Program Co-ordinator: J. Skidmore, Department of English Language and Literature
Memorial University of Newfoundland offers a specialized Diploma Program in Performance and Communications Media. This Diploma draws on the expertise of the Drama Specialization, Department of English, Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS), and CBC Television. Students receive an introduction to multi-media in the area of dramatic arts and video techniques. Students will be introduced to the wide applications of stage and video craft through a program of project-oriented courses. Required courses give students specific skills in stage and video craft and enable students to specialize in their own particular practical area of interest.
The Diploma in Performance and Communications Media prepares students to work in the cultural industries in Newfoundland (or other parts of North America). Students with this unique training are better able to work across existing media.
Academic Requirements: Applicants for the Diploma program must satisfy the general admission requirements of the University.
Interviews: In addition to meeting the general requirements of the University for admission to diploma programs, applicants for the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media must undergo an audition/interview to the satisfaction of the Program Co-ordinator. Enrolment in the Diploma in Performance and Communications Media is limited and competitive. Students are advised to notify the Program Co-ordinator in their first year if they intend to apply for this Diploma. Formal application normally takes place in the second semester of second year.
Students must complete a minimum 18 credit hours of course work in the following required courses with an overall average in these courses of at least 65%: English 3350, English 3351, English 3816, English 4400, English 4401, and English 4402.
Students must also complete 6 credit hours in English 5000 - Instructional Field Placement. Admission to this instructional field placement course is by application to the Program Co-ordinator, normally at least three months before the beginning of the placement, and is limited to students who at the time of admission have completed the six courses listed above with an overall average of at least 65% and who already hold a first degree or are in their final year of a degree program as confirmed by the Office of the Registrar.