In this new age of journalism, a wide range of organizations are seeking to tell their stories online, engaging audiences and explaining complex issues. They range from the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors to non-governmental organizations to corporations and governments. All are seeking those who can combine the storytelling and explanatory skills of journalists with design thinking and online production skills rooted in information technology programs that collectively can turn ideas into informative online content.

This partnership between the School of Journalism and Communication and the School of Information Technology prepares graduates for the rapidly changing world of online journalism and multi-platform reporting.

Bachelor of Media Production and Design

The limited-enrolment Bachelor of Media Production and Design incorporates journalism, MPAD and ITEC courses to help students become proficient in non-fiction storytelling designed for online and mobile devices.

Intensive hands-on workshops, seminars and larger lecture courses will give students a strong foundation in programming and design skills, data assembly and presentation, research, writing, and narrative abilities across media formats.


Carleton’s Capital Advantage

Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, gives you unique access to a wide range of employers who are seeking graduates with this skill set. These include government and public service, non-governmental organizations, corporations, media organizations, educational institutions, charities, not-for-profits and others.

Program Highlights

  • Acquire expertise in cutting-edge program
  • Limited enrolment
  • Multiple career paths
  • Paid co-op opportunities in industry
  • Faculty with strong professional connections

Program Information

  • Required Courses: English (ENG4U), Math (Advanced Functions recommended)
  • Co-op Option: yes

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