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A Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience allows you to use your newly acquired knowledge and skills in a real-life work environment. Work placements expose you to diverse learning opportunities that are not possible in a formal classroom setting.

The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts works with key employers to ensure students gain valuable on-the-job experience in their fields of expertise. For many students, work placement is the highlight of their program and often leads to future job offers and a smoother transition into the work force.

WIL ensures you are engaged with your chosen field, career-ready and excited about your future after graduation!

Work Placement Criteria by Program

The Faculty of Media & Creative Arts has a number of programs with a mandatory work placement component. Work terms are generally completed within a scheduled time period in the final year of study.

Degree Placement Period Availability Placement Advisor
Bachelor of Digital Communications 420 hours (12-14 weeks) May-August Julianne Tiberia
Bachelor of Journalism 420 hours (12-14 weeks) May-August Julianne Tiberia
Bachelor of Public Relations 420 hours (12-14 weeks) May-August Julianne Tiberia
Bachelor of Creative Advertising 420 hours (12-14 weeks) January-May Tiana Eghdam
Bachelor of Film & Media Production 420 hours (12-14 weeks) May-August Julianne Tiberia
Bachelor of Design 420 hours May-August or part-time between September-April Tiana Eghdam
Bachelor of Music 420 hours Year Round Sarah Lounsbury
Diploma Placement Period Availability Placement Advisor
Advertising & Graphic Design 140 hours May-August Tiana Eghdam
Advertising & Marketing Communications 140 hours May-August Tiana Eghdam
Broadcast Television/Videography 120 hours January-May Monika Monga
Broadcasting – Radio 160 hours May-August Kylee Winn-Thurrott
Photography 72 hours January-May Christie Knapp
Film & Television Production 160 hours January-August Julianne Tiberia
Graphic Design 140 hours May-August Tiana Eghdam
Journalism 240 hours January-May Christie Knapp
Media Communications 160 hours (4-5 days/week – 4-6 weeks) March-May Christie Knapp
Multimedia Design & Development 140 hours (4 days/week – 5 weeks) March-May Christie Knapp
Public Relations 420 hours January-April Julianne Tiberia
Graduate Certificate Placement Period Availability Placement Advisor
Advertising Account Management 280 hours May-August Monika Monga
Advertising Copywriting 280 hours May-August Monika Monga
Arts Administration and Cultural Management 120 hours/300 hours January-April/May-August Sarah Lounsbury
Content Strategy 280 hours September-December and May-August Tiana Eghdam
Journalism 200 hours May-August Christie Knapp
Post-Production 150 hours June-August Monika Monga
Public Relations 280 hours May-August and August-November Julianne Tiberia
Radio and Media Production 160 hours May-August Kylee Winn-Thurrott
Film and Multiplatform Storytelling 160 hours May-August Monika Monga
Music Business 300 hours Fall Sarah Lounsbury
User Experience (UX) Design 105 hours April-May Tiana Eghdam
Web Development 280 hours July-August Monika Monga

*Work placements are normally full-time, 35-hours per week, during regular workplace hours. Accommodations can be made for students to complete hours on a part-time basis.