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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
21,808.45 CAD
English
Start dates
Langley
21,808.45 CAD
January 2021

Langley
21,808.45 CAD
May 2021

Richmond
21,808.45 CAD
January 2021

Surrey (British Columbia)
21,808.45 CAD
January 2021

Program description

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

The Bachelor of Journalism program is unique in B.C., featuring multimedia storytelling experience utilizing the most current technologies. Students use industry-standard software to produce journalism that draws on the full range of multimedia storytelling possibilities, including animation, interactivity, audio, and video. Students participate in academic studies and practical training through seminars, labs, and off-campus work experiences. The Journalism program prepares graduates for such positions as multi-media journalists, editors, researchers, and freelance writers. Our grads also work as communications professionals in such fields as media relations, corporate communications, and public relations. The Bachelor of Journalism gives students valuable transferable skills that can be put to use in many fields of endeavor, including working in a multimedia environment, using social media and journalistic research skills in professional settings, and understanding the many facets of the collection and dissemination of information via the media.

Communication Studies courses are also an important part of the program, including exploration of such issues as media law and ethics, media and diversity, and media and social change.

Admission requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

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Program content

1000 and 2000 Level

  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Storytelling: Writing for Journalism
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • Beyond News: Feature Writing
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Audio Storytelling

3000 and 4000 Level

  • Data Visualization
  • Advanced Storytelling

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...


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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey
Canada

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www.kpu.ca


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