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  • BachelorDigital Communications

    Digital Communications bachelor degree

     Type: 4-Year Degree      

     Start Date: September      

     Location: Lakeshore Campus      

Your Story Starts Here

Increasingly, companies need digital media specialists who can assist in developing and delivering communications campaigns to their clients and customers. Humber's four-year Digital Communications degree program is innovative and rigorous, centred on developing digital storytellers skilled in writing, visual communication, web applications, social media and business acumen. These practical elements are combined throughout the curriculum with sound research and critical thinking skills, giving students in this program the breadth of education that comes with a four-year degree, and a competitive edge in the employment market.

What You Will Learn

Courses are designed with industry input, ensuring students are learning current and relevant information in state-of-the-art labs from people who know the trends and challenges of digital communications. Students participate in projects such as creating an e-portfolio, designing digital campaigns with compelling storylines, and utilizing photography, audio and video technologies for interactive web-based tools. The practical training in this program also includes an industry work placement.

Curriculum Highlights

  • How to bring together audio, text and video in a web-based environment to create compelling stories
  • How to conduct thorough research, including using social media and web analytics
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • How to manage digital content for web platforms, tablets, and mobile devices
  • How to execute social media campaigns
  • How digital communication technologies impact our broader social, economic, political, and cultural world
 Year 1
Year 2
Advanced Skills
Year 3
Applied Learning
Year 4
Applied Learning 
  • Media Writing
  • Digital Media 
    & Communication 
  • Social Media
  • Writing & Research for
    New Media 
  • Digital Storytelling 
Digital Media and Society
  • Digital Social Narratives
  • Critical Analysis of New Media
Digital Production
  • Video/Audio Production
  • Photography
  • E-Portfolio
Multi-Media Design
  • E-Portfolio
  • Web and Interactive Design
  • Web Building & Site Management

Entrepreneurship Communication Law and Ethics

  • Multi-Media Project Management
  • Professional Practice
  • Work Term
  • Capstone Project
  • Persuasive Campaigns
  • Web & Social Media Analytics
Humanities Humanities
  • Visual Communications
  • Humanities
  • Media Studies
  • Humanities
  • Media Studies 
  • Humanities

Work Placement

Humber's Bachelor of Digital Communications degree students complete a 14-week work placement in the summer between years three and four. 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. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills to enter into digital communications professions.

Who Will You Become?

Create compelling campaigns and be a modern storyteller with an exciting career in digital communications.

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.

Career Options

Students use the latest software and media equipment which enriches their knowledge and provides them with the necessary skills needed for employment and success in the modern digital workplace. Graduates may find positions in the digital media industry or as communication professionals within commercial, non-profit, governmental or other organizations.

Career Opportunities Available 

  • Social Media Specialists
  • Digital Content Strategists
  • Communications/ Marketing Officers
  • Digital Designers
  • Media Relations Managers
  • Communication Managers 
  • Marketing
  • Web Development