The diploma is a two-year program that uses writing-intensive classes and carefully chosen electives. You will be taught craft, critical thinking, research, collaboration, self-assessment and ways to apply these skills in the new media. Gain a broader understanding of writing and hone your craft in a way that prepares you for the labour market. Learn to communicate effectively through technologies that are revolutionizing the workforce. Pursue an internship with local businesses and community organizations. Work with a team dedicated to your success who will mentor you to success. Go ahead, distinguish yourself. 

What you will learn

We speak it, read it, and write it every day, but yet, most do not understand how truly empowering and important proper communication can be. Employers and professors agree: distinguished students solve problems, think critically and creatively, work well on teams, they are comfortable learning new technologies and strategies, and most importantly, they convey fresh ideas clearly and persuasively.

Become familiar with:

  • YouTube & Video
  • Podcast, Radio & Audio
  • Website Design & Maintenance
  • Blogging
  • Social Media
  • And much more

The ability to communicate and express oneself effectively is something highly sought after by today's employers. Schools, businesses, and government need graduates with excellent communication skills, and the Diploma in Writing and New Media not only prepares students to succeed, but it also does so in a way that distinguishes them. This diploma builds on the foundations of why students choose to study at St. Peter's College.

Tuition Estimates

Canadian  International 
Tuition Coming soon Coming soon
Fees $300 $300
Mentorship Coming soon Coming soon
Books $1,000 - $1,500 $1,000 - $1,500

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 


  • Librarian
  • Novelist
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Website designer
  • Business administrator
  • Government
  • Law school
  • Public relations
  • Arts administrator
  • Non-fiction writer
  • Marketing
  • Journalist
  • Social media manager
  • Human Resources
  • TV or radio broadcaster
  • Speechwriter
  • Web content manager
  • Blogger
  • Library Science

...and much more

Program extensions

While the Diploma in Writing and New Media is unique, it can still be combined with other certificates, diplomas, or bachelor degrees to further supplement your education and employability. Some of these can be accomplished in the standard four-years, whereas others may require spring and summer classes or another semester/year to complete. Common examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Certificate in Criminology and Addictions
  • Bachelor of English
  • Juris Doctor (Law school)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Sociology

Admission Requirements and Deadlines


Start term Application Deadline
Fall - 2020 Aug 15, 2020

Required High School Classes

  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

Students entering the Diploma in Writing and New Media program, or who are undecided about which program they are interested in, are encouraged to take Foundations of Mathematics 30. Students interested in Bachelor of Science programs are encouraged to take Pre-Calculus 30.

Students can be admitted into this college with a mathematics deficiency but are encouraged to consult the college upon admission to plan how to clear the deficiency. 

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required grade average

Applications are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meeting requirements of enrolment is not a guarantee of acceptance and applicants will only be considered if there is a seat available. There is extremely limited seating to maintain the rigour of the programming so it is recommended to apply as soon as possible.

Minimum admission average: 60%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.


Additional Requirements for Admission

Applicants to the Diploma of Writing and New Media are required to submit a letter of intent before being accepted. Details of the letter will follow after students apply for the Diploma in Writing and New Media on the St. Peter's College application.

The applicant will also be required to undergo a short interview to finalize whether admission is granted or not. The interview may be done through video conferencing or phone call, but in-person is preferable. If you are not accepted into the diploma program, please know that you may still begin or continue your University of Saskatchewan studies at St. Peter's College.

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.