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Indigenous Communication Arts - Dip

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    14,866 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    September

Program Overview

What the University of Regina says about their program:
"A two-year, 72-credit-hour program of studies, the Diploma in Indigenous Communication Arts (INCA) is offered through the First Nations University of Canada’s Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Cultures.Indigenous Communication Arts (INCA) provides academic training and professional experience that supports the entry of Indigenous people into all areas of the communications industry, including Indigenous and mainstream media and public relations. INCA graduates are also eligible to apply to the University of Regina School of Journalism. INCA prepares students by requiring that they complete courses including Indigenous history and politics, oral traditions, community-based research, business management, traditional and contemporary communication systems, languages, and art. INCA students master basic skills needed for reporting for print and broadcast media and the web and can also study strategic communication planning for public relations."

Admissions requirements

Undergraduate requirements

  • TOEFL iBT - 83 (no band below 20)
  • IELTS - 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
  • PTE - 59 (no band below 59)
  • CAEL - 60
  • Duoling - 110
  • CAE - 180 (no band below 169)
  • CPE - 180 (no band below 169)

For undergraduate nursing programs:

  • TOEFL - 90
  • IELTS - 7.0
  • CAEL - 70

Graduate Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT - 80 to 100 depending on the program
  • CAEL - 70 to 80 depending on the program
  • IELTS - 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
  • PTE - 59
  • Duolingo - 110

Undergraduate requirements:

Please, bear in mind that there are different requirements for admission depending on where you have done your studies.

  • Application form
  • Application fee (CAD$100)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Diploma of previous studies
  • Passport identification page
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Translations

Graduate requirements:

  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts and diploma of all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Application fee (CAD$100)
  • Passport identification page
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Translations
  • Personal statement of interest
  • Rèsume
  • 2 reference letters
  • GMAT/GRE (if applicable)
  • Supplementary material (check your program for additional documents)
  • Credential evaluation (strongly recommended for international credentials)

Undergraduate deadlines:

  • Fall semester (September) - August 1st
  • Spring semester (January) - December 1st
  • Summer semester (May) - April 15th

Graduate deadlines:

  • Varies depending on the program

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate Tuition - CAD$18,000 per year
  • Graduate Tuition - From CAD$13,666 to CAD$53,305 per year

Undergraduate funding

UofR International Entrance Scholarship

Automatically awarded to undergraduate students on a Study Permit who are applying for admission directly from a secondary school (or equivalent) into a direct-entry undergraduate program.

  • Amount - CAD$3,000 (one payment only)
  • Requirements - Students must have an admission average of 85.00% or higher and be enrolled in nine credit hours in the semester the award is presented

UR Circle of Scholars Entrance Scholarship

For the student from each region with the highest admission average.

  • Amount - CAD$5,000 per year
  • Requirements - New students coming directly from high school who apply for admission to an undergraduate program in the Fall semester by July 1st are automatically eligible

Undergraduate and Graduate Funding

Scholarships and Bursaries Database

Please see our scholarships database for all awards that require an application. There are scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students. Students are encouraged to search the database for awards they qualify for after they receive their acceptance letter.

Visa requirements for the University of Regina

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Canada student visa requirements