Canadian Institute of Mass Communication

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This module introduces the students to fundamentals of communication. Today communication is a part of our everyday life. It is all around us. Thus, the purpose and benefits of communication are also discussed here. The different types of communication like inter-personal, intra-personal and mass communication are also discussed. The communication process has various elements like the sender, receiver, noise, coding, decoding, etc. which are also discussed in this module. You will also learn about reading and listening skills.
The second module explains the meaning and significance of Mass Communication, the concept of mass culture, and the different forms of mass communication or mass media in our society. It presents an interface between the intra-personal communication and mass communication. The functions of mass communication and the impact or influence of Mass Communication on the society are discussed, along with the different theories of mass communication, with emphasis on the four major Theories of the Press propounded by Fred Siebert, Theodore Peterson & Wilbur, Schramm. The module also focuses on the various tools or the media of mass communication, and analyzes the effect of mass communication on the modern society.
This module covers the growth, importance and dimensions of journalism. Nature of news, news value and the various elements like orientation, perspective, objectivity and fairness are also discussed in this unit. The module also focuses on various aspects of celebrity journalism and the development and importance of news agencies for the growth of journalism. Three modes of daily journalism and new approaches to Journalism are also discussed.
This module presents the principles and elements of photography in newspaper. You will also learn about the different photographic equipments and how to use these in the assignments of photojournalism. Different types of photography are also discussed. You will also learn about various aspects of news value in photography, the impact of technology, field assignments and their evaluation.
This module explains the basic principles of reporting, and discusses the techniques of news writing. You will learn about the qualities of a good reporter along with the techniques applied in reporting. The pitfalls and problems encountered while reporting are also explored. The module also discusses the different beats and types of reporting. You will learn about the requirement and need of editing in journalism, the editing procedures and different people associated with editing in newspaper organization like the sub-editor and the chief sub-editor, focusing on the various functions and qualifications of a sub-editor and chief-sub editor. The module explains the structure and functions of the newsroom, and discusses the various types and techniques of headlining.
This module deals with the concepts and processes of editing. It also covers the basic editorial set-up of a daily newspaper organization. You will learn what goes into the news room. The module also deals with the basic functions of the news editor and others like the Chief Reporter & Other Reporters, Correspondents, Stringers, Freelancers. It talks about the sources from where the stories come, all the editing processes, newsroom workflow, copy writing, news evaluation and news editing.
The last module of this course deals with the sources from where stories come, all the editing processes, newsroom workflow, copy writing, news evaluation and news editing. Aspects of Language Skills for News Desk, Writing the Headline, Newspaper Make Up, Pages Design & Layout, Front Page Planning, etc. are discussed in detail.


FREE access is available  to the first module of the course. For full content access, you must ENROLL.

