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Joint Communications Degree/Diploma (UW/RRC)

Joint Communication Information Sheet

The Joint Degree/Diploma program in Communications combines University of Winnipeg courses with the two-year Creative Communications Diploma from Red River College (RRC) for a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. This cooperative approach takes advantage of the expertise of both institutions, combining a well-rounded liberal arts education with applied training.

Generally, students begin at the University of Winnipeg, completing at least 60 credit hours (2 years) before proceeding to Red River, where they take the two-year Creative Communications Program. The final 12 credit hours of University of Winnipeg courses can be taken during these two years at Red River College if the student wishes to graduate within four years; otherwise, these credit hours may be completed before or after attending Red River College.


Students must apply and pay an application fee to The University of Winnipeg AND Red River College separately and meet the admission requirements for both UWinnipeg and RRC’s Creative Communications program. Students applying to UWinnipeg will select Joint Communications on the undergraduate application form.

You are advised to apply to the RRC start date you wish to attend once it is advertised on RRC’s website: http://www.rrc.ca/cre. Students starting their studies at UWinnipeg will typically apply to the RRC intake two years after their UWinnipeg intake. The annual application intake opens on March 1 and closes the following February 28.  For example, for the Fall 2021 start date, applications will be accepted between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. You may start your Bachelor of Arts at UWinnipeg without having applied or been accepted to RRC. Note that RRC does not reserve seats for joint degree students.

For more information, please contact:

University of Winnipeg: Admissions (204-786-9923) or admissions@uwinnipeg.ca

Red River College Creative Communications Coordinator: Kelly Stifora (204-949-8517); rstifora@rrc.ca

Current students:

Please e-mail Academic Advising for information about how your transfer credits will apply to your UWinnipeg degree.


Academic Calendar


Advising Record for B.A. 4-year Communications (Joint Program with RRC) (PDF)
Joint Communications Degree Declaration Form (PDF)

Updated: April 2023