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Top Diploma Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

A diploma is earned by a student who has completed a specified field of study. Students earning a diploma have gained expertise that will allow them to compete for jobs in that field or perhaps apply as a prerequisite to a higher education program.

What is a diploma in journalism and mass communication? This diploma program is designed for students interested in documenting news stories or working behind the scenes for print, broadcast or online media. Online media has become increasingly relevant, with online publications and podcasts attracting larger audiences. Since this is such a broad field and the diploma program is shorter than a degree program, students usually specialize in a particular subject while earning the diploma. For instance, diplomas may be offered for social media, online communication, or marketing.

Students earning a diploma in journalism and mass communication typically improve their communication and organization skills, and learn how to write for broad audiences. These abilities can help them effectively market themselves as desirable job candidates.

The cost for a diploma program depends on the course being offered, as well as the school offering the course. Because this is a vast field, with many subcategories within, some courses can be completed in a matter of weeks, while others may take several months or longer.

Students with diplomas in journalism and mass communication can become writers and editors, reporters and audio/video technicians, photographers and online publishers. In many cases, students earning a diploma in this field choose to continue their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree, enabling them to obtain a more comprehensive education over a longer period of time. In other cases, they may have already established a career and participated in the course to stay relevant in their field.

Diplomas in this area are often offered at trade schools and community colleges and are also available online.  Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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52 Results in Journalism and Mass Communication

Reeves College

Reeves College’s Online Marketing & Social Media program will provide students with the essential knowledge, skills, and tools to assist in running effective, success ... [+]

Online and social media marketing is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and many businesses are still getting to grips with how to maximize social media and online marketing to show tangible results.

Reeves College’s Online Marketing & Social Media program will provide students with the essential knowledge, skills, and tools to assist in running effective, successful online and social media marketing campaigns for businesses. Students will gain a solid understanding of the digital tools and techniques to promote brand visibility and increase traffic flow through search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing and business analytics. Students will also learn about the social media practices that have emerged from the exponential growth of social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. The program includes real world training with a work experience placement in the field before graduation.... [-]

Canada Calgary
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Vancouver Career College

Social media and online marketing are among the most effective ways to reach today's audiences. However, many businesses are struggling with how to use these approaches. ... [+]

Social media and online marketing are among the most effective ways to reach today's audiences. However, many businesses are struggling with how to use these approaches. The Social Media and Web Marketing diploma program will give you the tools, skills, and knowledge to assist in running campaigns that get results. In just over a year of study, you'll learn everything you need to know about key areas including content creation, top social media platforms, analytics, and much more. To solidify what you learn in the classroom, you'll also complete a six-week practicum placement in a real-world setting.

Admission Requirements High school graduation or equivalent* OR mature student status**. *From an English language teaching institution. **19 years of age upon starting classes, and pass college’s admissions test. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. ... [-]
Canada Surrey
September 2019
Full-time
61 weeks
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

This is a two-year course, designed to provide students with the knowledge & skills to progress to degree level study & thereafter employment in the animation, fi ... [+]

Overview

This is a two-year course, designed to provide students with the knowledge & skills to progress to degree level study & thereafter employment in the animation, film & games industries.

Through focused classes & personalized tuition, each student will develop the following

• An awareness of different perspectives and approaches within the media sector.• Research, analyze and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop creative solutions.• Understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production.• Critically review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions, and results.• Use evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for own learning, development and decision making.• Take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions to access progression opportunities.• Effectively present themselves and their work to appropriate audiences.• Learn the initial principles of HTML coding through classes.• An awareness of health and safety rules through workshops.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
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2 years
Campus
London Film Academy

As a screenwriter, your ability to create and communicate a story is at the heart of any successful film project. Our one-year diploma provides the intensive, creative de ... [+]

Our Screenwriting Diploma gives you one year of intensive creative development to prepare you for life working as a screenwriter in the fast-paced, competitive and diverse film and TV environment. You will get a thorough grounding in all screenwriting specialisms, producing a huge volume of work over the course of the year, writing for shorts, television, feature films and web series. Our intensive approach to screenwriting ensures that you leave LFA with an impressive portfolio of work, adaptable writing skills and the ability to turn around script projects to tight deadlines.

