Digital Media & Journalism (BA)
- Wilfrid Laurier University – Brantford Campus
- Bachelor of Arts, BA
- OUAC Program Code
- Grade Range
- Low 70s
- Experiential Learning
- Practicum or internship option available
- 958 (all Faculty of Liberal Arts programs combined)
- Instruction Language
- 1 of ENG4U, ETS4U, EWC4U or EAE4U at 75%
Additional Admission Criteria
Competitive admission range (mean entrance average of last year's admitted students): Low 80s
English Proficiency Requirements
If your first language is not English, you must submit evidence of your English proficiency by providing a satisfactory score from an accepted test of English proficiency. If required by testing centres, Laurier’s institution code is 0893.
Exemptions may be granted to applicants who have studied in an English-language school system on a full-time basis for a minimum of 3 years. Find more information about exemptions on our website.
Learn English at Laurier
The LEAF program is an academic English program for future Laurier students, designed to prepare them for success in university. To complete the LEAF program, students must also complete an academic course for credit. The LEAF program has 5 levels, and students begin at the level that most closely aligns with their English proficiency.
Students who are academically admissible to the university and eligible for LEAF program levels 3, 4 or 5 will receive a conditional offer of admission to an academic program with a condition to attend the LEAF program. Upon successful completion of LEAF Level 5, students may progress into full-time undergraduate studies. Contact email@example.com or visit the LEAF website for more information.
Laurier English & Academic Foundation Program
There are two 14-week terms (fall and winter) and two 8-week intensive summer terms in each calendar year. The 14-week terms are the same length as our fall and winter undergraduate terms, allowing LEAF students to interact with both domestic and international students during the busiest times of the year.
In Level 5 of the LEAF program, you will be required to complete a course for credit. This will help you get a head start towards completing your degree while you complete your LEAF program requirements. To complete the LEAF program successfully, students need to achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each LEAF program course, complete a half-credit university course and a obtain a minimum overall average of 70% in Level 5.
LEAF Program Level Eligibility
Check the table below to determine if you are eligible for LEAF levels 3, 4 or 5.
All accepted tests of English proficiency may be used to determine LEAF program eligibility.
2019 LEAF Program Terms
- January 7 – April 19, 2019
- April 22 – June 14, 2019
- June 24 – August 16, 2019
- September 3 – December 20, 2019
For more information about the LEAF program, visit the LEAF website.
Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students
How We Make Admission Decisions
- We reserve the right to consider additional academic information, which may impact the status of your application, including but not limited to: Repeated courses, consistency, and when and where courses and/or tests were completed.
- You will receive an admission decision on each application you submit to Laurier (up to a maximum of 3 programs).
- If you are not eligible for admission into your program of choice, we will automatically assess your application to see if you qualify for admission into another program.
- Laurier may utilize wait lists for competitive programs. Students who are placed on a wait list will also receive an offer of admission to an alternate program.
Basic Requirements for Admission
To calculate your admission average, we consider your top six 4U/M level courses.
All 4U prerequisite courses are calculated in your admission average, regardless of whether or not they are part of your top 6 courses, for the following programs:
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
- BBA Double Degrees
- Faculty of Science programs
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Public Health
The exceptions for the Faculty of Science programs are the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) programs, as well as the BA in Psychology & Policing combination program, which do not include the required math course when calculating the admission average.
For all other programs, we will look at your top 6 marks, regardless of whether or not your prerequisites are included in that average.
4U English must be at a minimum of 60% for all programs unless otherwise specified. You must also meet program-specific requirements. All required courses must be at a minimum of 60% unless otherwise specified.
You can choose to submit extracurricular information that may be used for admission consideration through the Applicant Background Summary (ABS form). The ABS form is submitted online and available to all applicants, except those applying to the Faculty of Music, as additional information is collected through the audition process. More information will be provided to applicants in their confirmation of application email from Laurier or can be found in the Admissions Toolkit.
Special Case or Extenuating Circumstances
If you believe any present or recent circumstances have adversely affected your ability to achieve a strong academic standing, you may provide supporting details through a personal statement addressed to the Recruitment & Admissions office.
Time of Offers
Admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis between December and May using available grade information. All offers of admission are conditional until final grades are received by the Recruitment & Admissions office.
December and January offers – Admission is based on your best five 3U/M courses. You must be enrolled in all 4U/M prerequisite courses for your program.
February and March offers – Admission is based on your best six 3U/M and/or 4U/M courses. A minimum of three 4U/M courses are calculated as part of your best six. You must be enrolled in all 4U/M prerequisite courses required for your program.
April and May offers – Admission is based on your best six 4U/M courses. Some programs include prerequisite courses in your admission average. Your best six will include your second-semester midterm grades if you are still completing your Grade 12 year.
For more information and updates, visit our Undergraduate Admission Toolkit.
Laurier ranked #1 in its category nationally for residence living and extracurricular activities in both the 2017 and 2018 Maclean's University Rankings.
Residence applications are completed online. You will receive details and instructions after you apply to Laurier. Residence is guaranteed to students coming into university for the first time and whose application form and deposit are received by the posted deadline. Find more information about living in residence.