Faculty of Arts

Communication and Visual Arts

You will find a balance here, as you encounter theories and big ideas in your field of study and develop your applied creative and professional skills, preparing you for future career and educational experiences.

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 Major

Develop strategic communication skills for public and professional contexts

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Media Studies Major

Examine the changing media environment and our roles within it

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Digital Journalism Major

Gather, assess, create and present news and information within the digital environment

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Communication Minors

Develop communication skills to support your main area of study

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Degree requirements

  • 120 credits with expected completion time of eight semesters; more if students opt to complete co-op, which is be encouraged.
  • At least one major.
  • TRU general education requirements, including the capstone course in the last 30 credits.
  • Maximum of 72 credits at the lower level.

You must select a major when you begin this program. It is possible, especially within the first year of study, to change majors. Please contact a program advisor for support.

Admission requirements

  • BC Grade 12 or Adult Dogwood or Mature student status.
  • English Studies /English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent).

Visual Arts

Visual Arts classes prepare you to apply skills in creative thinking and expression across a range of professional contexts, including media production, education, business and tourism.

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