At LFA we encourage students to collaborate across disciplines to expand their experience and understanding of the entire filmmaking process. Providing an extensive overview of the realities of the filmmaking industry, throughout the year sessions cover script editing and the role of development executives, script supervising, acquiring agents, copyright, legal and finance; cinema audience demographics and feature film marketing. You will improve your visual storytelling skills and see your scripts leave the page through live-reading workshops with professional directors and actors. To ensure you leave LFA industry-ready our screenwriting workshops will focus on how to outline, pitch and negotiate the sale of feature film and TV ideas to a panel of film and TV industry professionals.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Sault College

If you want to explore an incredibly exciting field, consider this 2-year diploma program. It is the perfect fit for anyone who is passionate about movies and television, ... [+]

Digital Film Production (1097) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma Program Overview If you want to explore an incredibly exciting field, consider this 2-year diploma program. It is the perfect fit for anyone who is passionate about movies and television, has always dreamed of being a filmmaker, loves storytelling, enjoys working with advanced technology or just wants to embrace their creativity. The program is also a marketable complement to any existing degree or diploma as the opportunities in this field are numerous and varied. The film and television industry in Canada and on an international level is thriving with a growing number of major feature films shot in the Sault Ste. Marie area including on the Sault College campus! With so many entertainment and new media outlets, the global appetite for fresh and original content is virtually insatiable. Our goal is to train the digital storytellers of today and tomorrow who can produce these film projects. This is a field in the fine arts that values both creative and technical skills and is based on strong teamwork, smart business sensibilities, and unique ideas. Maybe this is exactly what you are looking for! Our unique program will cover the entire filmmaking process from idea development and scripting, through production into post-production and distribution. Students will focus on Producing, Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing, and Sound work. They will graduate with a portfolio of high quality, story-driven projects including short films, PSAs/commercials, and a factual television pilot. Classes will cover both... [-]

Canada Sault Ste. Marie
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)

The objective of this program is to know the theoretical framework of interactive communication on the Internet, as well as the techniques and best practices used in the ... [+]

objective

Know the theoretical framework of interactive communication on the Internet, as well as the techniques and best practices used in the industry, so that in the end you will be able to develop and evaluate effective digital strategies.

Benefits of the programUpon completion of this diploma, you will design, develop and execute an advanced digital communication plan.Addressed to

Graduates in communication sciences, marketing, advertising, public relations, administration. Professionals from the governmental and educational sector, as well as from the service industry.

Content of the program

The Diploma in Digital and Social Media Communication consists of six modules, which total 96 hours of study in total.... [-]

Mexico Monterrey Buenavista Mexico City Puebla City Santa Fe Toluca  + 3 More
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Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
96 hours
Campus
CDI College

The Online Marketing & Social Media diploma program at CDI College provides students with focused, relevant, current training in the areas of digital marketing and so ... [+]

The Social Media and Web Marketing diploma at CDI College provides students with hands-on training to work in a wide variety of roles across the realm of marketing, branding, social media, and more. In the program, students receive training in traditional and digital marketing, business writing, statistics, social media marketing on multiple channels - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and emerging platforms - search engine optimization (SEO), and search engine marketing (SEM), in addition to learning about analytics, strategic web design, digital strategy and planning, content creation and outreach, CRM & KPI reporting, and video and multimedia marketing. The program includes a practicum placement, and upon graduation, students will be prepared to start work in a variety of entry-level digital marketing, digital media, and social media marketing roles.... [-]

Canada Burnaby Toronto
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Fanshawe College

These are exciting times to be working in the film and television industry. With multiple delivery platforms, high-quality tools available to everyone and a wide variety ... [+]

These are exciting times to be working in the film and television industry. With multiple delivery platforms, high-quality tools available to everyone and a wide variety of media and entertainment viewing options, there has never been more demand for video content creators. If you're interested in the behind the scenes action of television and film production and are eager to get hands-on training in one of the largest and most state-of-the-art facilities in Canada, the Fanshawe Broadcasting - Television and Film Production program is for you.

You'll work behind the camera producing a variety of films and shows that include narratives, documentaries, live sports, news, commercials and promotions with your talented and passionate classmates. There are opportunities to produce, shoot or edit programs that will be aired throughout the region or shown at film festivals, reaching thousands of viewers. When you graduate, you'll have experienced all areas of creative and technical roles including, studio production, cinematic production, field production, mobile sports production, computer graphics, post-production editing, scriptwriting and sales, marketing and entrepreneurship. You will have a dynamic set of skills for a dynamic industry.... [-]

Canada London Simcoe Saint Thomas Woodstock  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Raffles University Iskandar

The new Diploma in Visual Communication gives students the theoretical and practical design knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design i ... [+]

The new Diploma in Visual Communication gives students the theoretical and practical design knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design industry.

Through studio-based learning projects combined with critical thinking, conceptualization and computer software skills, students hone their capabilities in devising creative yet practical solutions for various problems in the process of visual communication with a high level of intellectual engagement.

After completing the programme, students will be able to develop skills in the areas of typography, packaging, publication and corporate identity; design a wide variety of print media by using appropriate visualization process and techniques; prepare project plans in implementing design projects and controlling execution against those plans; communicate effectively with clients and other stakeholders; and act ethically and professionally as designers in the industry.... [-]

Malaysia Johor Bahru
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Full-time
Campus
Canada International Royal Arts College

The Media Design and Web Development diploma is a two-year program that uses the latest technology to enrich the students’ learning. Through studio projects that reflect ... [+]

Overview

The Media Design and Web Development diploma is a two-year program that uses the latest technology to enrich the students’ learning. Through studio projects that reflect today’s technological trends, students get hands-on experience applying design theories and principles.

