Program Description:

Langara Journalism is a significant program through profile and reputation in the journalism world. Our graduates consistently work in dozens of newsrooms around B.C. as reporters, editors, news producers, and photographers, and are routinely winners of journalism awards.

The 53-year-old program is distinctive for three things:

  • the high proportion of its graduates who go on to work in journalism and communications
  • its very hands-on approach to every aspect of journalism, from photography to writing to social media to video and radio
  • its shorter programs that allow students without the current finances or incentive towards bachelor’s degrees or master’s programs to learn a host of critical skills and be hired quickly.

In order to stay current in a rapidly changing industry, Langara Journalism is committed to hiring instructors who continue to work in journalism, giving our students access to mentors in a number of print, online, radio, and television newsrooms.

Our program is intensive but can also be taken part time, and the curriculum covers all the skills today’s journalist needs to be relevant and versatile. Students will be encouraged to engage with their community, complete at least one internship, and apply for the program’s numerous high-level scholarships and fellowships.

Admissions Criteria:

Programs: Diploma (two years) and Certificate (eight months).

1) One of the following:

  • LET with a minimum level 3;
  • LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in the English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension;
  • BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 70%;
  • BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 70%;
  • University-level English or Communications course with Langara transfer credit;
  • TOEFL, minimum 95;
  • IELTS with a minimum level 7.0, with no band below 6.5.

2) A 500-word essay on the applicant’s objectives.

3) For Certificate program, official post-secondary transcripts.

Effie Klein
Department Chair
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