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Journalism, Bachelor of

Ministry Title: Bachelor of Journalism

Credential: Honours DegreeProgram Code: 22241Length: 8 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
      • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
      • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,210.12
  • international: $18,910.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,605.06 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,969.22 $8,609.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,605.06 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,969.22 $8,609.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,605.06 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,969.22 $8,609.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,605.06 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,969.22 $8,609.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00

 

Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,605.06 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,969.22 $8,609.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00

 

Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,605.06 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,969.22 $8,609.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00

 

Semester 7 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,495.06 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,969.22 $8,719.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 8 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,495.06 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,969.22 $8,719.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM FROM:

HUMBER PROGRAMS

View Advanced Diploma 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

Apply for this degree starting in Fall >   

$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

OTHER ONTARIO COLLEGES

Journalism - Print And Broadcast (Advanced Diploma)

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

Apply for this degree >

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

Journalism (Advanced Diploma)

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

Apply for this degree >

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

Journalism (Advanced Diploma)

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

Apply for this degree >

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

Journalism - Communications (Advanced Diploma)

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

Apply for this degree >

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

Journalism - Print And Broadcast (Advanced Diploma)

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

Apply for this degree >

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

MA Communication

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Communications Policy

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Diversity and the Media

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Film, Television and Moving Image

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Global Media

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA International Media Business

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Media and Development

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Media, Campaigning and Social Change

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Public Relations

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Social Media, Culture and Society

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast)

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MA Multimedia Journalism (Print and Online)

Humber College and the University of Westminster have partnered to create progression routes to Masters degrees for graduates of Humber's Bachelor of Journalism.  Students who have successfully completed this Humber Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above may receive direct entry to Westminster's Masters programs as indicated.  Approximate time for program completion is one year in duration.

Admission requirements:

For more information, contact:

Monika Parzych
Regional Manager 
University of Westminster 
E: M.Parzych01@westminster.ac.uk
Skype: monika,universityofwestminster

MBA

For those students who complete a 4 year degree at Humber, Davenport University will recognize the student's entire completed bachelor's degree. In order to meet Davenport University residency and program requirements students must complete the minimum number of credit hours in their chosen masters degree program with Davenport University. Completion of your masters degree will depend on how many courses a semester you are able to take. Students must meet all admission requirements to be accepted in the master's degree program of their choice.

 Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Master of Management

For those students who complete a 4 year degree at Humber, Davenport University will recognize the student's entire completed bachelor's degree. In order to meet Davenport University residency and program requirements students must complete the minimum number of credit hours in their chosen masters degree program with Davenport University. Completion of your masters degree will depend on how many courses a semester you are able to take. Students must meet all admission requirements to be accepted in the master's degree program of their choice.

 Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

MBA Strategic Management Concentration

For those students who complete a 4 year degree at Humber, Davenport University will recognize the student's entire completed bachelor's degree. In order to meet Davenport University residency and program requirements students must complete the minimum number of credit hours in their chosen masters degree program with Davenport University. Completion of your masters degree will depend on how many courses a semester you are able to take. Students must meet all admission requirements to be accepted in the master's degree program of their choice.

 Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Dan Rowe, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79312
dan.rowe@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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The truth-telling role of journalism has never been more important than it is today. Humber’s Bachelor of Journalism degree program helps you develop all of the skills you will need to report on the biggest and most compelling stories in your community and around the world. Journalism is the perfect field for students with a desire to inform and engage the public. In addition to traditional skills like critical thinking, researching, reporting and interviewing, you will also learn how to use audio, text, video, and photos to create compelling online stories for a wide range of digital platforms.

You will study both the theoretical and practical aspects of journalism, and you’ll do it using the latest industry-standard hardware and software in Humber’s Newsroom. You will have access to and learn from instructors with deep and varied journalism experience. You will have the chance to pursue your interests with journalism classes that will teach you to cover sports, arts, politics, lifestyle and more. Breadth education electives will help you expand your knowledge in a variety of areas.

Our program has been designed with input from journalists and media professionals ensuring that it provides the skills required for a wide variety of journalism careers.

Courses Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Write and edit content for a variety of story forms and web-based applications.

  • Interview contacts and sources for a variety of media applications.

  • Examine and apply various journalistic and academic research methods assessing the credibility of international sources.

  • Analyze media theory and the role of the media in society.

  • Adhere to professional and ethical codes of conduct, guidelines and legal requirements.

  • Produce images and content for web-based applications.

  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Analyze society’s fundamental systems (political, legal, social diversity) and their connections to the journalistic world.

  • Analyze media law and journalistic responsibility.

  • Critique and analyze media practices and products.

  • Develop entrepreneurial skills related to the business of journalism.

  • Develop a portfolio of journalistic projects for work search purposes.

