Journalism and Creative Writing

Develop career-based skills in journalism, social media and content creation with the new integrated degree/diploma program from Trent University Durham GTA and Durham College.

Trent University Durham GTA and Durham College have teamed up to create an exciting new integrated degree and diploma program— blending the practical media production experience gained in college with crucial critical- thinking and writing skills developed in university. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, you’ll gain new confidence building a strong portfolio of work that will help launch your career in journalism, broadcasting and media.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.


  • Durham GTA

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Resume Boosters:

  • Sharpen your skills participating in non- fiction and creative writing workshops
  • Build a portfolio of work creating content on all media platforms, including Durham College’s ‘working newsroom’
  • Get valuable work experience with a seven-week field placement at places such as the Toronto Star, CBC, CTV News, and more
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Journalist
  • Content Creator
  • Editor
  • Social Media Manager
  • Author
  • Producer
  • Copywriter
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Communication Officer

Popular Courses:

  • Writing for Broadcast
  • Print & Web Design
  • Feature Writing & Publishing
  • Television Studies
  • Visual Media
  • Critical & Opinion Writing
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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