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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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Plató de Cinema

During the Cinema Diploma, El Plató de Cinema will guide the student in a process of learning and discovering cinema, both from a technical and artistic perspective; all ... [+]

Give a 360º Tour

During the Cinema Diploma, El Plató de Cinema will guide the student in a process of learning and discovering cinema, both from a technical and artistic perspective; all this from the hand of active professionals in the film industry.

In these three courses the subjects are common for all the students, making this way that our students leave with the highest technical and narrative level possible and with a high degree of autonomy, in order to be able to face different types of productions and adapt better to the demands on the part of the market.

The training offered by the school is theoretical and practical. Understanding that only once it is carried out, the student will assimilate the knowledge seen in class.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
ESEC - École Supérieure d'Études Cinématographiques de Paris

It offers bachelors the opportunity to directly access the studies for which they are passionate, without going through a university course, and whatever their previous o ... [+]

The preparatory year

It offers bachelors the opportunity to directly access the studies for which they are passionate, without going through a university course, and whatever their previous orientation.

Many candidates want to turn to the film and television professions, but think they do not have - or can not acquire - the background necessary to integrate ESEC . A bad orientation to the Lycée, a desire repressed in favor of studies considered more classical, a passion that turns late into obvious necessity generate frustrations and generate a fear to present themselves to a serious selection.The preparatory year of ESEC is an educational accompaniment in various artistic and cultural fields. It has one goal: that the student understands what surrounds him, so that he chooses and retains what he needs to achieve personal projects. The working method makes it possible to acquire a good general artistic culture, an aesthetic reflection, a knowledge of the social world, a curiosity towards the other arts. A permanent accompaniment, in the respect of its choices and its ambitions, has for main goal to allow the student to discover and develop his unique skills. The work requested of the student is organized as a training in method and speed by the realization of observation sequences, speeches, individual presentations. The control of knowledge is permanent and interactive, individually with each teacher or within a group.... [-]

France Paris
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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
Australian Training & Qualification College

This qualification applies to individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base in marketing and communication and who demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensur ... [+]

About

This qualification applies to individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base in marketing and communication and who demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically, they would have responsibility for the work of other staff and lead teams.

Entry requirement

The students in the BSB52415 Diploma of Marketing and Communication will be Students from overseas, they will have met our entry requirements of:

English Language Skills Be over the age of 18 Have a minimum a Year 12 or equivalent or higher education and/or; Have two years’ or more experience in a marketing role. Units of competency Code Unit of Competence Field ... [-]
Australia Bankstown
July 2019
52 weeks
Campus
Online
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
September 2019
2 years
Campus
London Film Academy

Join our supportive network of film professionals and hone your craft in a small group within the nurturing environment of London’s best-loved film school. Our Filmmaking ... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication 2019.

INTRODUCTION

Do you want to become a world class, versatile filmmaker?

Get ready to kick-start your career in film or television with our 1-year Filmmaking Diploma. It gives you hands-on, practical training in all aspects of filmmaking as it equips you with the skills and knowledge, and provides the on-going support you need, to excel in your chosen field.

Our diploma is designed to teach you the absolute must-have skills for becoming a collaborative filmmaker in the 21st Century. You will have not only a supportive network of established film professionals guiding you, but also access to state-of-the-art digital equipment including ARRI ALEXA, as well as S16mm film to work with. You and a team of ambitious students will be creating work as you build your extensive film portfolio - not to mention your own little black book of professional industry contacts that you’ll leave with.... [-]

United Kingdom London
May 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Gold Coast Learning Centre

The Diploma of Marketing and Communication at Gold Coast Learning Centre offers advanced, practical and engaging training in all areas of the marketing industry, includin ... [+]

The Diploma of Marketing and Communication at Gold Coast Learning Centre offers advanced, practical and engaging training in all areas of the marketing industry, including international marketing and e-marketing.

Establish yourself in a dynamic, creative and ever-expanding industry with this high-level marketing and communication qualification and develop the skill and knowledge you need to succeed, including:

Interpreting market trends to identify and evaluate marketing opportunities Designing and developing an integrated marketing and communication plan Leading teams to conduct effective marketing campaigns Planning market research and implementing and monitoring campaigns Managing budgets and financial plans Developing a media plan and adjusting the marketing mix ... [-]
Australia Surfers Paradise
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
52 weeks
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
September 2019
Full-time
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
First Media Design School

Students will be cross-trained in both print and digital interfaces, gaining a wide breadth of knowledge and skills on a variety of design communications disciplines incl ... [+]

Double Diploma in Graphic Design & Multimedia

Students will be cross-trained in both print and digital interfaces, gaining a wide breadth of knowledge and skills on a variety of design communications disciplines including advertising, branding, visual identity, packaging. Apart from that, students will gain the necessary expertise to create 2D and 3D animation for various multimedia platforms including internet, television and movies.

Course Details

Course Duration: 24 months

Intakes: January, April, July, October

Modes of Study: Full-time / Part-time

Entry requirement Minimum 16 years old and above Minimum 2 GCE O-Level or 3 N-Level credits with a pass in English, or ITE / Higher NITEC Certificate Holders with minimum 2.5 GPA Completed Upper Secondary School / Senior High School /Grade 12 All applicants will be subjected to a visual aptitude test followed by an interview session with FMDS academic heads prior to official acceptance into the programme Pass in English Applicants may be eligible for exemption of selected units if they have previous working experience and/or qualifications in art, design or related industries ... [-]
Singapore
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
24 months
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
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
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
May 2019
Full-time
Campus
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)

The objective of this program is to know the scope, operation, planning and resources necessary to establish an efficient corporate communication that positively and stra ... [+]

objective

Know the scope, operation, planning and resources necessary to establish an efficient corporate communication that positively and strategically impacts the organization.

Benefits of the program• You will know the field of corporate communication in a comprehensive and business context.• Understand how the communication area is divided according to its internal and external audiences.• You can establish the strategic role of the corporate communication area and the impact on the organization.• You can design and implement corporate communication strategies according to their respective audiences.Addressed to

Graduates in communication sciences, administration, labor relations, organizational psychology and graphic design.... [-]

Mexico Buenavista Mexico City Santa Fe
June 2019
Full-time
Part-time
116 hours
Campus