What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Journalism program is unique in B.C., featuring multimedia storytelling experience utilizing the most current technologies. Students use industry-standard software to produce journalism that draws on the full range of multimedia storytelling possibilities, including animation, interactivity, audio, and video. Students participate in academic studies and practical training through seminars, labs, and off-campus work experiences. The Journalism program prepares graduates for such positions as multi-media journalists, editors, researchers, and freelance writers. Our grads also work as communications professionals in such fields as media relations, corporate communications, and public relations. The Bachelor of Journalism gives students valuable transferable skills that can be put to use in many fields of endeavor, including working in a multimedia environment, using social media and journalistic research skills in professional settings, and understanding the many facets of the collection and dissemination of information via the media.

Communication Studies courses are also an important part of the program, including exploration of such issues as media law and ethics, media and diversity, and media and social change.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this Faculty of Arts Bachelor’s degree must declare the credential by the time they complete 60 credits of undergraduate coursework. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

In good academic standing with the University

Completion of a minimum of 18 credits of undergraduate coursework, including the following with a minimum grade of “C”:

  • 3 credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher
  • 6 credits at the 1100 level or higher in the Major area

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,339.34 (US$ 16,869) per year
CAN $85,357.35 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February, October 2022

Start date

5 January 2022, 9 May 2022

Venue

KPU Langley Campus

20901 Langley Bypass,

LANGLEY,

British Columbia (BC),

V3A 4H9, Canada

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,339.34 (US$ 16,869) per year
CAN $85,357.35 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February, October 2022

Start date

5 January 2022, 9 May 2022

Venue

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU Surrey Campus,

12666 72 Avenue,

SURREY,

British Columbia (BC),

V3W 2M8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A graduate of a BC secondary school or an equivalent school system. IELTS Academic Test: overall band of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum 6.0 in each band; TOEFL: iBT 88 or higher, with no sub score less than 20; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 61 or higher; Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher.

For international students

You have graduated high school (secondary school) OR completed 24+ credits of undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

English Proficiency Requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test: overall band of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum 6.0 in each band, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): IBT 88 or higher, with no sub score less than 20, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 61 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Where thought meets action, Kwantlen Polytechnic University provides an exceptional education and develops students to become leaders in their field.

  • The only polytechnic university in Canada
  • More than 140 programs with hands-on learning opportunities
  • Benefit from close links with partner organizations
  • The 3rd largest university in Metro Vancouver

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