• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The theory side of the  Journalism  program from the Thompson Rivers University emphasizes media law, journalistic ethics, decision-making and critical thinking. Start with a strong foundation

Students enter the Bachelor of Journalism degree program at Thompson Rivers University by starting at first year, or by transferring into the program in second or third year. During the first two years of the program, students complete foundational journalism courses. In the third and fourth years, students fulfill the remaining credit requirements.

Overall, this is what you'll learn

  • Basic journalism skills and understanding of the critical knowledge areas required by journalists and other professional communicators.
  • Deadline reporting skills and expertise in common areas of news coverage.
  • Familiarity with industry software and the high-level production skills gained by producing publications.
  • Theoretical understanding of the problems and challenges faced in the field.
  • Focused knowledge and skill in an area relevant to each student’s career goals.

Careers

Students are trained for jobs as journalists and communication specialists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Technical Writing
  • Digital Imaging and Editing
  • Research Methods in Communication
  • Travel Media
  • Advanced Professional Communication
  • Studies in Communication, Film and Digital Production
  •  Organizational Communications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Competitive admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)
  • Writing sample of a personal statement (500 words or less)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3660 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1830 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    878 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Depending on no. of courses per semester

  • NAT:$439- $3,079
  • INTL: $1,830 -$11,130 

Living costs for Kamloops

  • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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