Now more than ever, the world needs good journalists. Today’s journalists must combine strong writing with technical savvy and production expertise.
Through this program, you’ll be guided by industry professionals to understand and explore the rapidly-changing world of journalism and story-telling. Hone your writing, interviewing, performance, and production skills to start on the path to a rewarding career in journalism.
By choosing the pace of your own study through part-time studies, you can select the courses and timing that are right for you, with our mix of required and elective courses.
Who should complete the Journalism Associate Certificate?
This program could be right for you if:
By earning your Associate Certificate, you’ll be honing your writing, story-telling and production skills to prepare for a variety of entry-level positions in journalism. You’ll be able to apply your writing skills and understanding of compelling story structure to a wide variety of opportunities in the world of media and communication. You may also wish to work as a freelance journalist, writer, or blogger to have your stories heard, or to enhance your own small business, personal project, or current job.
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats such as evenings and weekends, and some of our offerings are available by distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
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