Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Contemporary Journalism

Centennial College

12 months
23078 CAD/year
5538 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Contemporary Journalism is a three-semester, Graduate Certificate program at Centennial College that explores new tools, trends and directions in journalism while maintaining an emphasis on sourced, credible and verifiable storytelling.   


You'll learn in an interactive environment with courses covering news reporting, writing, editing and visual storytelling while also exploring social media, mobile and emerging technologies (virtual reality), and delving into multimedia storytelling and data journalism. 

In a digital world, the smartphone is increasingly the newsroom for journalists and the living room for the audience. The Contemporary Journalism program will emphasize the use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, to source, produce and share credible multimedia journalism. 

The Contemporary Journalism program from Centennial College will culminate with entrepreneurial and professional practice elements, including a seven-week field placement, during which you'll demonstrate and refine your skills in today’s rapidly evolving media environment.  

Career Outlook

  • Multimedia journalist
  • Reporter
  • Writer
  • Story Producer
  • Digital Content Specialist
  • Content Marketer
  • Communications professional

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • News Reporting 
  • Visual Storytelling: Photography and Videography 
  • Contemporary Issues in Law and Ethics 
  • Data Management and Presentation  
  • Mobile and Social Journalism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in any discipline 
  • We will consider applicants with partial post-secondary education (minimum two years / 8 credits and in good academic standing) and relevant work experience
  • Attend a mandatory program admission session where applicants will:
    • Submit a minimum of three writing samples, preferably published non-fiction material, but essay extracts will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23078 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23078 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5538 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5538 CAD per year during 12 months.


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