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Break into the media industry with a cutting-edge education.
Prepare for your journalism career with a graduate certificate
This graduate certificate program prepares you for a variety of journalism or media careers. You’ll learn in-demand skills, from researching and interviewing to data mining and content production. At Sheridan, you’ll develop a broad perspective that will prepare you to work in all news and information platforms.
Get work experience through a media internship
Once you’ve completed your in-class studies, you’ll have a 4–6 week internship. You’ll work with your professors to secure a placement in a media or news organization that suits your career goals. This work placement will give you valuable industry experience that puts you a step ahead of the competition.
Work with the latest journalism tools and technology
Sheridan’s newly renovated newsroom is a fully interactive space. It merges all media platforms (radio, television, web) into one centre. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and studio space, and will use a variety of camera formats to produce news stories, documentaries and other digital content.
Benefit from a cutting-edge curriculum
Sheridan’s Journalism – New Media certificate is one of the most forward-thinking graduate programs of its kind. We update our courses constantly to reflect the fast-paced changes in the media industry.
In one year, you'll become skilled at the following:
- Multimedia storytelling
- Using social media for research and promotion of news
- News and factual writing for print and websites
- Visual and data journalism
- Investigative reporting techniques and the use of WikiLeaks and other transparency and whistleblowing websites
- Video storytelling
- Photo and audio journalism
- Entrepreneurial journalism
- Interviewing and fact-checking
- Finding and nurturing sources
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS JOUR 57545 Journalists & Society 3 JOUR 56367 Writing for Multimedia 3 MEDA 50874 News Content Production 3 MEDA 55142 Interactive Journalism 3 MEDA 56641 Introductory Camera 3 MEDA 51721 Video Editing 3 JOUR 59999 Journalism Research 3 MEDA 57545 Emerging News Technologies 3 Total: 24
CODE TITLE CREDITS CORE JOUR 52500 Data Journalism 3 MEDA 54310 Multimedia News Lab 6 MEDA 56529 Advanced Writing 3 JOUR 52692 Entrepreneurial Journalism 3 JOUR 50261 Beat Reporting 3 ELECTIVES Students select 3 out of 5 electives MEDA 54737 Interactive Documentary Production 2 JOUR 56206 Global Reportage 2 JOUR 53921 Multimedia Hosting 2 MEDA 59014 Advanced Shooting and Editing 2 MEDA 56529 TV News 2 Total: 21
Courses subject to change.
Find course details:
- Postsecondary diploma or degree.
- Demonstrated competence through related work, and/or educational experience.
Eligible applicants will be selected on the combination of the following:
- Previous academic achievement
- Demonstrated work and life experience
- Submission of a portfolio
A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.
Postsecondary transcripts indicating courses completed to date must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.
Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A general (document-by-document) or a comprehensive (course-by-course) assessment is required.
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.
Graduates of the program can expect a variety of employment scenarios, ranging from full-time, traditional employment to contract and freelance work to self-employment start ups. Students will work successfully in the field of news and information, television and radio, web and new media, production and communications.
Sample Job Titles
- Digital Journalist
- Data Journalist
- News Broadcaster
- News Reporter
- Radio/TV host
- News and Information Content Producer
A graduate of the Journalism - New Media program will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Research, develop and write investigative news stories.
- Analyze knowledge from communities, current events, public affairs and history to interpret and express the context for a range of new media outlets.
- Broadcast news stories independently using a variety of new media techniques such as blogging, webcasting, podcasting and tweeting.
- Capture and edit professional quality images that communicate effectively for use in news stories using the appropriate equipment and techniques.
- Create and edit well-designed and technically sound e-news pages using industry standard software.
- Create and maintain all aspects of a daily, Internet-based, multimedia publication.
- Participate as an effective member of a team.
- Manage and lead a team of journalism professionals.
- Develop a portfolio that demonstrates creative and professional skills and abilities in journalism.
- Comply with and promote adherence to relevant Canadian legislation, standards, and the principles and practices of journalism.
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$9,926.88
Fees for International students$23,063.88
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 Graduate Certificate
Full-time 1 year Program code: PJRNM
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