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
  • Graphic and Information Design
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • 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

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150-hour

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

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Diploma

Duration

2 years

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

New students 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.

Transfers
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 will be 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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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.

Courses

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CourseTitleCredits
Year 1
Term I
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
 Credits15
Term II
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
 Credits15
 Total Credits30
CourseTitleCredits
Year 2
Term I
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
 Credits15
Term II
DCM-2268 Media Freelancing 1.5
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
 Credits15
Term III
DCM-2280 Practicum 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits33
Approved Electives
Course Title Credits
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

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$5,400.00
$1,163.00
$3,263.00
Year 2
$5,940.00
$1,249.00
$300.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$14,400.00
$1,163.00
$3,263.00
Year 2
$16,434.00
$1,249.00
$300.00
Notes

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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Scholarships

With just one online application, you can apply for all the Lethbridge College awards and scholarships for which you qualify, including these featured scholarships:

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