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Bachelor of Digital Communications

Credential: Honours Degree Program Code: DC411 Length: 8 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
    • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to the course listed above
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent

or

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All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $7,446.54
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

 

Additional Costs

$1,000 – DSLR camera kit required for the beginning of the first semester (details on specific kit items available upon acceptance, along with special discounted price for students), plus $100 to $500 per semester for textbooks, subscriptions and printing costs.

Fees by Semester >

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Alternative Course of Study

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Digital Communications degree program should consider applying for the following diploma program(s). View program pages for pathway details:

Media Communications >

Multimedia Design and Development >

Web Design and Interactive Media >

Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Post Graduate Certificates and Masters Degrees 

Credential Opportunity: Bachelor to Grad Cert / Masters
Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Institution(s): Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University will provide Humber graduates of all four-year Bachelor degrees with  an opportunity to apply and be considered for admission to Post-graduate Certificate and Masters level studies.  Graduates with Humber degrees who also meet additional admission requirements will be considered for admission to the following Masters level programs offered by Central Michigan University:  Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Administration.

For further information, contact:

intlrecruit@cmich.edu

www.cmich.edu

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Humber offers a number of postgraduate certificates to help take your degree further.

Ontario Graduate Certificates >

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Gemma Richardson
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79317
gemma.richardson@humber.ca

Admissions

Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor
416-675-5000

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106
416-675-5000

enquiry@humber.ca

 

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386
international@humber.ca

 

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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Humber Diploma Graduates Application 

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27  $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 7 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total  $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 8 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 *Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of Digital Communications degree program invites you to explore the dynamic media environment and the cultural, social, economic and political implications of digital innovations. Communication studies are becoming recognized as one of the most significant of the social sciences in the 21st century. Increasingly, societal notions of the world are shaped through messages received from television, film, the web, social media, portable devices and a host of media arts, with profound impacts on how we view the world and ourselves. The construction of everyday lives and identities are negotiated through digital media and social networks which expand connectivity and influence how we live and the products we produce and consume.

Our program is innovative and rigorous, centred on developing digital storytellers skilled in writing, visual communication, web applications, social media and business acumen. You will work in a dynamic environment where cross-pollination of creative ideas and methods develop. Students collaborate and innovate while gaining technical competency.

Intensive lectures and labs provide direction, sharpen technical skills and stimulate critical discourse using the students’ work as the point of departure. Access to studios and computing spaces sustains reflective project work while developing networks of diverse faculty, students and visitors. Historical, legal, ethical and theoretical considerations are embedded in the creative process. Students in the program will also engage with an array of breadth courses designed to deepen consciousness of their roles as citizens, who are aware of the social, political, environmental and cultural contexts of their work.

Senior students specialize in advanced communication theory and techniques and create a culminating production project designed to launch their professional careers. Graduates are also prepared to continue their studies at the master’s level.

Courses Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Employ distinctive communication styles grounded in a thorough understanding of communication theories, and historical and contemporary trends in visual design and media technologies.

  • Create effective media strategies based on insightful audience analysis, principles of branding and marketing and revenue generation and media law and ethics.

  • Critically analyze and interpret media messages, comprehending the historical, social, commercial and cultural impact of representational, explanatory, abstract and symbolic images.

  • Gather, review, evaluate, interpret and express information using a range of well-developed analytic and creative methodologies.

  • Operate as informed producers and consumers of media communications recognizing the aims of commercial business, nonprofits, government, and community enterprise.

  • Apply innovative media strategies to effectively analyze and express themes and issues from a range of contexts and perspectives.

  • Interpret and apply theoretical and ethical frameworks to identify and solve communication problems in a variety of contexts.

  • Present ideas and information accurately and creatively using written, oral, audio-visual and web-based formats.

  • Reflect on communication strategies and practices from a range of perspectives and willingly adapt, revise, edit, and develop improvements.

  • Manage communication projects effectively, employing a professional attitude towards responsibility, initiative, collaboration, adaptability, accountability and ethical use of resources.

  • Integrate leadership and influence skills with accountability in media content creation.

  • Direct own continuous learning, pursuing opportunities for constant renewal of skills and knowledge.


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Work Placement

Students will participate in one mandatory 14 week paid or unpaid work term in the summer between semester six and seven. This placement provides students with an opportunity to gain experience and meet professionals in the digital communications sector. Many of the placements are offered in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), a hub for the communications industry in Canada and home to numerous media, non-profit, marketing, public relations and other private sector companies.

Our Faculty

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, see below.

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Steven James May

PhD Communication and Culture York & Ryerson University 
M.A  Media Production Ryerson University 
B.A.A. Radio and Television Arts Ryerson University
B.A.S. Administrative Studies  Trent University

Adam P. Miller

PhD (Communication and Culture) – Ryerson University and York University
MA (English Literature) – University of Windsor
BA (English Literature and Language) – University of Toronto
Professor

Gemma Richardson

PhD (Media Studies) - University of Western Ontario
MA (Communication and Social Justice) – University of Windsor

BA Journalism - Carleton University

Professor and program co-ordinator


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Your Career

In the digital age, communicators have far more reach than ever before to tell stories, share images and influence opinions. As many organizations change to reflect the communication needs of the public, there are opportunities for people with modern skill sets to begin their careers. Graduates may find positions in the digital media industry or as communication professionals within commercial, non-profit, governmental or other organizations.

Tell, Share, And Shape Your Stories

In the digital age, communicators have far more reach than ever before to tell stories, share images, and influence opinions. As many organizations change to reflect the communication needs of the public, there are opportunities for people with modern skill sets to begin their careers. Use your digital media skills to succeed in the evolving field of communications. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada forecasts that communications job openings will increase over the next decade.

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