Programs Requiring Prior University Study

You must complete university study before you can apply to the following programs.

To find programs that require you to complete college study before you can apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

28 Prior Study Programs

Diploma in Digital Communication: Social Media & Virtual Worlds

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Students already possessing an undergraduate degree may apply for admission to the Diploma program. The Diploma in Digital Communication (CDC) helps students understand the best practices of social media, virtual worlds and emerging forms of online communication.

Based on practical explorations of media theory, this program is ideal for students who want to pursue a career in digital communications. It is also geared towards students who want to augment their professional or academic pursuits with a powerful set of tools and competencies that include:

  • principles and production of social media, digital media and virtual worlds
  • online information and organization
  • creating and overseeing digital content
  • theoretical and practical application of virtual worlds and simulated spaces
  • producing and managing online communities
  • gaming, social networking, social movements, search engines, graphic design, digital imaging and website design

Diploma in Ethics

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Diploma in Ethics, offered through Western University, Department of Philosophy, is being offered as a response to a wide and growing interest in the ethical dimensions of professional and public life. The purpose of this program is to enable participants to strengthen and develop their understanding of ethics so as to enhance their ability to recognize and respond to ethical issues in a wide variety of social settings.

The Diploma in Ethics will educate students in the essential concepts, central issues, history and methodologies of ethical reasoning. The program also emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills, writing skills and verbal skills. The Diploma in Ethics is a post-undergraduate program of study that may be completed full-time in 1 year or part-time over a number of years.

Diploma in Professional Communication

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Open to all students at the University, the Diploma in Professional Communication aims to develop students' writing abilities in workplace writing genres. All program courses may be credited toward other undergrad programs.

A student who does not yet possess a university degree may apply for admission to the Certificate Program in Professional Communication, which can be taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.

Diploma in Writing

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Open to all students with a university degree, the Diploma in Writing aims to develop the general writing ability of students. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs.

Anyone with a university degree may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements. If you do not already possess a university degree, you may apply for admission to the Certificate in Writing, which can be taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.

Diplôme de français pratique (Diploma in Practical French)

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

If you have already been awarded an undergraduate degree, you are eligible to pursue the Diploma in Practical French. The Diploma in Practical French is a 4.0 credit program that certifies that a student has reached a certain level of proficiency in practical French communication skills.

Engineering Leadership and Innovation Certificate

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Students participating in the Engineering Leadership and Innovation Certificate will acquire a developed knowledge and critical understanding of the key concepts skills in management, leadership and innovation. In particular, they will learn how the fields of engineering and business intersect and how principles of business and management enhance the implementation of engineering technologies.

Music Performance Diploma (3-Year Program)

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Music Performance Diploma is a 3-year program designed for students who are also concurrently enrolled in a non-music degree. The program is flexible and permits students to focus exclusively on music study. It offers weekly 1-hour lessons.

Although diploma holders represent performers of high artistic achievement, graduate schools generally require an academic degree as well. New applicants to the Music Performance Diploma program who are new to Western University should email the Recruitment Officer, Sasha Gorbasew before applying.