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Diploma of Journalism (JRN)
Diploma of Journalism (JRN)

Diploma of Journalism (JRN)

  • ID:SC010084
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

  • Online applicant profile and writing sample

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 60

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20

Course Information

Seneca’s two-year diploma Journalism program will provide you with hands-on training for multiple platforms — broadcast, video, audio, multimedia, online and social media. You will work in integrated newsrooms across all platforms.

Starting on your first day, you will be in the field reporting and giving a voice to issues that matter. As the program develops you can specialize in sports, entertainment, aboriginal/environmental issues, investigative journalism, hosting/anchoring or documentary/multimedia presentations.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Multiplatform reporting

  • Content producing

  • Documenting

  • Multimedia presentation

  • Specialized writing

  • Pitching

  • Audio and visual gathering

  • Editing

  • Investigating

  • On-air performance

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Semester 1

  • COM101 or COM111, Communicating Across Contexts or Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

  • JRN100, Multi-Platform Visuals

  • JRN110, Reporting - Journalism Principles

  • JRN114, Storytelling for Audio Platforms

  • JRN141, The Writing Workshop - Mechanics

  • JRN170, Research Methods

Semester 2

  • JRN200, Editing and Online Visual Skills

  • JRN201, Journalism in Public Life

  • JRN210, Reporting Ethics and Legal

  • JRN214, Advanced Storytelling for Audio Platforms

  • JRN241, The Writing Workshop - Specialized Formats

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 3

  • JRN300, Introduction to Integrated Newsroom

  • JRN310, Cross Platform Reporting

  • JRN311, Live Remote Reporting

  • JRN314, Longform and Feature Content

  • JRN370, Advanced Research

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 4

  • JRN400, Advanced Integrated Newsroom

  • JRN420, New Technologies and Techniques

  • JRN430, Career Management and Portfolio

  • JRN440, Field Placement

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: General Education Course

  • Professional Options

  • JRN410, Specialization - Investigative Journalism

  • JRN411, Specialization - Advanced Performance / Interview

  • JRN412, Specialization - Sports and Entertainment Journalism

  • Note: The following course will not fulfil a General Education requirement: EAC955.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Multiplatform content producer

  • Investigative reporter

  • Videographer

  • Sportscaster

  • Entertainment host

  • Digital journalist

  • Documentary maker

  • Video and audio recorder

  • Editor in various sectors of television, radio, digital journalism and social media

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $808CAD

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