This program enhances the student’s skills in various industry software to successfully design creative web media and to develop proficient web designs.

The second-year is the co-op experience where students will be working in the industry and gaining real-life experience, grounding and enhancing the academic concepts learned in class.

Learning Objectives Design creative and coherent web media Create aesthetic layouts using design principals Demonstrate creative thinking and develop efficient media communications Assess the marketing needs of a digital project Create, develop and implement proficient web designs Be a source of new graphic proposals and offer user-centered media design solutions Demonstrate technical competency in Photoshop, Illustrator and Web development languages Produce professional-quality work that demonstrates unique creative applications Skillfully promote works to secure employment in the Graphic Design industry Curriculum ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

The VFX for Film & Television diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to seek entry-level emp ... [+]

The Magic of Visual Effects

The VFX for Film and Television Diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver prepares students for employment in the post-production industry for film and television as VFX artists and technicians, as well as in the game and animation industries. Our students build a foundation of traditional artistic skill, a solid knowledge base in film and VFX theories and principles through hands-on training in multiple applications and tools, including compositing and digital film production techniques.

Course Objectives

Each 3 month quarter of the program is comprised of tightly integrated, cohesive courses which are designed to help students meet specific, industry driven competencies and outcomes. The curriculum is structured to facilitate portfolio outcomes culminating in the development of a professional “demo reel” and other marketing pieces.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
Sunway University

The Diploma in Communication (DCOMM) program is designed to develop skills and knowledge of students poised to enter the high demand advertising, corporate communication, ... [+]

The Diploma in Communication (DCOMM) program is designed to develop skills and knowledge of students poised to enter the high demand advertising, corporate communication, public relations, marketing and broadcasting industry.

DCOMM graduates can choose to progress into the following:

BA (Hons) in Communication, Sunway University and other related degree programs. Programme Highlight

The DCOMM programme provides the knowledge and the contemporary skills for a global career in communication. With digital communication and media growing at a rapid pace, graduates of this programme will be equipped with the necessary skills, creative and innovative ideas, attitude and aptitude to excel in this fast-paced, high demand industry.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Centre for Arts and Technology

Learn everything there is to know about digital filmmaking from the Centre for Arts and Technology digital film school. At one of the leading digital film schools in Cana ... [+]

Learn everything there is to know about digital filmmaking from the Centre for Arts and Technology digital film school. At one of the leading digital film schools in Canada, our digital filmmaking program has established the reputation as “the filmmaker’s film school” allowing students to work with our industry pros while gaining valuable knowledge and industry insights. If you’ve always loved movies, and the idea of telling stories through the magic of filmmaking keeps you up at night, then the Centre for Arts and Technology digital film school is right for you. You know that a successful film production relies on much more than the director and talent under the spotlight. You understand that every crewmember, from grips to set decorators, plays an important role in the final product that hits the screen. Are you ready to dive into one of these exciting roles and say “Action!” to your career in film? Graduates of the Digital Filmmaking program from one of the leading digital film schools in Canada go on to careers locally and all around the world. You could launch your career as a:... [-]

Canada Kelowna
September 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Toronto Film School

The Film Production Diploma program offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education that covers all areas of filmmaking. You will experience every phase of pre-productio ... [+]

Film Production Diploma

The Film Production Diploma program offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education that covers all areas of filmmaking. You will experience every phase of pre-production, production, and post-production, including writing and analyzing screenplays, developing storyboards, creating shot lists and preparing budgets and schedules. You will learn to shoot, direct, block, light scenes and capture audio, as well as assemble, cut and manipulate footage. Upon graduation, the 6 or 12-month Film Production Work Placement helps you experience the creative workforce through placement opportunities in Toronto’s screen industry.

Duration: 18 Months

Delivery Mode: On Campus... [-]

Canada Toronto
October 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Instituto Séneca - Centro Internacional de Postgrado

Politics, as the center of a country's life and as the driving axis of international relations, must be understood in its two dimensions, internal and external, in order ... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication 2019.

Politics, as the center of a country's life and as the driving axis of international relations, must be understood in its two dimensions, internal and external, in order to measure its scope.

In this sense, the Diploma of Specialist in Political Science, Communication and Electoral Marketing, presented by the Seneca Institute, introduces those who follow it into Contemporary Politics, in the analysis of the social structure of a country and the formulation of Public Policies , as well as in the role of political scientist and political analysis.

The course also includes the techniques of political negotiation and political mediation, so that students know the potential and limitations of each of these options.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish (Spain)
6 months
Online