Journalism

Information session: Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 pm
 
Room NH101, Senator Burns Building, SAIT Main Campus
To register, email ja.info@sait.ca or call 403.284.8849.

Fall 2017 start: applications open on Oct. 19, 2016.

  • Two-year diploma
  • Photojournalism and Print & Online Journalism Majors
  • Fall start
  • Laptop-based program using SAIT-issued laptop

Program Description

Video: Shooting for successJournalism in the 21st Century is an exciting world that offers many opportunities for those seeking to build a career. News Writing, and photojournalism are the main skills taught in the Journalism program; other specialties including advertising and public relations, publication design, and online journalism are also covered in the first year of study.

In the second year of the program, students may concentrate either on photojournalism or print and online journalism studies.

Photojournalism - Students study advanced lighting, feature, sports, advertising, lifestyle, portraiture, studio, location and staff photography techniques, in addition to portfolio strategies as they apply to digital photography systems and applications required by print media publications.

Students secure their own placements, which are approved by the program, to complete a 4-week work experience internship.

Print and Online Journalism - Students study professional techniques of writing, editing, designing, and laying out newspapers and magazines using desktop publishing techniques. They also practice special photo techniques.

During the last two semesters, students complete a practicum, usually at newspapers and magazines.

Your Career

Graduates from this program in the Print and Online Journalism option may find employment with newspapers and magazines, public affairs, advertising agencies, and other information and entertainment media, as a reporter or technical writer.

Graduates from the Photojournalism option may find employment with newspapers and magazines, wire services agencies, public relations and advertising agencies, and other information and entertainment media, as an independent photojournalist, photographer, photographic editor
or page designer.

Student Success

Students with higher secondary or post-secondary marks usually experience greater success in SAIT programs.