Course Fee $250.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

This course is most suitable for people who are already involved in or are interested in getting involved in the Mass Media Communication industry. Students take this foundational online course for a variety of reasons and come from diverse backgrounds, professions, and age groups. The course is designed for post-secondary students as well as professionals. With the online course, you can:
  • Advance your skill-set or begin a career change without disrupting your daily life.
  • Take the next step in your formal education.
  • Ease the transition before entering a full-time academic program.
  • Gain reputable credential at affordable cost.
  • Enjoy learning a new topic.
  • As per the ‘Course Outline‘ above, the course is delivered through 44 Study Units (lessons) across 7 modules:
  • CMC 1 – Principles of Communication (7 Units)
  • CMC 2 – Mass Communication Processes (6 Units)
  • CMC 3 – Print Media Journalism (4 Units)
  • CMC 4 – Photo journalism (5 Units)
  • CMC 5 – Reporting & Editing (7 Units)
  • CMC 6 – Editing Concepts (8 Units)
  • CMC 7 – Editing Processes (7 Units)
  • Yes. The course is recognized by California University, USA (Foreign Credentials Evaluation). As per CU-FCE Certificate of Recognition (CU8772-01-3118, January 30, 2018), successful students of this course “shall be eligible for further education worldwide“. The course is also recognized by the University Grants Commission, India.
    There are no academic prerequisites for admission. The online course is open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. Proficiency in English language  is expected, as the study material is in English.
    The online course is designed for you to study at your own pace and schedule, entirely according to your own convenience. There is no deadline to finish the course. You decide how much time you need to complete the course. You can finish it as soon as you want, or you can take as much time as you need. It is possible to complete the course in one dedicated month, but you certainly have the freedom to take more time.
    The fee for CIMC’s online education program is kept at a bare minimum, as CIMC is a federally incorporated NON-PROFIT organization of Canada, mandated to offer its Distance Education services at affordable rates, without sacrificing quality. The fee for ‘Certificate in Mass Communication’ is $250.
    Click on the button “Enroll Online Now” and proceed to online ENROLLMENT. It’s fast and simple. You can immediately start your self-paced study.
    CIMC’s Online Education portal will become available to you immediately upon enrolment. You will log in with the email and password created at the time of registration. The online learning platform is an intuitive, self-contained environment that requires no additional software, and is easily accessible on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices via a reliable internet connection.
    All study materials are included with this online course, in digital format presented on the screen of your device. There is no need to download anything, and you don’t have to buy any textbook or other resource.
    Upon successful completion of the Online Course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion. Your original ‘Certificate in Mass Communication‘ will be mailed to you upon request, if you provide your postal address to CIMC. See Certificate sample below.
    Your educational certificate from the Canadian Institute of Mass Communication will demonstrate to future employers that you have current knowledge of mass communication topics, provided by a trusted Canadian institution. Including Online Courses on your resume, posting your Certificate to your online profiles such as LinkedIn, and staying connected with CIMC are powerful ways to continue leveraging your experience long after your course has ended. CIMC is committed to assisting its successful students gain further higher education in Canada.
    This course has no practical lessons, and there is no requirement to purchase any equipment or material whatsoever.

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    Students' Testimonials

    Atwine Aineamaani, student at Bishop Barham University College, Uganda.

    "CIMC has made it easy for me to transition back into the academic world. The online courses afforded me the opportunity to pursue my study through a program that was flexible and convenient for my schedule. I have access to the course materials all the time. Because of this I never miss anything, and feel like I'm in charge of my own education. The courseware is very comprehensive. For the excellent quality of the courseware, the fee is very low."
    Divya Valiathan, EDITOR
    "I always wanted to pursue a proper course in Mass Communication, but with my busy career as a Television Producer, I didn't think I'd be able to. My production duties require me to travel a lot, often with no advanced notice. However, the ‘CIMC Education' program, turned out to be exactly what I had been looking for. This online study program allows me to take my education with me on the road, and when I do get behind, the entire course material is right there, ready to help me get back on track."​
    Tarun Coomar, TV PRODUCER
    "My continuing education from CIMC has served me well in spearheading my media career. The Certificate itself helped me get promoted, and my upgraded credentials helped me get a number of coveted assignments."
    Mellisa Keenan, SCRIPT WRITER
    "I am extremely pleased with the quality and flexibility of CIMC’s online certificate course in Mass Communication. As a journalist, my routine includes long work weeks and is quite unpredictable. Often I have to be out of the country for several weeks at a time. But with CIMC, I can always keep up with the course, as long as I have internet."

    CIMC Online Education

    Move your career forward

    CIMC’s Online Education will help you advance your career, by adding a reputable Canadian credential to your professional resume. Through Distance Education and continuous learning, you will also gain skills like self-reliance, self-motivation and time-management, which will prepare you for future challenges.

    Learn at your own pace

    As long as you have a reliable internet connection, you have access to ‘CIMC Education’ online courses. There are no prerequisites or formal requirements for admission, and you will have access to the best curriculum and study material. You have the freedom to choose where and when to study. You can combine your Distance Education with other commitments like family duties or with a job where you earn while studying. You can set up your own schedule and learn at your own pace.

    Modest fees

    The fee for CIMC’s online education program is kept at a bare minimum. This is because CIMC is mandated to offer its Distance Education services at affordable rates, without sacrificing quality.