Durham College

Journalism and Creative Writing

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:Faculty of Media, Art & Design (MAD)
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:English Creative Writing
Description:Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham GTA (Trent) have teamed up to create an exciting new integrated diploma and degree program — blending practical media production experience with crucial critical thinking and writing skills. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, gain new confidence while building a strong portfolio of work that will help launch your career in journalism, broadcasting and media. Achieve an Ontario College Diploma in Journalism – Mass Media and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies upon graduation in just four years.

In this program, enjoy courses at both DC and Trent’s Durham GTA campus each year (locations are only 15 minutes apart by car, 25 minutes by transit). Throughout your studies, you will refine your skills in writing, social media and content creation, putting your abilities into practice through a variety of hands-on learning and work placements. You will also develop the practical skills and experience necessary to launch an exciting career in broadcasting and journalism.

URL:Journalism and Creative Writing at Durham College
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Managers in PublishingAuthors and WritersEditorsSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Admission requirements are as follows: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or mature student status, a minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program-specific prerequisites, a minimum overall final average of 70 per cent (unless otherwise specified), and ENG 4U with a minimum of 60 per cent.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 16, 2023