Overview

In the modern world where institutions, businesses, and corporations communicate on multiple platforms, a knowledgeable communicator is a most valued asset. With the Corporate Communication and Public Relations program, you'll capstone your undergrad degree or diploma with specialized skills that will make your career aspirations a reality.

You'll hone your writing and presentation skills, learn the latest publishing and web design techniques and become adept in handling public relations, communications and ethics issues that organizations face every day. Throughout the program, you'll make business contacts through professional associations and complete coursework with a community focus. You'll also gain invaluable experience through a field placement in the second term.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to put your new-found skills to work in virtually any industry, with a world of career opportunities in areas such as corporate communications, public relations, special events or corporate training, in the private or public sectors, and much more.

Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

  • A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
    (Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
    OR
    Professional background and experience as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above and
  • Successful Completion of a Supplemental Evaluation (Note: a minimum grade of 60% is required in addition to one of the above)

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years.
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years.
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years.
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Courses

Public Relations ý Corporate Communications-2019/2020

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
COMP-6041 Design Principles in Digital Media 1 3
COMP-6048 Digital Marketing & Web Design 3
CORP-6006 Trends & Technologies in PR 3
CORP-6009 Professional Presentation Skills 3
PBRL-6014 Professional Practice & Ethics 3
PBRL-6016 Strategic Public Relations 3
COMM-6038 Visual Communication & Design 3
Level 1 Add'l Reqmt
Take the following Mandatory Course (Minimum Grade of C):
PBRL-6003 Writing for Public Relations 3
Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
COMP-6043 Design Principles in Digital Media 2 3
PBRL-6017 Integrated Marketing & Communications 3
PBRL-6013 Specializations in PR 3
PBRL-6018 Media Relations & Crisis Communications 3
FLDP-6010 Field Placement 7
Level 2 Add'l Reqmt
Take the following Mandatory Course (Minimum Grade of C):
PBRL-6019 Writing for Public Relations 2 3

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are well-prepared for the exciting world of communications and public relations. Graduates are working in healthcare, finance, education, the arts and entertainment, sports, manufacturing, government, and non-profit. Working as communications professionals, their roles may include writing, research, media relations, social media, government relations, crisis communication, event planning, fundraising, community relations, strategic communication planning, and marketing.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 4, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Jan 2020
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
7,375 CAD
Canadian Tuition Fee: $2,036.98 International Tuition Fee: $7,375.00
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