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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Are you a storyteller? Do you have a passion for communicating and exploring how to effectively communicate 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.

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

Business and Information Technology

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)
  • Any grade 10 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

Recommended:

  • Computer competency in relevant software.
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Program Delivery

2020-2021

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022

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

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ART 1006 Digital Design I 4
PHT 1005 Digital Imaging I 3
COM 1020 Introduction to Media Communications 3
COM 1060 Workplace Communication Skills 3
SOC 1007 Introduction to Indigenous Studies 3
SSC 1000 Media and Current Events 1 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
 Credits22
Semester 2
ART 2351 Digital Design II 3
BUS 1104 Introduction to Business Concepts 3
PHT 1200 Digital Imaging II 3
COM 1150 Multimedia I 3
COM 1070 Workplace Writing Skills 3
One General Education course. 1 3
 Credits18
Semester 3
ART 2360 Website Design I 3
ART 2496 Digital Design III 3
MKT 1002 Digital Media and Marketing 4
COM 1250 Multimedia II 3
COM 1010 Media Writing I 4
One General Education Course. 1 3
 Credits20
Semester 4
ART 2461 Website Design II 3
COM 1400 Project Communications Management 3
WEB 1040 Content Management Systems 3
COM 1350 Multimedia III 3
COM 1210 Media Writing II 4
COM 1015 Portfolio Development 3
 Credits19
 Total Credits79

Fees

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 are under review. 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:

  • Advertising consultant
  • Communications officer or specialist
  • Media coordinator
  • Public relations officer
  • Speechwriter
  • 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.

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