  • Establish a professional media identity based on an analysis of personal interests, opportunities, benefits, risks, marketing, strategies and audience.

  • Demonstrate conflict management strategies and negotiation skills required in journalistic work.

  • Work effectively and assertively in teams to achieve desired goals and resolve differing or opposing ideas and points of view.


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Work Placement

You will complete a 14-week work placement in the summer between years three and four. This placement provides an opportunity to gain experience in your chosen field and to meet professionals in journalism and digital communications settings. Many of the placements are offered in the Greater Toronto Area, a hub for Canada’s media industry. The work settings and the work itself support your professional development and will provide you with both the knowledge and skills required to enter the profession, as well as the confidence to perform the work required.

The Humber Advantage

This program is hosting an Information Session in January 2020.

The Newsroom

The Newsroom features new and improved workspaces for students working on individual projects and collaborating to cover breaking news stories.

It also houses a series of fully equipped video and audio edit suites. Students will also be able to use a Dejero, allowing them to stream video live from virtually any location. The technology also allows multiple classes to be taught at the same time.

The Newsroom reinforces the digital journalism focus of the program, it adds to the technical proficiency of our students, keeping them at the cutting edge of the industry.

Live Labs

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storyLAB

Humber College’s storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are collaborating to sponsor the storyLAB Data Journalism Grant. The grant supports data-driven journalism projects related to essential and underserved topics affecting Canadians.


The Humber HD TV Mobile Unit

The Faculty of Media & Creative Arts HD TV Mobile is a multi-camera television facility used for remote broadcast television production. The mobile contains all the high definition broadcast television equipment found in a television studio, but has the ability to travel to an event to cover it live.

It is a complete broadcast facility on wheels, with 6 HD broadcast television cameras, production switcher, audio console, camera control, digital recording and non-linear editing, slow motion replay and 3D graphic generator. It has the ability to record an event, or feed live to web stream, with satellite or terrestrial transmission.

The HD Television Mobile offers a “real-world” broadcast production experience for students, using “state-of-the-art” equipment found in similar industry facilities. Students learn and practice the exact skills that they will need after graduation.

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Explore the Newsroom

Take a 360 degree tour!

For mobile and tablet users, open the video in the YouTube app. For optimal viewing experience use Firefox or Chrome. Currently Safari does not support 360 videos.


Explore the Mobile Broadcast Truck

Take a 360 degree tour!

For mobile and tablet users, open the video in the YouTube app. For optimal viewing experience use Firefox or Chrome. Currently Safari does not support 360 videos.


Unique Projects

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In a rapidly changing digital landscape, Transmedia creates multi-dimensional storytelling experiences that provides audiences the opportunity to be engaged like never before. Immersive, collaborative and deeply engaging, Transmedia revolves around the telling of stories using a variety of platforms. The overall narrative experience is intended to be enhanced by audience engagement with each successive platform.


Tell, Share, and Shape Your Stories

In the digital age, journalists have far more reach than ever before to tell stories, share images, and shape opinions. As media organizations change to meet the demands of the public, there are opportunities for people with modern skill sets to begin their careers. Use your digital and social media skills to succeed in the evolving fields of journalism and communications. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada forecasts that media and communications job openings will increase over the next decade.

Our Professors

You'll learn from professors who have real-world experience and are active in the industry. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on training to help you achieve the career you want.

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Angela Murphy

MA (Journalism) - Western University
BA (Honours) English and Political Science - University of Toronto
Professor

Dan Rowe

PhD – Syracuse University, NY, USA
MA (Journalism) - Western University
BA (History) - Queen’s University
Professor and Program Co-ordinator

 

Jeffrey Berman

BA (Honours) Political Science – Western University
MA (Journalism) - Western University
Professor

Mike Karapita

BA (Honours) English and Political Science – University of Toronto
MJ – Carleton University
Professor

Siobhan Moore

MA (Journalism) – University of Missouri
Professor

Steven James May

PhD (Communication and Culture) - York University & Ryerson University
MA (Media Production) - Ryerson University
BAA (Honours) Radio and Television Arts - Ryerson University
BAS (Honours) Administrative Studies - Trent University
Professor

Susan Grimbly

BA (English and Urban Geography) - University of Toronto
Graduate – Six-week Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard
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Your Career

Technology, the internet and social media have forever changed how information is created and shared. In the digital age, journalists have far more reach than ever before, as news organizations experiment with innovative ways to tell stories and shape opinions using a range of media across multiple platforms. Our program puts you on the inside track to this challenging and fast-paced profession.

