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Digital Communications, Bachelor of


Ministry Title: Bachelor of Digital Communications

Honours Degree


Program Code: DC411

Campus: Lakeshore

Length: 8 semesters starting in September

In the digital age, communicators have unprecedented reach to tell stories, share images and influence opinions. As many organizations adopt modern communication strategies, digital storytellers who are skilled in writing, visual communication, web applications and social media are becoming increasingly in demand. Graduates of this program may find positions in the digital media industry or as communication professionals within commercial, non-profit, governmental or other organizations.

Through this program, you will build significant business acumen, gain technical competency, and form communication and networking skills. Historical, legal, ethical and theoretical considerations are built into the creative process, and hands-on experience is gained through a work placement. A culminating capstone project acts as a platform for launching a career in digital and social media co-ordination, media relations, and many other mass communications fields.

Work Placement

Students will participate in one mandatory 14 week paid or unpaid work placement in the summer between Semester 6 and 7. 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.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
DCOM 1003: Introduction to Digital Media and Communications Online

MSCP 1000: Writing 1: Media Writing Fundamentals Online

MSCP 1003: Social and Digital Media Online

MSCP 1501: Photography Fundamentals Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MSCP 1001: Video and Audio Production 1 Online

MSCP 1002: Writing 2: Writing to Deadline Online

MSCP 1502: Multiplatform Storytelling 1 Online

MSCP 1503: Communications Law and Ethics Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
DCOM 1500: Video and Audio Production 2 In-person

DCOM 2004: Writing for Digital Media

DCOM 2005: Design Foundations

DCOM 2006: Introduction to Code

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 4

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
DCOM 1501: Advanced Photography Techniques Online

DCOM 2001: Visual Communications Online

DCOM 2504: Professional Web Building

DCOM 2505: UX Research and Design

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 5

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
DCOM 2503: Social Media 2 Online

DCOM 3000: Media History

DCOM 3002: Interactive Design Online

DCOM 3502: Professional Practice Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MEDE: Media Elective Online Online

Semester 6

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
DCOM 3001: Digital Media and Society Online

DCOM 3501: Project Management for Digital Communications Online

DCOM 4502: Web and Social Media Analytics Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MEDE: Media Elective Online Online

Work Experience - SEM 6C

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
DCOM 3600: Work Term Online / In-person

Placement dependent upon Ministry of Health regulations

Semester 7

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
DCOM 4000: Digital Communications Capstone Project 1 Online

DCOM 4001: Digital Narrative Online

DCOM 4002: Persuasive Campaigns and Consumer Culture Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MEDE: Media Elective Online Online

Semester 8

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
DCOM 4500: Digital Communications Capstone Project 2 Online

DCOM 4501: Critical Analysis of Media and Technology Online

DCOM 4503: Content Strategy

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MEDE: Media Elective Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

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 (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

    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.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,196.26
  • international: $19,807.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,488.13 $3,348.77
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,488.13 $3,348.77

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14

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

Equipment & Device Requirements

Fall 2020

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Mac or PC with minimum specs 8GB RAM, 2 GB of GPU VRAM, Windows 10 for PCs Intel® 7thGen or newer CPU – or AMD equivalent, 16 GB of RAM for HD media, 4 GB of GPU VRAM

Additional Costs

$100 - $400 - textbooks, subscriptions and printing costs (per semester).

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Gemma Richardson, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79317
gemma.richardson@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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