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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Communication and Digital Journalism


Embrace studies in public and strategic communication, media relations, media and technology, multimedia storytelling, digital journalism, visual communication, and digital design. With this degree, you will be ready to navigate flexible opportunities as a digital journalist, a public relations specialist, a media analyst or a content producer.


Public relations, media studies, digital journalism


Campus: public relations, international professional communication, digital media studies. Open Learning: public relations, professional communication.


Public relations: Private and public sector organizations hire people to plan and carry out communication and public relations activities. Employers regularly look for people with university degrees in communication or journalism to produce content and develop strategic approaches to communication for their organization.

Media studies careers: Digital and media literacy are in demand across a broad range of public and private sectors, as organizations looks for people able to manage these competencies in the current media landscape. You will find opportunities in further study, within the media industry, as well as other sectors negotiating the relationships of media, technology, and communication.

Digital journalism careers: The field of journalism is changing but the need for engaging and ethical storytelling in the public interest is not going away. You will find opportunities across both traditional and non-traditional, public and private, areas of journalistic storytelling.

Admission Requirements

Open admission

  • Grade 12 or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)

Admission to each major program may have specific requirements.

 If you don’t meet the requirements

High school graduates can apply and be admitted to this program while upgrading at TRU.

Mature students without a high school diploma (or equivalent) can work towards completing their BC High School Graduation Diploma while in this program through TRU courses.

Students who do not qualify for mature student status can apply for the TRU University Preparation program to complete their BC High School Graduation Diploma.

» Talk to a student recruiter about your options. You may be eligible for free tuition. Or learn more about upgrading.

Next Steps

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for this program per semester:

  • Canadian
  • International
Choose the number of courses:
Tuition $0.00
Fees $0.00
Books and supplies
Typically about $150 per course
Total (CDN) $0.00

Does not include a lab fee of $23.03 that may apply to some courses.

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