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.

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Career Opportunities

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
  • Freelance/Entrepreneur
  • Graphic and Information Design
  • Magazine/Newspaper Content Creator
  • Marketing and Advertising 
  • Media Production Company Owner
  • Media/Public Relations
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Radio Host/Producer/Scriptwriter
  • Social Media Content Manager
  • Story Editor
  • Video Editor
  • Video Producer/Director/Scriptwriter

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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



2 years

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024


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.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Digital Communications and Media diploma.

Athabasca University

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

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 

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 

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Delivery Formats

The Digital Communications and Media program is available through on campus delivery.

On Campus

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.


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Year 1
Term I
DCM-1150Research and Writing for Digital Media3
DCM-1160Media History and Regulations1.5
DCM-1161Communication in Media1.5
DCM-1162Introduction to Video Production3
DCM-1164Introduction to Design Software and Photography3
DCM-1166Introduction to Audio Production3
Term II
DCM-1159Media Law and Ethics3
DCM-1167Marketing Fundamentals for Media3
DCM-1169Audio Writing and Production I3
DCM-1172Video Writing and Production I3
DCM-1173Publishing, Photography and Design I3
 Total Credits30
Year 2
Term I
DCM-2258Promotions and Marketing3
DCM-2261Professional Media Communication3
DCM-2262Video Writing and Production II3
DCM-2266Publishing, Photography and Design II3
DCM-2269Audio Writing and Production II3
Term II
DCM-2268Media Freelancing1.5
DCM-2278Social Media and Communications3
DCM-2279Audio Writing and Production III1.5
DCM-2282Video Writing and Production III1.5
DCM-2286Publishing, Photography and Design III1.5
Electives (Students take two of three)*6
Term III
 Total Credits33

Approved Electives

DCM-2284Advanced Video Writing and Production3
DCM-2289Advanced Audio Writing and Production3
DCM-2296Adv Publishing, Photography and Design3

Practicum Experience Requirements

There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

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Tuition and Fees

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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.

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