Canadian Institute of Mass Communication


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Quality education ONLINE. Relevant to changing media landscape.


Industry-Oriented Career-Enhancing Media Education

Self Paced Learning

Study at your own schedule and convenience.

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High quality curriculum design and study material.

Affordable Price

CIMC is a Non-Profit Organization


Curriculum Outline

Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Mass Communication
Unit 2 – Process of Communication
Unit 3 – Forms of Communication
Unit 4 – Oral Communication
Unit 5 – Listening Skills
Unit 6 – Reading Skills
Unit 1 – Mass Communication Concepts
Unit 2 – Other Forms of Communication
Unit 3 – Functions of Mass Communication
Unit 4 – Theories of Mass Communication
Unit 5 – Tools of Mass Communication
Unit 6 – Journalism & Mass Communication
Unit 1 – Journalism
Unit 2 – What is NEWS?
Unit 3 – News Media Operations
Unit 4 – News Agency Journalism
Unit 1 – Principles of Photography
Unit 2 – Photographic Equipment
Unit 3 – Cameras & Photographs
Unit 4 – Photographic Subjects
Unit 5 – News Value for Pictures
Unit 1 – Principles of Reporting
Unit 2 – Reporting Techniques
Unit 3 – Types of Reporting
Unit 4 – Editing Theories
Unit 5 – Functions of Editing
Unit 6 – Newsroom Structure
Unit 7 – Headlining
Unit 1 – Introduction to Editing
Unit 2 – Editorial Setup of a Daily
Unit 3 – Editorial Setup of a Magazine
Unit 4 – Newsroom Setup
Unit 5 – Editing Desk v/s Reporting Section
Unit 6 – Newsroom Workflow
Unit 7 – Copy Writing
Unit 8 – News Evaluation
Unit 9 – News Editing

Unit 1 – Editing Overview
Unit 2 – Language Skills for News Desk
Unit 3 – Writing the Headline
Unit 4 – Newspaper Make Up
Unit 5 – Pages Planning
Unit 6 – Front Page
Unit 7 – Morning and “Dak” Editions
Unit 8 – News Evaluation

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ENHANCE your skills. UPGRADE your knowledge. 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 continuous learning, you will also gain skills like self-reliance, self-motivation and time-management, which will prepare you for future challenges.

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 it 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.

The fee for CIMC’s online education program is kept at a bare minimum. This is because CIMC is a federally incorporated Canadian NON-PROFIT organization, mandated to offer its services at affordable rates, without sacrificing quality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students take the 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 listed in the ‘Curriculum Outline‘ above, 44 high quality lessons are offered in 7 modules:

  • CMC-101 – Principles of Communication
  • CMC-102 – Mass Communication Concepts & Processes
  • CMC-103 – Print Media Journalism
  • CMC-104 – Photo journalism
  • CMC-105 – Reporting & Editing
  • CMC-106 – Editing: Concepts & Processes
There are no educational 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.

Click the ‘Get ADMISSION‘ button on this page, and proceed to online registration and enrolment. It is fast and simple. Once enrolled, you can start studying at your own pace.

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 your online course. There is no requirement for you to buy any textbook or other resource.
When you successfully complete the Online Course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion. Your original ‘Certificate in Mass Communication’ will be couriered to you (C.O.D.), if you email your postal address to
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.

Students Say

“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.”

“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.”​

“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.”

“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.”

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