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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Journalism – New Media


For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

This program is not currently accepting applications.

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


Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

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

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

    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 credits: 24

    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

    Plus three of the following 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 credits: 21

Courses subject to change.

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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree.


  • 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


  • Demonstrated work and life experience


A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.

Postsecondary transcripts indicating courses completed to date must be submitted to 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 may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

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

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

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.

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 2022–2023 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 Canadian Students
Fees for International Students

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:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

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 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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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