Holland College | Journalism and Communications

Journalism and Communications

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Journalist
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic English, minimum of 65%
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees First Year Second Year
Tuition $3,819 $3,819
Lab Fee $300 $300
Student Union $168 $168
Health Insurance Fee $420 $420
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
Grad Fee   $100
Total $4,787 $4,887
1stinstallment due first day of class $2,748 $2,848
2ndinstallment due January 6 $2,039 $2,039
Other Program Costs First Year Second Year
Books $100 $–
Equipment $100 $–
Total $200 $–

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • daily or weekly newspapers
  • public relations firms
  • information services
  • radio and television stations
  • as a freelance writer

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

The Journalism and Communications program places a premium on clear, concise, accurate writing in a timely fashion. This program prepares students to become expert storytellers for multiple platforms; from written print and digital content to digital photography, videos, and audio storytelling.  Courses in reporting fundamentals, advanced storytelling, broadcast, social media, critical thinking, ethics, politics, and law will prepare students for new and exciting jobs as digital journalists, mobile-journalists, communications specialists, content providers, and print journalists.

This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Click here to take a virtual tour.


Two internship placements provide you with the opportunity to enhance the skills you learn in the classroom.

The Surveyor

Our students produce an online newspaper, The Surveyor, featuring broadcast and print stories.

Careers, adventures, and what the bosses say!

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!

Find out what employers say about our program.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


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