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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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57 Results in Journalism and Mass Communication

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 ... [+]

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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
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
Nashville Film Institute

Our Cinema Production Program totally immerses you in the filmmaking process. For nine months NFI students live, eat, and breathe film and how films get made. ... [+]

NFI’s Signature Filmmaking Diploma

Our Cinema Production Program totally immerses you in the filmmaking process. For nine months NFI students live, eat, and breathe film and how films get made.

Our philosophy is to have students learn all the stages and roles involved in making a film. The best way to achieve that is by actually making films. Throughout this diploma program, students collaborate on various projects to create their own films. By the end of the program, students gain the necessary skills, invaluable connections, and the content for their very own professional demo reel.

Program Modules

During our nine-month program, our course consists of four modules. Each module runs for 9 weeks and includes key production deliverables. Each student receives their grades at the conclusion of each module.... [-]

USA Nashville
September 2019
Full-time
9 months
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
April 2019
52 weeks
Campus
Online
Vancouver Career College

Social media marketing is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and there’s huge demand for professionals in the field. Vancouver Career College's Social Media Marketing dip ... [+]

Social media marketing is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and there’s huge demand for professionals in the field. Vancouver Career College's Social Media Marketing diploma program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and tools to run effective, successful marketing campaigns for businesses. Students will also learn to plan and execute campaigns as part of a business’s digital marketing strategy. The program includes real world training with a work experience placement in the field before graduation.

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Full-time
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 ... [+]

About

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 & personalised tuition, each student will develop the following:

An awareness of different perspectives and approaches within the media sector. Research, analyse 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
August 2019
2 years
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
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 ... [+]

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
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 Online Marketing & Social Media diploma program at CDI College provides students with focused, relevant, current training in the areas of digital marketing and social media marketing.

Areas covered in the program include digital marketing,Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Search Engine Marketing (SEM), effective business writing, content creation and outreach, and a thorough education in social media monitoring and aggregation tools.

Additionally, students will participate in a practicum, where they’ll get the chance to test their new skills in the workplace before graduation.

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Canada Calgary Edmonton
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
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
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
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
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
Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

Aimed at teachers of Primary, Secondary, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Official Language Schools who wish to develop their digital teaching competence. Some plac ... [+]

The University Research Institute José Ortega y Gasset calls for several teacher training programs: two master's degrees and several training courses for Spanish teachers, in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports for the year Academic 2018-2019.

Teachers participating in the courses organized together with the Cervantes Institute will receive a certificate of attendance, issued by the Cervantes Institute and the José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation. In the section dedicated to each one of the programs, the accreditation or accreditations corresponding to each course can be checked.

In most cases, the courses are organized during the month of July, to facilitate the participation of teachers.... [-]

Spain Madrid
July 2019
Full-time
Part-time
40 hours
Online