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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


Tell multimedia stories that make a difference while holding powers to account. Learn how to produce and publish 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, podcasting and online delivery. Through working in our award-winning newsroom environment and by mastering digital technologies, such as Adobe Creative Suite and DSLR and video cameras, you will graduate with the skills employers seek in media and communications fields.

Career possibilities

  • Multimedia journalist
  • News reporter and editor
  • Social media specialist
  • Communications manager
  • Advocacy communicator
  • Policy researcher
  • Podcast producer
  • 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 student Ethan Ward

Student Ethan Ward embraces research into parks during pandemic

Skills gained will support a career in journalism.

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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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Virtual information session

We would love to meet you. Attend an information session on the Bachelor of Communication — Journalism and Digital Media on Wednesday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. MDT