Whether you envision a future delivering the news, creating the ads or writing the words, the Digital Communications and Media program prepares you for success in any media environment. Reflecting the evolution of the industry, the Digital Communications and Media program is delivered through a ‘choose your own adventure’ model.

Our two-year Digital Communications and Media program prepares you to become a multi-faceted media and communications professional. Through our unique delivery method, you’ll choose your assignments across the varied areas of journalism, communications, audio, visuals and production to create your own unique path to career success.

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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 professional industry mentors

2 weeks

in the Troy Reeb Internship - an all-expenses paid work experience in a major market newsroom, available only to Lethbridge College DCM students

4 media platforms

our DCM students manage their own website, television news, newspaper and radio station

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 full block transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communications program at Royal Roads University, provided all appropriate prerequisite qualifications and entrance criteria are met (as per program admission requirements) and space remains available in the program. Entrance to all programs at Royal Roads University is on a competitive basis. 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 in accordance with AHS guidelines. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on-campus in Lethbridge.

Courses

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Course Title Credits
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
  Credits 15
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
  Credits 15
  Total Credits 30
Course Title Credits
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
  Credits 15
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
  Credits 15
Term III
DCM-2280 Practicum 3
  Credits 3
  Total Credits 33
Approved Electives
Course Title Credits
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.

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$5,400.00
$1,104.00
$3,200.00
Year 2
$5,940.00
$1,186.00
$300.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$14,400.00
$1,104.00
$3,200.00
Year 2
$16,434.00
$1,186.00
$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.

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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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