When you graduate, you will be ready to experience the thrill of reporting on important local, national and international news, as well as sports, entertainment and lifestyle stories with the reward of keeping audiences up-to-date with informative, compelling stories. You will reflect the world back to audiences across today’s multimedia spectrum where information can be accessed through print, broadcast, the web and mobile media. Reporting live from the scene of breaking news, you will learn to craft informative stories about current affairs and put issues and trends into context with insightful analysis.

In addition to journalism, you will have the skills to pursue a career as a web content producer, media relations manager, editor, communications specialist and researcher, as well as a variety of positions relating to digital media production.

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Program Availability

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Bachelor of Journalism Program Video

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Watch the video above to learn more about how Humber's Bachelor of Journalism degree program gives you the knowledge, skills and abilities required for a fast-paced career as a journalist or communications professional.


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Grad Spotlight: Ross Munro

Grad Spotlight: Ross Munro

Tue, January 21, 2020

Ross Munro graduated in 1986 from the Film & Television Production Program. We asked Ross about his journey from Humber student to filmmaker.

What are you doing now and what was your career path to get here?

After gaining valuable experience in all facets of film work, I decided to specialize in Screenwriting and, a few years after graduating, found myself writing and directing my first feature film "Brewster McGee" which was shot on 16mm black and white film. Over the next several years, I continued my filmmaking journey here in Vancouver with my documentary short "Broken Palace" as well as my most recent feature film "A Legacy of Whining" (which I also acted in). I have just completed (along with my Producer/wife Maria) our new documentary "European Tour '73".

Tell us some of your favourite Humber memories.

The memories that I cherish most from my time at Humber are of the many great friendships that I made with my fellow Humber film students and the amazing (and sometimes nerve wracking) moments we spent getting our film projects across the finish line in time!

Also, upon arriving at Humber College, I immediately found the offices of the campus newspaper "The Humber Voice" and became the film critic for the paper for the next three years. This allowed me to received a press pass to cover the Toronto International Film Festival which was enormously exciting ("Hey! Is that Roger Ebert getting on the elevator...!).

How did Humber help you get where you are now?

I think the best thing about studying film at Humber College was how well it prepared me for real life in the film world. Just like in the film business, we had to learn how to exist and get along within a group of fellow crew members and be able to respect and listen to each other's creative ideas and to balance and be productive amongst all the different personalities and viewpoints involved. Also, the course's expectation of having us learn all the different functions and duties in the film world gave us a very well-rounded and valuable opportunity for some incredible hands-on learning.

Share a tip for upcoming filmmakers.

I think it's important for potential filmmakers to get a solid understanding of their craft - whether it's going to film school or learning online or especially going to as many movies as possible - that's key. When I went to Humber, I used to jump on a bus downtown almost everyday after class and see as many movies as I could (they used to have a collection of very cool repertory movie houses that featured amazing film titles from North America and around the world!).

Also, I think it shouldn't be overlooked just how important it is for filmmakers to get out and meet as many like-minded individuals as possible (yes, that dreaded word "networking"!). Making a film is a social experiment at all times and you will need as many people pulling in the same direction as you as possible. Get out of your comfort zone and start being part of your chosen community! Help other filmmakers on their sets, support other filmmakers and creatives - the love will make its way back to you!

Watch the trailers for Ross's films "A Legacy of Whining" and "European Tour '73".

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Grad Spotlight: Keisha James

Grad Spotlight: Keisha James

Tue, January 21, 2020

Keisha James's work is easy to find - just take the TTC to Dundas station.

Keisha graduated from Humber's Film & Media Production Program in 2018 and we caught up with her to find out more about the project.

Your work is prominently displayed at Dundas station in Toronto. Tell us more.

This is the end result of a year-long artist residency with VIBE Arts and RBC called "Desire Lines". VIBE is a non-profit organization delivering free arts education workshops to marginalized youth across the GTA, and as one of the emerging artists on the roster I was incredibly happy to be a part of this project. I produced a short film, the stills of which are being displayed alongside my headshot and poster on the TTC Pattison panels for one month in Dundas station.

Along with that, I am currently working on my next short film, which is being produced through another program at VIBE. I am an artist in the NExT program, which is a mentorship opportunity specifically for young, Black artists. I will be filming my project next month, which will then be exhibited at a gallery with an opening reception sometime in March.

What other projects have you worked on since leaving Humber?

I produced a short documentary/proof of concept for a future, longer film; I applied for and received a grant from ArtReach for a project I will be running this summer involving workshops and a gallery; and in general have been planning my next film projects.

I also work as a freelancer, so I have continued to do freelance editing and filming since graduation, as well as working as a contract facilitator at some non-profits in the city, as I am passionate about working with and mentoring youth through arts education opportunities.

How did your time at Humber prepare you for what you’re doing now?

I made some of my closest friends while at Humber, and I still work with my crew today. It feels good to be able to collaborate with each other outside of the school setting, and it's great when I'm able to pick who I want to work with.

