Communication Studies Diploma

Business & Professional Studies, School of Communication

Credential
Diploma

Program Highlights

Gain the skills and abilities you’ll need start a career in communication, or to move on to upper level university courses in communication studies.

The Communication Studies Diploma is a two-year, 60-credit program that provides a foundation for students who are aiming at careers in:

  • journalism
  • public, community and government affairs
  • media relations
  • radio or television
  • audio visual programming
  • media administration and research
  • publishing
  • policy analysis
  • communications project development
  • writing and editing.
  • Identify, evaluate and apply major theoretical traditions in communication studies
  • Assess and explain the development of communication media, practices and industries
  • Demonstrate critical media literacy as both producers and consumers of communication
  • Employ basic research methods for projects in communication and media studies
  • Analyse the perspectives from which diverse stakeholders engage in communication

Intakes

Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Fall Both
North Vancouver Spring Both

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$3,908 $1,091 $4,999
Year 2$3,908 $1,091 $4,999
Total$7,816 $2,182 $9,998

Program Requirements and Outlines

Core CMNS Courses

Required:
CMNS 112 Intro Communication Studies 3.00 credits
CMNS 132 Explorations in Mass Media 3.00 credits
CMNS 261 Interpreting CMNS Documents 3.00 credits
CMNS 262 Communications Research 3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 231 Cultural Industries in Canada 3.00 credits
SOC 223 Media and Society 3.00 credits
Core CMNS Courses Credits Required 15.00

Choice

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 209 History of Media 3.00 credits
CMNS 253 Society and Digital Media 3.00 credits
Choice Credits Required 3.00

Choice

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 222 Communication and Ideology 3.00 credits
CMNS 235 Understanding News 3.00 credits
CMNS 236 Understanding Television 3.00 credits
Choice Credits Required 6.00

Choice

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 190 Article Writing 3.00 credits
CMNS 209 History of Media 3.00 credits
CMNS 222 Communication and Ideology 3.00 credits
CMNS 235 Understanding News 3.00 credits
CMNS 236 Understanding Television 3.00 credits
CMNS 253 Society and Digital Media 3.00 credits
CMNS 255 Interpersonal Communication 3.00 credits
CMNS 270 Visual Communication 3.00 credits
CMNS 295 The Culture of Advertising 3.00 credits
CMNS 353 Technology and Everyday Life 3.00 credits
CMNS 353 Technology and Everyday Life 3.00 credits
CMNS 360 Corporate Communications 3.00 credits
CMNS 370 Photography as Communication 3.00 credits
Choice Credits Required 6.00

Electives

Required:
ENGL 100 Academic Writing Strategies 3.00 credits

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Choose 27.00 credits from the following list:

Note: At least 3 credits must be designated as Quantitative/Analytical.

 

Humanities (Art History, History, English, Foreign languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, Studio or Performing Arts) credits

 

Science/Applied Science (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Math, Physics or Kinetics) credits

 

Social Science (Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology {except SOC 223} and Women's Studies) or Business credits


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Electives Credits Required 30.00

Important Dates

Term

Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

August 7

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent with a minimum grade of "B"
  • For students with previous post-secondary experience, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a scale of 4.33) or equivalent.
  • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
  • A letter of intent and resume must be submitted by all students with previous post-secondary experience, and may be requested of other applicants.

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Contact

Have questions about this program? Get in touch with an admissions advisor.

Student Information Services

Admissions Advisor
604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
capuinfo@capilanou.ca

School of Communication


604 990 7939
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