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About Digital Media and Journalism

The media environment is rapidly changing and evolving. The skills associated with journalism continue to be highly valuable, but not just for traditional media outlets anymore. Increasingly, all industries, corporations and organizations rely on digital media for their communications and marketing needs. Content creators push their content to Instagram, Snapchat and other social media platforms. But with an overload of content, how we do we strategically use these new technologies to share news and content of all kinds with audiences?

Digital Media and Journalism at Laurier

Our Digital Media and Journalism program will provide you with the critical thinking and technical skills you’ll need to work in the fast-paced and fast-changing world of media. Your comprehensive education in journalism, public relations and digital and social media will prepare you for a career as a digital media professional in a competitive environment where credible news outlets and organizations of all kinds fight for visibility in our media-saturated world.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to produce professional quality digital content, tell compelling stories and harness the power of digital and social media. You will also understand the broader social, political, cultural and economic issues shaping today’s media environments helping you to generate the kinds of compelling content that make for a responsible, balanced and memorable media experience.

New Certificate in Digital Media Production 

The new Certificate in Digital Media Production, which is required part of the program, will complement your theoretical learning with skills-based training in digital audio, video, photography, imaging, graphic design, and web design. The certificate courses are completed over the duration of the four-year degree and are from both the Digital Media and Journalism program, as well as the User Experience Design program. The certificate courses include: 

  • Audio Storytelling 
  • Videography 
  • Photography and Visual Imaging 
  • Graphic Design Studio 
  • Web Design 

As a Digital Media and Journalism student, you’ll be automatically admitted to the Certificate in Digital Media Production as part of the Honours program. The certificate is exclusively available to students in Digital Media and Journalism.  

"This is an amazing program! For anyone who is passionate about media, journalism and/or advocacy, this program provides the perfect blend of academic knowledge and practical skills."

– Talha Naeem (BA '19)


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