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Diploma of Communication Studies
Diploma of Communication Studies

Diploma of Communication Studies

  • ID:CU010021
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$135.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,912.25
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$75.00
  • Application Fee:$135.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,912.25
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$75.00
Estimated Total/program:
$62,445.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • High school graduation

  • English Studies 12 (C+) or English 12 (C+) or English First Peoples 12 (C+)

  • For students with previous post-secondary experience, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a scale of 4.33) or equivalent

English requirements:

  • If English is not your first language or you’ve received your education in a language other than English you must take one of the following English language assessment tests:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    • Required minimum marks:

      • online test (TOEFL iBT®): 83

      • paper-delivered test: 560

    • Capilano University TOEFL code: 0505

  • ELA (English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 145

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    • Required minimum mark: 6.5 overall, with no single score below 6

  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 70

  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English – Academic)

    • Required minimum mark: 56

  • DET (Duolingo English Test) – Being accepted on a temporary basis until January 2021

    • Required minimum mark: 110

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Course Information

Program Highlights

Gain the skills and abilities you’ll need start a career in communication, or to move on to upper level university courses in communication studies.

The Communication Studies Diploma is a two-year, 60-credit program that provides a foundation for students who are aiming at careers in:

  • journalism

  • public, community and government affairs

  • media relations

  • radio or television

  • audio visual programming

  • media administration and research

  • publishing

  • policy analysis

  • communications project development

  • writing and editing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, evaluate and apply major theoretical traditions in communication studies.

  • Assess and explain the development of communication media, practices and industries.

  • Demonstrate critical media literacy as both producers and consumers of communication.

  • Employ basic research methods for projects in communication and media studies.

  • Analyse the perspectives from which diverse stakeholders engage in communication.

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Core CMNS Courses

Total credits: 15.00

  • CMNS 112, Introduction to Communication Studies, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 132, Explorations in Mass Media, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 261, Interpreting Communication Documents, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 262, Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

  • CMNS 231, Cultural Industries in Canada, 3.00 credits

  • SOC 223, Media and Society, 3.00 credits

Choice

Total credits: 3.00

  • Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

  • CMNS 209, History of Media, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 253, Society and Digital Media, 3.00 credits

Choice

Total credits: 6.00

  • Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:

  • CMNS 222, Communication and Ideology, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 235, Understanding News, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 236, Understanding Television, 3.00 credits

Choice

Total credits: 6.00

  • Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:

  • CMNS 190, Writing for Popular Media, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 209, History of Media, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 222, Communication and Ideology, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 235, Understanding News, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 236, Understanding Television, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 253, Society and Digital Media, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 255, Interpersonal Communication, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 270, Visual Communication, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 295, The Culture of Advertising, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 353, Technology and Everyday Life, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 360, Strategic Communication, 3.00 credits

  • CMNS 370, Photography as Communication: Fact and Fiction, 3.00 credits

Electives

Total credits: 30.00

  • ENGL 100, University Writing Strategies, 3.00 credits

  • Choose 27.00 credits from the following list:

  • Note: At least 3 credits must be designated as Quantitative/Analytical.

  • Humanities (Art History, History, English, Foreign languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, Studio or Performing Arts) credits, 9.00 credits

  • Science/Applied Science (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Math, Physics or Kinetics) credits, 6.00 credits

  • Social Science (Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology {except SOC 223} and Women's Studies) or Business credits, 12.00 credits

 
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