Master of Media in Journalism & Communication (MMJC)
The only program of its kind in Canada
Our one-year professional program will guide you to a successful career in journalism and/or communications. We offer small classes, lots of contact with your teachers and technicians, and an opportunity to learn a wide range of media production skills in an extremely supportive environment. You’ll also have 24-7 access to state-of-the-art production gear and facilities.
Because we accept only a small number of students each year, we can adapt our curriculum quickly to the shifting requirements of both the journalism and communications industries. While we begin with an introduction to classic storytelling techniques, we also teach innovative ways to tell important, powerful and engaging tales across all media platforms. Upon completion of this degree, you’ll be well-equipped to tell compelling stories as they emerge in a rapidly changing landscape.
Western University is ideally situated to benefit from our strong community connections. We work closely with local media, including CBC London, CTV, TVO and the London Free Press. In addition, through our faculty and alum, we have strong ties to the broader London community, including many non-profits, NGOs and other groups and organizations.
On a more personal note, by the end of the year, you’ll feel like you’re part of a family that includes your instructors, classmates and the hundreds of our alumni who work in journalism, communications and other related fields across Canada and around the world.
Through the MMJC program, you will have an opportunity to do a long internship with media or communications organizations to which you would not otherwise have access. Finally, you’ll graduate with a master’s degree – a qualification that will open more doors for your career than a diploma, certificate or undergraduate degree.
Our program goal is not only to prepare you for employment when you graduate, but also to teach you the strategic and contextual thinking needed to adapt or change direction as the media landscape evolves.