Photo credit: Aniqa Rahman.

Find out more about Keisha at @keishajamesvideo and @thebrokegallery on Instagram. Her current project is on Instagram at @wtdtyfilm. You can also read more about the VIBE Arts projects here:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/12/27/vibe-arts-brings-emerging-artists-work-to-ttc-subway-stations.html
https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9781496-vibe-arts-brings-emerging-artists-work-to-ttc-subway-stations/

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Humber Lakeshore Wins at Adobe Creative Jam

Humber Lakeshore Wins at Adobe Creative Jam

Tue, November 26, 2019

Four students in Humber’s Advertising & Graphic Design program won first place in the 2019 Adobe Creative Jam.

Competing in a field of 72 teams from six college, Team “A-Block” -- comprised of Nicolas Diaz, Emily Little, Julia Laing, and Chelsea Speck – created an app to address academic integrity. Check out some images of the app here.

The Adobe Creative Jam is a design challenge that asks students to create a visual or motion design concept based on a theme revealed at the event. After three hours and no rules, the teams present their work to the jury in front of a rapt audience. The 2019 Jam drew over 300 students from Sheridan, George Brown, Seneca, OCADU, Algonquin College, and Humber.

Congratulations to all the students who competed, and especially to Team “A-Block”!

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World Audio Drama Day

World Audio Drama Day

Wed, October 30, 2019

October 30th, the anniversary of the War of the Worlds broadcast, is World Audio Drama Day.

To celebrate, we're singling out three standout original dramas created by Radio and Media Production students for a second-semester course. 

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Humber Journalism Honoured by Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Humber Journalism Honoured by Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Mon, October 14, 2019

 

Humber Journalism publications and students were recognized for excellence by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

 

Convergence and sweat were silver medalists at the CSPA College General Magazine Hybrid Awards, with individual student journalists receiving 15 2019 Gold Circle Award commendations across 11 categories. This year’s CSPA Gold Circle Awards attracted 7187 news and magazine entries from college and university publications around the globe. A full list of individual award recipients is included below.

 

N03 Editorial Writing

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Staff, "Tuition Poses Unnecessary Barrier to Upward Mobility, Success," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N05 Personal opinion: Off-campus issues

- SECOND PLACE: Devin Nguyen, "No Easy Route to Good Journalism," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N12 Personality profile

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Ross Lopes and David Tuchman, "In Memoriam Harry Leslie Smith," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N14 Cultural feature

- SECOND PLACE: Elesha Nicholls, "Wingin It," Scribe, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- THIRD PLACE: Kateryna Horina, "They Got Chills," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: David Tuchman, "Paying To Play," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

 N18 Briefs writing

- SECOND PLACE: Kateryna Horina and Austin Spearman, "News In Brief," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario.

N29 Single sports photograph

- THIRD PLACE: Paige McGowan, "Bear Hunting," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N37 Newsmagazine Cover

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Chelsea Alphonso and Ross Lopes, "Decolonize It," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

 N38 Page One Design

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Et Cetera Staff, "Higher Education," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N45 Alternative Story Presentation

- FIRST PLACE: Kit Kolbegger and Michelle Rowe-Jardine, "Predators of the Press," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N46 Design Portfolio of work

- SECOND PLACE: Chelsea Alphonso and Ross Lopes, Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N50 Single Subject Feature Package, Double-truck (two-facing pages)

- THIRD PLACE: Staff, "Legalization Day," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N51 Single Subject News or Feature Package, 3 or more pages or special section

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Chelsea Alphonso, Ross Lopes and Austin Spearman, "Reporting People As People," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Paige McGowan and Art Team, "Centre Stage," Scribe, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario.

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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts News

Humber a Designated Industry Partner with Telefilm

Humber a Designated Industry Partner with Telefilm

Thu, January 23, 2020

Are you a Humber Film graduate? You may be eligible for financing through Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program!

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Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists

Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists

Thu, June 13, 2019

96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.

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Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition

Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition

Mon, May 27, 2019

The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts would like to congratulate four of our students who won at Skills Ontario this spring.

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Ten Good Things to Stream When the Weather is Bad

Ten Good Things to Stream When the Weather is Bad

Wed, May 08, 2019

And they all just happen to feature Humber grads!

 

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PR Student Wins Top Prize in Humber Photography Contest

PR Student Wins Top Prize in Humber Photography Contest

Tue, April 16, 2019

Michel Johnson-Figueredo, a first-year Bachelor of Public Relations degree student, recently won first place in Humber's school-wide photo contest.

Michel's photo (displayed below) was taken on a recent trip back home to Havana, Cuba. Congratulations, Michel! We're looking forward to seeing more of your excellent work.

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