Media Communications

Media Communications (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September


Media Communications

Contact Information

Cathy Bidini, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext 4239


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,857.78
– international $14,200.
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.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberClosed

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 (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• 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.

Additional Requirements

• Nikon D5200 camera, with standard kit lens and external microphone
• Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud is strongly recommended to first-year and required of second-year students
• Web hosting is required for second-year students for presentation of their portfolio website
• External storage devices: A USB flash/thumb drive (4 GB+) and an external USB hard-drive (500 GB+)

Our Program

Humber’s Media Communications diploma program trains you in multimedia, marketing, web design and writing, new media, and videography.
In the Media Communications program, learn how to:
– research, write and design communications such as press releases, brochures and profiles
– use graphic design, photography and videography to enhance written content
– design, write for, and edit effective websites
– create and edit content using current software applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver
– produce corporate video and audio for the web and other applications
– learn how to establish and operate a business through a course in freelance and project management.
Courses are designed with industry input, ensuring you are learning current and relevant information in state-of-the-art labs from industry experts – people who know the trends and challenges of communications. The practical training in this program also includes an industry work placement.

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Your Career

According to a study by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a private investment firm, companies are increasing their spending on media relations and communicating their brands with stakeholders. It’s a trend which is expected to continue. The skills you learn in Media Communications will prepare you for a career in this expanding field. As a media communications specialist, you will help organizations better engage clients, partners, employees and reporters by developing compelling external and in-house communications that inform, persuade and motivate.

With broad-ranging skills and knowledge in multimedia, marketing, web design and writing, social media, and videography, graduates find work in the marketing and communication departments of businesses, organizations or government departments, and as freelance communications professionals.

Work Placement

In semester four, often through the school’s placement program, students find suitable, unpaid work placements, which run from 10 to 11 weeks, including Reading Week, for a total of no fewer than 120 hours. During that time, students hone their skills in professional environments, developing digital communication solutions. They build complete portfolios which, when they graduate, have them standing out from their competitors as corporate communications professionals. Students file work placement reports, generate company needs assessments, and develop capstone projects, which respond to those needs.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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