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Sheridan Journalism grads are ready for the newsrooms of today … and tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
CODE TITLE CREDITS COMM17028 Reporting and Writing 1 3 JOUR 15375 Introduction to News Camera 3 JOUR 14085 Introduction to Editing 3 JOUR 10001 Art of Research 3 JOUR 15738 Fundamentals of Journalism 3 Essential Communication Skills 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS JOUR 18802 Reporting and Writing 2 3 JOUR 24235 Advanced News Camera 3 JOUR 22575 Advanced Editing 3 LAWS 29561 Law and Ethics/Advanced Research Skills 3 VDES 11217 Design for Media 3 Mandated GEN ED - Political Science 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS JOUR 27198 Reporting and Writing 3 3 JOUR 15601 Newslab 1 Online Publishing 6 JOUR 14049 Program Production for Broadcast 3 CULT 27636 Social Cultural Awareness/Indigenous Reporting 3 LIFE 13991 Career Management Prep 2 General Education Course (Open) Students select one of the following: PUBR 10199 Strategic Communications/Public Relations 3 JOUR 29599 Advanced Producing 3 Total: 23
CODE TITLE CREDITS JOUR 20172 Newslab 2 (Broadcast and Online Publishing) 8 JOUR 25604 Entrepreneurial Journalism 2 General Education Course (Open) 3 Students select one of the following: JOUR 24717 Radio/Podcasting 5 JOUR 20082 Digital Solutions Journalism 5 Students select one of the following: JOUR 17624 Ezine/Magazine Production 3 JOUR 28823 Sports Broadcasting 3 Total: 21
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG 4C or ENG 4U), minimum 65%
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 ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
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
- 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.
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 2020–2021 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.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$6,188.08
Fees for International students$21,661.08
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.
Ontario College Diploma
Full-time 2 years Program code: PJRNL
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