Sep 19, 2021  
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog


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Program Description

Journalism 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 & 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 practicums, usually at newspapers and magazines.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

Your Career

Graduates from this program in the Print & 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.

  • Graduates of the Journalism program have a 90% employment rate.

Student Success

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT’s programs.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Journalism with a major in Photojournalism.


There are no formal accreditation arrangements at this time. Please contact the School of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for more information.


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline

First Year

Second Year


Total Credits 60

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