Что я буду изучать?

As one of the top ten in demand professions in Canada, public relations professionals, including communications and media relations specialists, share vital messages through attention-grabbing writing, video, social media, special events and fundraising campaigns. Regardless of the field – sports, fashion, music, television or health-care – a creative PR professional is an essential part of any successful business or non-profit organization. In this growing industry our graduates are highly sought after and enjoy a wide range of career opportunities. The hands-on curriculum includes two unique field placements. Durham College is the only compressed program in Ontario, which allows graduates to enter the workforce in just two calendar years.

If you like to write then you'll love this program! This fast-track, three-year diploma program, which is delivered over two calendar years, focuses on effective communication strategies in the public relations industry. In this growth business our grads are highly sought after and enjoy a wide range of career opportunities.

Consider the fact that Forbes’ list of 25 Most Successful Jobs for Millennials listed Public Relations Manager and Public Relations Specialist as two of them.

Public relations (PR) practitioners must be versatile and skilled writers and speakers as they help people and organizations explain who they are, what they do and why they do it.

You will develop your writing and editing skills for electronic and print media as well as your practical skills in a workshop setting with a not-for-profit agency for a one day a week field placement, and gain hands-on training in Accessibility standards and compliance. You will also write and produce Reflections, Durham College's award-winning alumni magazine.

Your hands-on skills will be refined through organizing and executing a media conference. Students’ event plan and fundraise for an international field trip during their second year. Examples include: Washington, Chicago and Boston. Travelling to another country provides students with a wide range of real-world connections through professional development sessions and networking with industry professionals.

After completing your course work you will also gain hands-on industry experience working on placement in a corporate PR office.

Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Social media coordinator
  • Event planner
  • Publicist
  • Media relations coordinator
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Digital content specialist
  • Account coordinator
  • Communications coordinator
  • Freelance public relations consultant

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

School of Media, Art and Design (MAD)

Варианты обучения

Очная (5 семестров)

Цена
CAD$14,396.00 (848,821 руб) за 1 год
Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Сентябрь 2022

Где

Durham College

Oshawa campus,

2000 Simcoe Street North,

OSHAWA,

Ontario (ON),

L1G 0C5, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для иностранных студентов

Students must have the equivalent of an: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Grade 12 English (C or U); Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U) (minimum 60 per cent).

RECOMMENDED

  • Keyboarding
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and proficiency in spelling and grammar.

English language requirements:

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5, no band score less than 6.0
  • IBT TOEFL: 88, with minimum section scores of 22
  • PTE Academic: 60 minimum overall, no section below 57 L,W,S,R
  • CAEL: Overall score of 70, no section below 70
  • DET 110

Требования к IELTS могут отличаться в зависимости от выбранного курса

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