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Ontario College Diploma

Journalism

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

Sheridan Journalism grads are ready for the newsrooms of today … and tomorrow.

Program Overview

Prepare for the newsrooms of today ... and tomorrow

21st century journalists work in an ever-changing global media landscape. They're tech-savvy storytellers who find and report the news using sounds, images and words, seamlessly weaving these elements together for a variety of platforms: websites, social media, newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Our program will help prepare you for this new media world.

Tell the story

As a Sheridan Journalism student, you'll learn from the best. Our award-winning and forward-thinking professors are drawn from Canada's busiest and most progressive newsrooms. They'll guide you through a cutting-edge digital curriculum that emphasizes: reporting, writing and editing, social media branding, research techniques, story pitching, web and print design, and data journalism.

On-the-job learning

You'll work in our state-of-the-art Avid, HD-TV news studio, broadcasting live college-wide and streaming online. You'll also write news, shoot photos, and create videos and interactive features for the Sheridan Sun website, tablet app and Sheridan Sun TV. In your final semester, you'll apply what you've learned in a field placement at a Canadian broadcaster, website, newspaper or magazine.

Take advantage of Sheridan’s partnership with Ryerson

Sheridan has a strong relationship with Ryerson University. If you’re interested in continuing your studies after completing Sheridan’s Journalism diploma program, you can apply for advanced entry into Ryerson’s Bachelor of Journalism degree program. Those who are accepted into Ryerson’s Journalism degree program are projected to complete the degree in just five semesters.

PJRNL

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

Courses effective Fall 2019. Students who are currently enrolled can refer to their original program plan. See your Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor for details.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COMM17028Reporting and Writing 13
    JOUR 15375Introduction to News Camera3
    JOUR 14085Introduction to Editing3
    JOUR 10001 Art of Research3
    JOUR 15738Fundamentals of Journalism3
    Essential Communication Skills 3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    JOUR 18802Reporting and Writing 23
    JOUR 24235Advanced News Camera3
    JOUR 22575Advanced Editing3
    LAWS 29561Law and Ethics/Advanced Research Skills3
    VDES 11217Design for Media3
    Mandated GEN ED - Political Science3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    JOUR 27198 Reporting and Writing 33
    JOUR 15601Newslab 1 Online Publishing6
    JOUR 14049Program Production for Broadcast3
    CULT 27636Social Cultural Awareness/Indigenous Reporting3
    LIFE 13991Career Management Prep2
    General Education Course (Open)
    Students select one of the following:  
    PUBR 10199Strategic Communications/Public Relations3
    JOUR 29599Advanced Producing3
    Total:23
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    JOUR 20172Newslab 2 (Broadcast and Online Publishing)8
    JOUR 25604Entrepreneurial Journalism 2
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Students select one of the following: 
    JOUR 24717Radio/Podcasting5
    JOUR 20082Digital Solutions Journalism5
    Students select one of the following:  
    JOUR 17624Ezine/Magazine Production3
    JOUR 28823Sports Broadcasting3
    Total:21

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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG 4C or ENG 4U), minimum 65%

Or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

Career Opportunities

Our award-winning grads are working at CTV, CBC, The Fight Network, Corus Entertainment, the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, and as social media strategists for Fortune 500 companies.

Sample Job Titles

  • Magazine Editor
  • News Anchor
  • News Editor
  • News Producer
  • News Production Assistant
  • News Reporter
  • Web Journalist
  • Web Producer

Learning Outcomes

  • Report on stories in an accurate, detailed, balanced, professional and timely manner.
  • Apply computer and technical skills to designated production and research functions in journalism.
  • Function both independently and as a member of editorial and/or production teams.
  • Analyze knowledge from communities, current events and public affairs, and history to interpret and express the context for designated journalism publications and/or productions.
  • Develop strategies for personal and professional development.
  • Comply with relevant Canadian legislation, standards and the principles and practices of journalism.
  • Write and edit content for the designated media platforms.
  • Publish and/or broadcast content for the designated media platforms.
  • Apply production skills and use production equipment in the preparation and distribution of content for the designated media platforms.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$6,333.91
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$22,942.91

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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