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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Journalism – New Media

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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.

Break into the media industry with a cutting-edge education.

Program Overview

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

PJRNM

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

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.

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Courses

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

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    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
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    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
    ELECTIVESStudents 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

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree.

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work, and/or educational experience.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the combination of the following:

  • Previous academic achievement

and/or

  • Demonstrated work and life experience

and

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 Proficiency

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

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

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

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Co-op

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Completion

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

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.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Internship

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

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

$9,938.28
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$23,693.28

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.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Earn your Masters degree

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Transfer Opportunities

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Clinical Placements

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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.

Program availability

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PJRNM

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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