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Media Communications

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 11681Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Equipment 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

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,922.70
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

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
  • A portfolio assessment is also required

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.

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

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.

 

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • BA (Hons) Media (Tought Route)

Graduates of Humber's Media Communications diploma program will be eligible for admission into Year 3 of Robert Gordon University's Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media (Taught Route) with full block transfer of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the program. Applicants must:

  • Show satisfactory completion of the Media Communications diploma program
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Supply a suitable reference from a Humber College program faculty member
  • Where the applicants’ first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the student meets the general English language requirements of the University may be required.
  • Non-EU students requiring a Tier 4 visa must also meet the requirements set out by the UK Visas and Immigration Secure English Language Testing (SELT) for undergraduate entry to the UK as published on their website
  • Be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.

For further information, contact:

KOM Consultants
Telephone: 905-318-8200
Toll Free: 1-877-318-8203
info@komconsultants.com

www.rgu.ac.uk/canada/#entry_requirements
www.komconsultants.com

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.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Professional Communication

Royal Roads University and Humber College have agreed to facilitate the block transfer of graduates of the following Humber diploma programs:

  • Broadcasting-Radio
  • Broadcasting - Television/Videography
  • Journalism
  • Media Communications

into the third year of Royal Roads University's Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication. Humber graduates applying for such transfer credit must have met all entrance criteria to the BA in Professional Communication program. Entrance to all programs at Royal Roads University is on a competitive basis.

Connect with an advisor
Phone: 250.391.2528
Toll free: 1.877.778.6227

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.

University of Guelph-Humber Partnership  

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Cathy Bidini, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4239
cathy.bidini@humber.ca

mediastudies.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

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.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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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 first semester of this program is shared with the two-year Advertising and Graphic Design diploma, the three-year Journalism advanced diploma, the two-year Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma, and the three-year Public Relations advanced diploma programs, allowing the flexibility to continue in any of these five programs in second semester.

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

Students will participate in a mandatory work placement which takes place in the last semester of study. 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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020LakeshoreOpenOpen

The Humber Experience

Media Communications diploma program video

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

Communication Platform

This program has a common platform with 1 common semester, giving you 5 choices.

Media Communications Showcase

media communications showcase

#PASTICHE

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.

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.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on 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.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.