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Work Placement Benefits Students and Employers

Work Integrated Learning provides a valuable bridge between a student’s academic education and the real world. On the job experience is one of the most effective ways to for students to practice the skills they have acquired in the classroom, and also develop confidence in their field. For employers, students provide extra help and new ideas, as well as bringing fresh, innovative thinking to industry. We are here to help you make the connection.

Work Placement Criteria by Program

The School of Media Studies and Information Technology has a number of programs with a mandatory work placement component. Work terms are generally completed within a scheduled time period in the final year of study.

Degree Placement Period Availability
Bachelor of Digital Communications 420 hours (12-14 weeks) May-August
Bachelor of Journalism 420 hours (12-14 weeks) May-August
Bachelor of Public Relations 420 hours (12-14 weeks) May-August
Bachelor of Creative Advertising 420 hours (12-14 weeks) January-April
Bachelor of Film & Media Production 420 hours (12-14 weeks) May-August
Diploma Placement Period Availability
Advertising & Graphic Design 140 hours May-August
Advertising & Marketing Communications 140 hours May-August
Broadcast Television/Videography 120 hours January-April
Broadcasting – Radio 160 hours May-August
Photography 72 hours January-April
Film & Television Production 160 hours January-April
Graphic Design 140 hours May-August
Journalism 240 hours January-April
Media Communications 160 hours (2 days/week – 10 weeks) January-April
Multimedia Design & Development 140 hours (4 days/week – 5 weeks) January-April
Public Relations 420 hours January-April
Graduate Certificate Placement Period Availability
Advertising Account Management 280 hours May-August
Advertising Copywriting 280 hours May-August
Journalism 210 hours May-August
Post-Production 150 hours May-August
Public Relations 280 hours May-August and August-November
User Experience (UX) Design 110 hours November/December and April/May
Web Development 280 hours July-August

*Work placements are normally full-time, 35-hours per week, during regular workplace hours. Accommodations can be made for students to complete hours on a part-time basis.

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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.