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

Artist Diploma in Performance (1-Year Program)

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The 1-Year Artist Diploma program is offered to students who have previously completed a Bachelor of Music Degree or its equivalent. Applicants must also demonstrate a performance level of at least a Conservatory Associate standard, and show evidence of exceptional performance ability.

New applicants to the 1-Year Artist Diploma program who are new to Western University should email the Recruitment Officer, Sasha Gorbasew, before applying.

Certificate in Digital Communication: Social Media & Virtual Worlds

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Certificate 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's also geared towards students who want to augment their professional or academic pursuits with a powerful set of tools and competencies that include the following:
  • - 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

The Certificate in Digital Communication is open to any student who is currently completing an undergraduate degree at Western. The Certificate may be combined with any module/program and students across all disciplines are invited to apply.

Certificate in Ethics

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Certificate in Ethics is a program of study that may be completed in conjunction with any module in Philosophy (with the exception of a Minor in Ethics). The Certificate, 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 Certificate 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 Certificate in Ethics is a program of study that may be completed while pursuing an undergraduate degree at Western.

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Arabic

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for German

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Italian

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Japanese

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Spanish

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Available for Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Make yourself an active part of the global experience. A Certificate in Intercultural Communications will improve your skills to communicate and connect, whether you work in a multicultural team, support a community project or participate in a global network.

Gain these skills with the Intercultural Course modules:

  • - Cross-cultural collaboration
  • - Intercultural awareness
  • - Creative multicultural problem-solving
  • - Cultural humility and intercultural competence

Certificate in Practical German

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Begin your German studies in first year with German 1030 and graduate with a Practical Certificate in German (3.0 courses).

Become proficient in one of the most important languages of the European union through 3 streamlined full-year language and culture courses that you can compliment with optional half-courses in conversation, business German, translation or culture. The Practical Certificate in German will be an asset to careers in business, science, including environmental science, and the arts.

Certificate in Practical Italian

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Develop a proficiency in the language and complement your major in another subject. The certificate, open to all undergraduate students, strengthens applications of a student who intends to pursue careers or graduate study in areas where another language would be useful.

Certificate in Practical Spanish

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Develop a proficiency in Spanish and complement your major in another subject. The certificate, open to all undergraduate students, strengthens applications of a student who intends to pursue careers or graduate study in areas where Spanish is useful.

Certificate in Professional Communication

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Open to all students at the University, the Certificate in Professional Communication aims to develop students' writing abilities in workplace writing genres. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements.

Certificate in Theatre Arts

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The Certificate in Theatre Arts provides training in drama and theatrical performance that meets the requirements for Drama as a teachable subject in the Faculty of Education.

In addition to 2.0 courses that study drama as a literary genre, the Certificate requires participation as a member of either the cast or crew for the Department of English and Writing Studies' Annual Fall Theatre Production (English 2041F/G), 0.5 course in Canadian drama with an emphasis on performance and pedagogy (English 3776F/G), and two 0.5-credit summer courses offered in partnership with and on the campus of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Theatre Studies 3206F/G and Theatre Studies 3207F/G).

Certificate in Writing

Western University

Certificate and Diploma Programs

Open to all students in the University, the Certificate Program in Writing aims to develop students' general writing ability. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements.