Program Structure

Students working in the television studio

You will have eight months on Western's beautiful campus in the fall and winter terms, and in the summer, your internship may be pursued elsewhere. All the coursework of the final term can be done virtually.

The Fall Term

The fall term is devoted to five required courses and a number of required workshops, all of which will help prepare you for the second term. This term will get you familiar with journalism, communications and media production. Courses include:

MMJC 9101 Introduction to Journalism
MMJC 9102 Introduction to Communications
MMJC 9103 Audio and Visual Storytelling Skills
MMJC 9104 The Social Media & Digital Production Dojo
MMJC 9105 Information and Media Law

The Winter Term

After the holiday break, you'll return to take two required courses, and three electives. In addition to our media theory and ethics course, you will need to take either a journalism- or communications-focused integrated storytelling course. It depends on what kind of internship you'd like to pursue. You may also choose to enrol in both, taking one as an elective.  

MMJC 9200 Doing Democracy Right or Doing Right by Democracy? Ethics, Critical Theory and the Public Right to Know
MMJC 9201 Telling the Story Using Integrated Media (Journalism)
MMJC 9202 Telling the Story Using Integrated Media (Communications)

You can check out the electives from last year here.

The Summer Term

You'll finish up the year with your internship and the capstone project. Read more about them here.

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