College of the North Atlantic

Program Description:

College of the North Atlantic offers two journalism streams: a two-year diploma program and a one-year post-diploma program, which is for post-secondary graduates. Both programs enable students to tell stories across platforms – text, video, audio, photojournalism and the Internet.Adapting to the new realities of journalism, students learn to use social media, mobile devices and even drones to tell stories. Students acquire real-world experience in the program, particularly through a field placement in a professional Journalism workplace setting.


The diploma program is offered at our Prince Philip Drive campus in St. John’s. Students learn in a hands-on environment, honing their skills as storytellers by producing a news website, radio shows and TV productions. They have access to a radio studio and up-to-date video and audio equipment. In addition to core journalism courses, the students round out their education with related and elective courses.


The post-diploma program is offered via distance, with the exception of a four-week field placement. This stream allows students who already possess a university or college degree to acquire the core journalism skills necessary to work as professional journalists while developing media skills that are transferable to other professions.

Admissions Criteria:

1. High School graduation with 60% average in nine level 3000 credits or equivalent/minimum of 60% in level 3000 English
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition Certificate
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE) (Level III) graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile) with average pass mark of 60%
4. Mature Student Designation: For Mature Student Requirements see Procedure AC-102-PR Admission

A university degree OR minimum of a two-year college diploma from an institution recognized by College of the North Atlantic (OR a combination of other post-secondary work and industry experience acceptable to the college)

Program Contact Information:

1-888-982-2268 or 1-709-793-4028

Program Web Pages

Journalism Diploma:

Journalism Post-Diploma:


Student Publication:

Kicker, produced by student journalists at College of the North Atlantic.