Digital Communication, Certificate

Communication studies from the spoken word to the digital age

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Arts & Humanities

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

1 year

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A balanced foundation in communications theory

In the Digital Communication program you'll study how digital communication impacts society. You'll explore the ways communication influences and reflects society and culture, and the role that digital technology has in the communication process.

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What you will learn

In this 10-course (two-semester) program, six core courses provide a broad base of applied theoretical knowledge to get you started in communications.

You'll also take a production course to get some hands-on experience, and use the four electives to customize your credential according to your interests.

Work experience option

As a certificate student, you have the option of extending your program with a three-month internship. Your work term will give you hands-on experience and connections that will help you start your career in communications.

After your work term, you will graduate with a Certificate in Digital Communication - Internship Designation.

Transfer your credits

With a Certificate in Digital Communication you can transfer up to 30 credits to the University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University, Thompson Rivers University and other BC institutions, as well as into Camosun's Diploma in Arts and Science Studies. This certificate can also lead to a full block transfer to Royal Roads University's Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program. Contact an Academic Advisor for more information on these options.

As a graduate

With your certificate in Digital Communication in hand, you'll know how to:

  • use writing skills and digital media tools to collaborate and communicate
  • quickly and effectively research and analyze a communication issue or problem and apply your findings to determine an effective course of action
  • evaluate digital communication as an element of history, politics, organizations, identity, society and culture
  • summarize the history of digital communication and explain digital convergence
  • discuss the issues and concerns arising from the impact of digital media on communication in contemporary society
  • develop and apply workplace preparation strategies and skills

An investment in your career

Invest in yourself! One year at Camosun can prepare you for entry-level work in communications or give you the foundation for further study.

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Estimated tuition (including optional co-op)

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

$5,854 (domestic)

$16,370 (international)

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.

What to expect

Located at our Lansdowne campus, the Digital Communication program is two semesters long. This program may be taken full time or part time. Some courses may be offered in the evening or through a combination of classroom and online learning.

During your program, you will take six required courses and four electives. You'll get a strong theoretical grounding in communications, as well as the optional electives to let you customize your credential.

After you complete your certificate, you have the option of taking a work term to gain hands-on skills and work experience in communications.

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Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C+ in English 12 
  • C in Camosun Alternative  

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Lois Fernyhough

Lois Fernyhough

Chair

In addition to developing communications courses for the Communications department, Lois currently teaches CMNS 100 (Introduction to Communication), C ... Read more
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Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Lois Fernyhough Program Chair

General Program Questions

Campus location

Camosun College Lansdowne
Young Building
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Y 315C

250-370-3397

fernyhol@camosun.ca