Diploma in Communications, Culture, and Journalism StudiesOkanagan College

About this Program

Level: Diploma in Communications, Culture, and Journalism Studies

Discpline: Film and Media Studies

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00
Tuition Fee: $18,214.15

Kelowna Campus Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep., 2021 May 1, 2021 closed
Jan., 2022 Jan. 1, 2022 open

Vernon Campus Campus

Starting Deadline Status

Program Description

The Diploma in Communications, Culture, and Journalism Studies (CCJS) is a two-year interdisciplinary diploma that foregrounds a critical analysis of the mass media as contemporary society's most pervasive agent of political and cultural transformation. Students will explore the social, political, and economic functions of news and communications media, the history of journalism, and cultural policy & theory. Particular attention will be paid to questions of social justice, as well as of identity and constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality. Housed in the Department of Communications, CCJS offers students foundational courses in media theory, writing-intensive courses in Communications and English, and a selection of elective breadth courses from a range of departments --including Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, and Women's Studies. While students may proceed directly to potential entry-level careers in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, research, writing, publishing, consulting or new media, especially in small markets and independent digital environments, completion of this program is intended primarily to provide students with the liberal arts education necessary for further study.

Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.