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Journalism and Communication Studies

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*KPU Journalism grads Kristi Alexandra (top left) and Brittany Tiplady (top right) are the founders of Loose Lips Magazine, an online publication that covers local arts, culture, women’s health, and current events. Stephen Kronstein (above) is a film location scout, photographer, sportswriter, climate change activist and political candidate. He graduated with honours from the journalism program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2006. Read more about Stephen's experience with the KPU Journalism program here.

KPU’s award-winning faculty brings real-world experience in digital journalism right into the classroom. And KPU’s graduates work for some of the top news organizations in Canada and around the world, including The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, and MSNBC. Our Bachelor of Journalism program features the full range of storytelling possibilities, including writing, photography, audio, video and interactive graphics.

Students who earn the Bachelor of Journalism or who take our courses as electives while studying another major will get valuable transferable skills that can be put to use in many fields, including using social media and journalistic research skills in a professional setting. Any student can take our courses as Arts electives, whether they're getting a Journalism degree or a major in something else, or haven't figured that out yet. 

Over the course of your degree, you will learn how to:

  • Write clearly and concisely in a way that engages the public.
  • Dig up interesting information that powerful interests want to keep hidden.
  • Take professional‐quality photographs.
  • Record high‐quality video and audio footage and edit it together into a compelling story.
  • Analyze data and use it to create interactive charts and maps.
  • Better understand how the media affects society.

You can also pursue a Bachelor of Journalism and a Diploma in Public Relations at the same time while at KPU.

Please join us! 

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