Centennial’s unique Journalism (Fast-Track) program is an accelerated offering designed for university and college graduates seeking practical, multiplatform training for careers in media and communications.
With your previous education, you will enter directly into the third year of the six semester journalism program and begin learning first-hand how to report, research and examine issues of our times using a wide range of contemporary media.
You will hone your writing skills while exploring a variety of storytelling methods and tools to prepare you to cover everything from breaking news to in-depth features in digital, print and broadcast formats.
In this program at Centennial’s School of Communications, Media and Design you will:
Learn to write, produce and share stories in an energetic, dynamic and hands-on environment, led by a faculty of seasoned professionals and educators;
College diploma or university degree in any discipline.
We will consider applicants with partial post-secondary education (minimum two full successful years) and relevant work experience.
Complete either of the following options:
Applicants with a record of published journalism-related work must provide:
An up-to-date resume
A selection of six-to-ten published pieces - you may include clippings, printouts or airchecks of published or broadcast work from an established newspaper, news website (including university or college news media), journalism blog site or radio or television news outlet
Applicants without a record of published journalism must attend a Program Admission Session where they will:
complete a two-part writing test
submit an up-to-date resume
submit writing samples of six-to-eight pieces that may include academic essay extracts, creative (fiction) writing
Journalism Law & Ethics
Advanced Interviewing Techniques
News Laboratory 1
News Laboratory 2
Journalism Career Management
Areas of Employment
large and small newspapers and their digital platforms
radio and television newsrooms
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