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Campus:
MediaPlex - Downtown Windsor (B894)

Program Length:
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma

Starts:
September

Contact:


Veronique Mandal
(519) 972-2727, ext. 4292
vmandal@stclaircollege.ca

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
To ensure success in the Journalism program, students will be asked to submit a writing sample expressing their interest in journalism and their goals in the industry. A review of the writing sample will allow the College to make recommendations to each student to ensure achievement in their studies.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Students looking for a career as a journalist will have the distinction of learning at our new MediaPlex located in downtown Windsor. Just steps from the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, it is the only one of its kind in Canada and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to support “convergence” news reporting which means you will learn to write and file stories for all media platforms - television, radio, print, and on-line.

The curriculum will provide students with cutting edge knowledge and skills making them highly marketable across all media platforms.

Students will experience actual “on-deadline” news filing, be expected to adapt their story for multiple media deliveries and to back up their stories with photography, audio or video. Much of the course work is “in field,” and as such, students must be strong self-starters and motivated to seek out, interview and write stories on a frequent basis. Successful applicants will have a very strong interest in news and current affairs. They must have above average writing skills and the ability to meet deadlines while working under pressure. They should also have an innate sense of curiosity.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2 media field placements
  • “Convergence” journalism is taught exclusively at this new campus, providing students with employable skills for the newsrooms of the 21st century.
  • Students will learn how to work across all media platforms including on-line, print, television and radio.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The opportunities for budding journalists are expanding significantly in traditional news reporting and photojournalism for print, radio and television. The web has opened new avenues for internet news provider/ researcher, web site designer and convergence media professionals (providing stories to all media).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B894
  • The MediaPlex Website - Journalism students bring you breaking news and current affairs from Windsor, across Canada and around the world, as it affects people in our communities.
  • Alumni Testimonial


YOUR INVESTMENT
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The standard tuition and compulsory fees for 2013 are as follows:

Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees
$3,470.75

In addition, students will require a digital camera (SLR) with video capability. Additional information is available from the department. Students will also require a microphone, headphones and digital tape recorder with a USB connector. This will allow assignment delivery and feedback, discussion and research. In Semester 2 or 3, students will require a camera cell phone.

For textbook prices see the Bookstore website .

For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
JRN155
4
News Writing
JRN135
3
Intro. Desktop Publications
JRN152
3
Digital Photojournalism I
JRN138
3
Editing CP Style
SSC180G
3

Canada and Politics of the 21st Century
JRN129
3
Media Ethics & The Law

Semester 2
JRN151
2
Portfolio & Placement
JRN214
3
Digital Photojournalism 2
JRN222
3
Radio Reporting
JRN226
2
Convergence Technology
JRN218
2

TV Radio & Digital Writing & Presentation
JRN223
1

Convergence Technology Practicum
JRN203
3
Broadcast Writing & Research
JRN255
3
News Writing II
Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
JRN331
3
Internship 1
JRN309
3
Digital Design for Journalists
JRN319
3

Digital Videojournalism -Writing/Presentation
JRN202
3
Feature Writing
JRN207
3
Math for the Media
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
JRN326
2
Beat Reporting

Semester 4
JRN 417
3
Public Relations Basics
JRN 441
3
Internship II
JRN 419
2

Digital Production-Video & Radio Journalism
JRN 425
3
Rhetoric & Persuasion
JRN 405
1
Convergence Reporting Lab
JRN 403
3
Digital Convergent Design
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
JRN 423
1

Convergence Reporting Lab - Radio
JRN 321
2
Podcast Journalism


Last updated 3/17/2014