Durham College Public Relations
Ontario’s only fast-tracked Public Relations Advanced Diploma program
What is Public Relations?
Public Relations is defined in The Practice of Public Relations as being a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.
Careers in the public relations field include, but are not limited to, the following:
Why Choose Durham College?
Durham College’s Public Relations program allows graduates to enter the workforce quicker and with all the skills they need to become successful practitioners. This fast-tracked program offers students the opportunity to learn about the industry within two calendar years while earning an Ontario College Advanced Diploma.
- Complete two placements – one non-profit and one corporate
- Produce the alumni publication Reflections magazine
- Learn Adobe Creative Suite programs like Photoshop, InDesign and Premier
Seats are still available. To apply, visit the Ontario Colleges website.
“Durham College’s fast-track Public Relations program prepared me for the workforce. The program provided me with relevant public relations skills such as writing, social media, event planning, and marketing while offering me the opportunity to grow as an individual.The program’s two field placements gave me real world experience before graduation making me marketable to future employers!”
Kirsti McNabney, 2015 Graduate
Media releases, feature stories, communications plans, critical paths
Social media calendars, theory behind content creation, analytics
Public service announcements, photography, graphic design, video production
Raise money as a class for second-year class trip and non-profit organizations
Non-profit placement in fourth semester and full-time corporate placement in fifth semester
Plan and execute events with classmates for fundraising purposes