Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

Are you a storyteller? Do you have a passion for communicating and exploring how to effectively connect and interact across a variety of platforms including blogs, YouTube, podcasts, and social media? Through courses in photography, web design, videography, and strategic writing, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to be an effective communicator and take your storytelling to the next level, whether you wish to work for yourself or for an organization of any size.

The Media Communications Diploma program is designed to meet industry demands within multi-faceted areas of the communications industry. Students graduate with a diverse range of marketable skills in photography, graphic design, web design and writing, social media, and videography. Their work is showcased annually in an online portfolio exhibit. Check out the portfolios of the latest graduating class here!

Graduates of this program have the option to continue their studies in Cambrian’s one-year Public Relations Graduate Certificate program to earn an additional credential.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years - 4 semesters

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How to Apply

School of Creative Industries

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)


  • Computer competency in relevant software.

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Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2025
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2026

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ART 1006 Digital Design I 4
COM 1007 MS Office for Communications 3
COM 1020 Introduction to Media Communications 3
COM 1060 Workplace Communication Skills 3
PHT 1005 Digital Imaging I 3
SSC 1000 Media and Current Events 1 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 2
ART 2351 Digital Design II 3
BUS 1146 Introduction to Business Management 3
COM 1070 Workplace Writing Skills 3
COM 1150 Multimedia I 3
IND 1003 Introduction to Indigenous Studies 3
PHT 1200 Digital Imaging II 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 3
ART 2360 Website Design 3
ART 2496 Accessible Design 3
COM 1010 Media Writing I 4
COM 1250 Multimedia II 3
MKT 1202 Digital Media and Marketing 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 4
ART 2461 Website Development 3
COM 1002 Project Communication Management 3
COM 1210 Media Writing II 4
COM 1015 Portfolio Development 3
COM 1350 Multimedia III 3
WEB 1040 Content Management Systems 3
 Total Credits81

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1135. This includes a DSLR camera and accessories (approximately $500) that will be used for several courses and on into your career. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be positioned to pursue positions in a wide range of areas including:

  • Content creation specialist
  • Communications officer or specialist
  • Marketing communications specialist
  • Media coordinator
  • Public relations officer
  • Advertising consultant
  • Social media influencer
  • Blogger

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.