The Journalism & Communications Post-Graduate Certificate program is designed for students who have already graduated from college or university and want to upgrade their writing and communications skills and increase their employability.
In just one year, you will learn to write a basic news story, practice storytelling techniques, develop the skills to interview people effectively, and learn how to use social media to promote your story. You will hone your reporting skills in print, online, and broadcast settings.
You will also develop practical skills to succeed in the world of freelance writing and content creation by learning how to pitch stories, invoice, file taxes and set up your own website.
At the end of your first term, you will complete a practicum to get a sense of what it’s like to work in a professional setting.
In your second term, you will study creative non-fiction and learn the techniques to pitch, research, and produce creative non-fiction work. Using the skills and techniques developed in this course, you will produce a significant feature-length project. Past projects have included a podcast episode, a chapter of a book, short video documentaries, and magazine-length articles.
This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre - take a virtual tour.
Your internship placement provides you with the opportunity to enhance the skills you learn in the classroom.
CAREERS AND ADVENTURES!
Read testimonials from some of our graduates. Whether they are working for print, broadcast, or web-based media, are freelancing or in a related field, or have been doing something completely different, such as teaching, their Journalism training has helped them achieve their goals.
If you're an adventurous spirit, you'll appreciate these stories from Journalism graduates Tori Vail and Gwydion Morris, and the interview that Journalism alumna Jillianne Hamilton did with Matthew Lawrence, who biked across North America...twice!