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Media Communications

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 11681 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

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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.

 


Post-Admission Requirements:

Upon acceptance to the program, you must have access to the following:

  • NIKON D5300 with kit lens 18-55VR II (additional lenses are recommended but not required)
  • External storage devices: A USB flash/thumb drive (8 GB+) and an external USB hard-drive (500 GB+)
  • Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud is strongly recommended for first-year and required of second-year students
  • Web hosting is required for second-year students for presentation of their portfolio website

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,837.78
  • 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.

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Scholarships

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:

Digital Communications, 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 four 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 65 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.

 **The block semester is available September 2017

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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
stephen@unb.ca

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/applied-management/general-business.html

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/

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.

Guelph-Humber Partnerships

Qualified graduates may be eligible for transfer into the Univeristy of Guelph-Humber. For more details, please visit https://www.guelphhumber.ca/futurestudents/college-high-affinity-transfer-applicants

For Ontario transfer options visit ONTransfer >

Program Contact(s)

Cathy Bidini
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4239
cathy.bidini@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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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
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 Media Communications diploma program trains you in multimedia, photography, web design and writing, new media, social media, design, and videography.

In the program, learn how to:

  • produce corporate video and audio for the web and other applications
  • design, write for and edit effective websites
  • shoot professional photographic images in both the studio and on location environments
  • be effective transmedia storytellers across multiple platforms
  • create and edit content using current software applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver
  • learn how to establish and operate a business through a course in freelance and project management
  • research, write and design communications such as press releases, brochures and profiles.

Courses are designed with industry input, ensuring you are learning current and relevant information in state-of-the-art labs from industry experts – people who know the trends and challenges of communications. The practical training in this program also includes an industry work placement.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Perform the duties, tasks and activities required of a media communications specialist in business, government and the not-for-profit sectors.

  • Research and gather information in print, audio and visual formats for communications’ products and strategies.

  • Analyze clients’ communications needs and implement solutions for business, government and the not-for-profit sectors.

  • Create audio, visual and print communications according to the client’s purpose and audience.

  • Design and create content for websites, using current software applications.

  • Capture, scan, download, save, store, and manipulate digital images using current software applications.

  • Produce corporate video and audio using current software applications.

  • Create and manage content for presentations at in-house meetings and media conferences.

  • Adhere to ethical and legal guidelines in communications practice.

  • Maintain professional relationships with business associates and clients.

  • Develop a portfolio of communications’ products and strategies for a variety of projects and audiences.


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Work Placement

In semester four, often through the school’s placement program, students find suitable, unpaid, work placements which run from 10 to 11 weeks or a total of no fewer than 120 hours. During that time, students hone their skills in professional environments, developing digital communication solutions. They build complete portfolios which, when they graduate, have them standing out from their competitors as corporate communications professionals. Students file work placement reports, generate company needs assessments and develop capstone projects which respond to those needs.

The Humber Experience

Media Communications diploma program video

Watch the video to find out why students chose the Media Communications program at Humber. 

The Humber Advantage

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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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Your Career

According to a study by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a private investment firm, companies are increasing their spending on media relations and communicating their brands with stakeholders. This trend is expected to continue. The skills you learn in our program will prepare you for a career in this expanding field. As a media communications specialist, you will help organizations better engage clients, partners, employees and reporters by developing compelling external and in-house communications that inform, persuade and motivate.

With broad-ranging skills and knowledge in multimedia, marketing, web design and writing, social media, and videography, graduates find work in the marketing and communication departments of businesses, organizations or government departments, and as freelance communications professionals.

Media Communications Showcase

Students in Humber's Media Communications program celebrated the opening of their graduate exhibit showcase at North Campus.

Watch the video for a closer look at their work. 

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