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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism


Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Thompson Rivers University

The practical focus of the Journalism program from the Thompson Rivers University is on writing, editing, interviewing, photography and working with technology to produce print and online publications.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years
Intake: January / September
Tuition Fee: C$1,884 per semester
Location: Kamloops, Canada

Explore theory such as media law and journalistic ethics, and cultivate decision-making and critical-thinking skills. Prepare for a career in news organizations or communication and media liaison departments.

The theory side of the Journalism program from the Thompson Rivers University emphasizes media law, journalistic ethics, decision-making and critical thinking.

Students are encouraged to develop and hone their skills through working with widely circulated hard copy and electronic publications. The program is also structured to accommodate students with a wide range of educational and practical experience, as well as to provide a broad set of career and educational options for graduates.

Overall, this is what you’ll learn

  • Basic journalism skills and understanding of the critical knowledge areas required by journalists and other professional communicators.
  • Deadline reporting skills and expertise in common areas of news coverage.
  • Familiarity with industry software and the high-level production skills gained by producing publications.
  • Theoretical understanding of the problems and challenges faced in the field.
  • Focused knowledge and skill in an area relevant to each student’s career goals.

Courses included:

  • Technical Writing
  • Digital Imaging and Editing
  • Research Methods in Communication
  • Travel Media
  • Advanced Professional Communication
  • Studies in Communication, Film and Digital Production
  • Organizational Communications

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

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Students are trained for jobs as journalists and communication specialists.