga English LevelIELTS Academic
Overall Band
TOEFL iBTPearson Test of English
(PTE) Academic
Level 10-2.50-29 
Level 2

3.0-4.0

No band less than 2

30-45 
Level 3

4.5-5.0

No band less than 4.5

46-6036-45
Level 4

5.0-6.0

No band less than 5

61-7946-52
 
Direct entry to most diploma & certificate programs*

6.0

No band less than 5.5

8053-57
Direct entry to graduate certificate and degree programs**

6.5

No band less than 6

8858-60

Academic background and requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status
  • Grade 12 compulsory English, C (70%) or U (60%), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications, or equivalent

Career opportunities

  • Editor
  • Cartoonist
  • Photo Journalist
  • Proof Reader
  • Feature Writer
  • Leader Writer
  • Correspondent/Special Reporter
  • Critic
  • Presenter
  • Researcher
  • Reporter
  • Broadcast Reporters
  • Columnist

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