Do you envision a future delivering news, creating marketing materials, writing engaging content, taking photos, shooting video or producing podcasts? If so, join our Digital Communications and Media program, where you will have the opportunity to pursue your passions while preparing for success in any media environment.
Our two-year program allows flexibility with projects and assignments to focus on gaining experience related to your career goals. You’ll learn how to be a multi-faceted media and communication professional, working across varied areas of journalism, communications, video, audio, photography and design to create your own unique path into an evolving industry.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
Your diploma in Digital Communications and Media will prepare you for a wide range of positions working independently or as part of an organization. These careers include:
- Digital/Broadcast Journalist
- Graphic and Information Design
- Magazine/Newspaper Content Creator
- Marketing and Advertising
- Media Production Company Owner
- Media/Public Relations
- Radio Host/Producer/Scriptwriter
- Social Media Content Manager
- Story Editor
- Video Editor
- Video Producer/Director/Scriptwriter
Visit ALIS website for more career information.
practicum experience working with a professional industry mentor of your choice
2 week Troy Reeb Internship
an all-expenses paid work experience in a major market newsroom available only to Lethbridge College DCM students
Student media brand
our DCM students manage their own website, television news, newspaper, radio station and social media channels
Credential / Accreditation
Visit the Program Application Status page for more details.
View the program availability for the upcoming intakes.
This program is available for International Students.
New applicants are accepted into the Digital Communications and Media program for the Fall (September) term.
General Admissions Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Digital Communications and Media diploma.
Graduates of Lethbridge College's Digital Communications and Media diploma are eligible to receive up to 60 credits towards the Bachelor of Professional Arts at Athabasca University with a Major in the choice of: Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Human Services, or Governance, Law, and Management. For more information, please visit www.athabascau.ca
Griffith University, Australia
Graduates of Lethbridge College’s Digital Communications and Media diploma program are eligible to transfer credit towards the completion of a Bachelor of Communication and Journalism at Griffith University, in Australia. All students are provided with an approved course completion pathway at time of offer of admission into a Griffith program. For more information, please visit www.griffith.edu.au/credit
Royal Roads University
Lethbridge College's Digital Communications and Media diploma graduates are eligible for block transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program at Royal Roads University. For more information, please visit https://www.royalroads.ca
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The Digital Communications and Media program is available through on campus delivery.
This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.
|DCM-1150||Research and Writing for Digital Media||3|
|DCM-1160||Media History and Regulations||1.5|
|DCM-1161||Communication in Media||1.5|
|DCM-1162||Introduction to Video Production||3|
|DCM-1164||Introduction to Design Software and Photography||3|
|DCM-1166||Introduction to Audio Production||3|
|DCM-1159||Media Law and Ethics||3|
|DCM-1167||Marketing Fundamentals for Media||3|
|DCM-1169||Audio Writing and Production I||3|
|DCM-1172||Video Writing and Production I||3|
|DCM-1173||Publishing, Photography and Design I||3|
|DCM-2258||Promotions and Marketing||3|
|DCM-2261||Professional Media Communication||3|
|DCM-2262||Video Writing and Production II||3|
|DCM-2266||Publishing, Photography and Design II||3|
|DCM-2269||Audio Writing and Production II||3|
|DCM-2278||Social Media and Communications||3|
|DCM-2279||Audio Writing and Production III||1.5|
|DCM-2282||Video Writing and Production III||1.5|
|DCM-2286||Publishing, Photography and Design III||1.5|
|Electives (Students take two of three)*||6|
|DCM-2284||Advanced Video Writing and Production||3|
|DCM-2289||Advanced Audio Writing and Production||3|
|DCM-2296||Adv Publishing, Photography and Design||3|
Practicum Experience Requirements
There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.
Tuition and Fees
Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
Students in this program are required to purchase their own mobile learning device. Check your letter of admission or contact your program office or check the admissions tab for details – there are minimum requirements.
Robin Dee Galang
“My experience at Lethbridge College was filled with so many unforgettable experiences. When I first joined this program, I wanted to be a graphic designer. But after graduating from the program, I felt I left with more skills than what I expected to have. Not only did I find passion in different areas through this program, I got to meet some incredible people in my community.”
Troy Reeb Internship recipient
“I’ll be really happy wherever I end up, as long as it’s in a storytelling role. Whether for radio, television or writing, it makes me really happy to write stories that have an impact on people.”
“My instructors really made me feel confident in my skills and where my future is headed. I’ve learned more than I ever thought I could in such a short amount of time.”
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