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Journalism and Digital Media

Bachelor of Communication (BCMM)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity

Calgary Journal — contribute to our award-winning publication, distributed online

International opportunities — take part in an international field school or exchange program

Personal — if you enrol in MRU's journalism program, you will know and work closely with your professors

Work experience — graduate with work experience in your field


Create podcasts, YouTube videos and other multimedia journalism that can make a difference and hold powers to account. Learn how to write and produce stories ranging from investigative reports to sports, entertainment, science and human rights coverage. Blending theory and practice, you will gain new skills in reporting, interviewing, videography, photography, writing, editing, digital design and online delivery. Through working with our top-quality digital publishing and podcasting capabilities, you will graduate with the skills employers seek in creative media and communications fields.

Career possibilities

  • Multimedia journalist
  • Communications manager
  • Podcast producer
  • Social media specialist
  • News reporter and editor
  • Policy researcher
  • Advocacy communicator
  • Documentary maker

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Alumni testimonials

Hear from our alumni who have ended up in careers as diverse as their personalities.

MRU journalism alumnus Doug Dirks

MRU alumnus creates new journalism scholarship

$50,000 gift from Doug Dirks establishes scholarship for journalism students.

Journalism students Kelsea Arnett and Lily Dupuis

Students' gain on-the-job journalism experience

Kelsea Arnett and Lily Dupuis covered Alberta's provincial election in May 2023.

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School of Communication Studies

Mount Royal is pleased to offer four Bachelor of Communication degrees, including majors in Broadcast Media Studies, Information Design, Journalism and Digital Media and Public Relations.

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