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Advertising and Marketing Communications

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 04621 Length: 4 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 (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



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 $3,937.78
  • international $14,200.

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

Approximately $500 per semester for textbooks and printing costs. A home computer is encouraged – instructors can advise on technical needs and sources for affordable Macintosh computers and software.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you’ve already learned and help you take the next step in less time.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Creative Advertising, Bachelor of 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 70 per cent

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline.  Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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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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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.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick.  Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

For Ontario transfer options visit ONTransfer >

Program Contact(s)

Anna Santilli-Finn
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3014


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus


International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386


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Applications to Humber are made through 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

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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 $1,968.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,358.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $50.00 $50.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,968.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,358.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $50.00 $50.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,978.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,348.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $60.00 $60.00


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,978.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,348.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $60.00 $60.00

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

Our Program

Humber’s Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma program is a two-year program consisting of four academic semesters with a four-week placement at the end of the final semester.

Once you’ve completed the program, you will graduate with promotional writing, presentation and organizational skills, as well as introductory design, basic production and supplier management skills. Courses in advertising, marketing communications, public relations and project coordination will give you an understanding of the breadth of employment opportunities.

The program will focus on providing you with skills that will enable you to work with advertising creatives including copywriters, graphic and interactive designers, art directors, and suppliers.

Note: This program will be of most interest to Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) graduates and transfer students from other advertising - related programs.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

You’ll participate in a four-week/160-hour (normally unpaid) work placement at the end of your program immediately following successful completion of your course work.

The Humber Experience

Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma video

Watch the video to learn more about the Advertising & Marketing Communications program and why industry leaders want to hire our graduates. 

The Humber Advantage

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AdCentre students

AdCentre students

Humber AdCentre

The Humber AdCentre was launched as a live lab to provide students with real work opportunities before entering the industry.

Instead of just being given just a grade for assignments, students are provided with a chance to work with real clients, on actual accounts, receiving first-hand experience in the field.

Working with established businesses will not only prepare students for the fast-paced excitement of the industry, but will also help develop portfolio work and reference points for interviews.

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Curriculum Highlights

The program will focus on providing students with skills that will enable them to work with advertising agencies, copywriters, graphic and interactive designers, art directors and suppliers.

Your Career

Our graduates can find employment in entry-level positions such as advertising traffic co-ordinator, assistant account co-ordinator, junior account co-ordinator and marketing/advertising specialist, co-ordinating the creative activities in advertising departments of small- to medium-sized advertising, design, marketing, and communications agencies including not-for-profit organizations.


This program will be of most interest to Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) graduates and transfer students from other advertising-related programs.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.