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Diploma of Journalism

Diploma of Journalism

  • ID:LC010076
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$155.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$42,480.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$694.00
  • Application Fee:$155.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$42,480.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$694.00

* Student Fees, Medical, Book and Supplies .

Estimated Total/program:
$106,658.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age.

Must meet Langara College general admission requirements:

  • Domestic Applicants
  • International Applicants

A minimum 500-word essay on the applicant's goals and objectives, indicating why they want to study journalism and what their career goals are.

An interview with journalism faculty may be required.

English Requirement

  • Langara English Test (LET) with a minimum level 3;
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in the English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension;
  • English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum 70% (see note 2);
  • Literary Studies 12 with a minimum 70% (see note 2);
  • English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 70% (see note 2);
  • A university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C-" grade; or a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; or an "S" grade in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.
  • TOEFL (Internet-based) with a total score of 95 or higher, and a minimum 22 in Reading, 22 in Listening, 21 in Speaking, and 25 in Writing; or
  • IELTS with a minimum level 7.0, with no band below 6.5.

Note 1: Program courses may have specific prerequisites beyond program admission requirements. This program includes two required English courses that have prerequisite requirements that are higher than the program's minimum admission requirements. Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.

Note 2: Applicants who completed BC English 12, BC English Literature 12, or BC English First Peoples 12 prior to September 2019 may use these courses to satisfy this requirement.

Other Requirement

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applicants will not be considered until all documents have been received).

  • Completed application for admission form.
  • Official transcript(s).
  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable).
  • The 500-word essay on goals and objectives.

Course Information

The diploma program aims to provide high school graduates with a combination of journalism courses and an introduction to liberal arts courses relevant to the journalist’s work. The first year provides introductory and basic skills courses; the second year focuses on advanced journalism practices. Between years, students are encouraged to seek summer employment with community media outlets to gain experience. A Diploma in Journalism is awarded for successful completion of the four-term diploma stream.

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The Journalism program offers professional training to students planning to become practising journalists and introduces them to important aspects of the communications industry. Its goal is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level jobs in journalism, whether in print, broadcasting or online. The program emphasizes strong writing skills, the necessary groundwork for careers in all journalism sectors.

Diploma Program

The diploma program aims to provide high school graduates with a combination of journalism courses and an introduction to liberal arts courses relevant to the journalist’s work. The first year provides introductory and basic skills courses; the second year focuses on advanced journalism practices. Between years, students are encouraged to seek summer employment with community media outlets to gain experience. A Diploma in Journalism is awarded for successful completion of the four-term diploma stream.

Certificate Program

 
The certificate program is designed to give students with an appropriate university degree the opportunity to take specialized journalism training at high speed. This intensive, skills-oriented experience is designed to build on the student’s academic background, providing the student with the tools to work as a well-informed professional journalist. The first semester focuses on introductory and basic skills courses; the second semester on advanced journalism practices. A Certificate in Journalism is awarded for successful completion of the two-term certificate stream.

Curriculum

In both streams, students are introduced to basic journalism skills and the importance of journalism to the community. Focus is on news writing, journalism history, page design and layout, reporting for radio, and photojournalism. Students will also experience the life of a reporter by researching, conducting interviews, and writing stories for the program’s weekly newspaper, The Voice, which is circulated on campus and in the surrounding community.  Students also write stories, produce podcasts, edit video and post blogs to the Voice Online.

The second part of the program provides students with courses in advanced reporting techniques, specialty reporting, and television reporting. Students spend considerable time on off-campus assignments focusing on civic issues and the courts.

Senior students gain experience as editors of The Voice. This is an intensive, hands-on experience in producing a newspaper, including story planning, editing, page design, photo editing, pagination, as well as assigning, producing and editing multimedia stories for the web.  At this point, advanced students may have the opportunity to pursue special projects involving broadcasting, digital journalism, corporate communications, or magazine production.

Internships

As part of their curriculum, diploma students complete five-week internships at the media outlets of their choice:  community papers, dailies, radio, television, newspapers, websites, magazines, or corporate communications. Certificate stream students have no fieldwork requirements though the department frequently assists students to arrange internships to be completed after graduation.

Professional contacts

Throughout the program, students are connected to working reporters and editors who participate as guest lecturers, lead seminars or act as mentors.  An advisory committee representing a variety of media outlets provides advice on current trends and issues to ensure the department's curriculum is up-to-date and relevant.  As well, Langara grads constitute an effective network in the industry across Canada and around the world, tipping off recent grads to job opportunities and providing support and advice to those who follow in their footsteps.  See what can happen on Langara Journalism's Facebook page.

 

Diploma students must obtain credit in all of the Journalism and academic courses below. It is permissible to take the academic courses before enrolling in the Journalism program.

CURRICULUM

TERM ONE

Courses

Credits

All of

ECON 1119

Canadian Domestic and International Issues

3

JOUR 1100

Introduction to the News Media

3

JOUR 1122

Journalism Research Techniques

1.5

JOUR 1128

Fundamentals of Reporting

3

JOUR 1244

Introduction to Online Journalism

1.5

POLI 1119

Canadian Politics and Government

3
One of

ENGL 1123

Introduction to Academic Writing

3

ENGL 1127

Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections

3

ENGL 1128

Short Prose Selections and Composition

3

18 Credits

TERM TWO

Courses

Credits

All of

JOUR 1142

Basics of Copy Editing

1.5

JOUR 1168

Photo Journalism

3

JOUR 1178

Multi-Media Production I

6

JOUR 1224

Investigative Journalism

1.5

JOUR 1298

Radio and Audio Journalism

2

JOUR 2228

Journalism Law

1.5

JOUR 2328

Journalism Ethics

1.5

JOUR 2398

Video and TV Journalism

3
One of

ENGL 1129

Modern Novel, Poetry, and Drama

3

ENGL 1130

Modern Novel, Poetry, and Film

3

23 Credits

TERM THREE

Courses

Credits

All of

JOUR 1177

Design for Print and Online Journalism

1.5

JOUR 1240

Advanced Copy Editing

1.5

JOUR 2278

Multi-Media Production II

6

JOUR 2330

Magazine Journalism I

1.5

JOUR 2380

Civic Reporting

3

JOUR 2458

Feature Writing

3
One
three-credit university-transfer elective of the student's choice.
3

19.5 Credits

TERM FOUR

Courses

Credits

All of

JOUR 2410

Mobile Journalism

1.5

JOUR 2420

Data Journalism

1.5

JOUR 2430

Magazine Journalism II

3

JOUR 2456

Deadline Journalism

1.5

JOUR 2490

Freelancing for Journalists

1.5

JOUR 2470

Work Experience

5.5
One
three-credit university-transfer elective of the student's choice.
3

17.5 Credits

Program Option Notes:

 

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