We Are Storytellers

Bachelor of Digital Communications

Bachelor of Digital Communications (2016-2017)

How to Apply

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Program Length

Eight semesters, beginning in September


We Are Journalists Designers and Filmmakers

Contact Information

Gemma Richardson, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79317


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $7,446.54
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

$1,000 – DSLR camera kit required for the beginning of first semester (details on specific kit items available upon acceptance, along with special discounted price for students), plus $100 to $500 per semester for textbooks, subscriptions and printing costs. 


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberWaitlisted

Admission Requirements

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
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of Digital Communications degree program invites you to explore the dynamic media environment and the cultural, social, economic and political implications of digital innovations. Communication studies are becoming recognized as one of the most significant of the social sciences in the 21st century. Increasingly, societal notions of the world are shaped through messages received from television, film, the web, social media, portable devices and a host of media arts, with profound impacts on how we view the world and ourselves. The construction of everyday lives and identities are negotiated through digital media and social networks, which expand connectivity and influence how we live and the products we produce and consume.

Our program is innovative and rigorous, centred on developing digital storytellers skilled in writing, visual communication, web applications, social media and business acumen. You will work in a dynamic studio-based environment where cross-pollination of creative ideas and methods develop. Students collaborate and innovate while gaining technical competency.

Intensive lectures, studios and labs provide direction, sharpen technical skills and stimulate critical discourse using the students’ work as the point of departure. Open access to studios, workshops and computing spaces sustains reflective project work while developing networks of diverse faculty, students and visitors. Historical, legal, ethical and theoretical considerations are embedded in the creative process. Students in the program will also engage with an array of breadth courses designed to deepen consciousness of their roles as citizens, who are aware of the social, political, environmental and cultural contexts of their work.

Senior students specialize in advanced communication theory and techniques and create a culminating production project designed to launch their professional careers. Graduates are also prepared to continue their studies at the master’s level.

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Work Term

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How to Apply

Your Career

In the digital age, communicators have far more reach than ever before to tell stories, share images and influence opinions. As many organizations change to reflect the communication needs of the public, there are opportunities for people with modern skill sets to begin their careers. Graduates may find positions in the digital media industry or as communication professionals within commercial, non-profit, governmental or other organizations.

Our Faculty

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit Faculty Credentials.

Work Placement

Students will participate in one mandatory 14-week paid or unpaid work term in the summer between semester six and seven. 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.

Alternative Course of Study

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Digital Communications degree should consider applying for Humber’s Media Communications diploma program. Graduates of the Media Communications program with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more may be considered for admission to the four-year Bachelor of Digital Communications degree and may complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a work term which will begin in January 2017. Graduates must also possess ENG4U, Humber’s COMM 212/WRIT 104 or COMM 312/WRIT 204 with a grade of 70 per cent or more. Admission will be based on availability in the program.

End Notes

Humber has been granted consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting August 26, 2014. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber will ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

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