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Digital Production, Writing and Design

Explore digital video and audio production, web design, digital photography and writing for journalism and the web.

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

8 months

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A hands-on approach to digital media studies

Start in September

In the Digital Production, Writing and Design program you'll be using digital media tools to create products to be used in a variety of ways, such as advertising and marketing materials and to tell stories using media tools.

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This is a 10-course, two-semester program which can be taken full time or part time. The program will help you to understand how digital media tools can be used to create products for a variety of final uses.

The certificate in Digital Production, Writing and Design is an applied, hands-on approach to digital media studies with an emphasis on digital production and writing courses, along with theory.

Work experience option

You have the option of extending your program with an internship to gain real-world experience and connections that will help you start your career in communications. Normally the work term will be scheduled for the summer, following the second academic term.

After completing your work term, you will graduate with a Certificate in Digital Production, Writing and Design - Internship Designation.

Transfer your credits

This program has been designed with the intention of providing transfer credit, so you can continue your studies at UVic, VIU and other BC institutions, as well as in 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.

    Demand on Vancouver Island

    There is a demand for media tool skills in a wide variety of occupations. The largest and most dynamic field in southern Vancouver Island is for communication specialists who can do everything from producing company newsletters to providing public relations services and marketing strategies. There is a substantial market for producers of content management-based web services, video producers and photographers. And there are still openings in traditional media doing everything from promotion and writing to editing and working on air.

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    What you'll learn

    Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

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    Program outline

    For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

    Program outline

    You'll explore digital video and audio production, web design, digital photography and writing journalism and writing for the web. Supporting courses in interpersonal communication, communication and technology, and mass media will provide the needed background for working in the digital media world.

    This is a 10-course, two-semester program which can be taken full time or part time. The program will help you to understand how digital media tools can be used to create products for a variety of final uses.

    The certificate in Digital Production, Writing and Design is an applied, hands-on approach to digital media studies with an emphasis on digital production and writing courses, along with theory.

    Marketable skills

    With your certificate in Digital Production, Writing and Design in hand, you'll know how to:

    • use media tools and design to efficiently capture, create and manipulate digital products
    • communicate effectively, concisely and persuasively to meet audience and client needs
    • support and promote the effectiveness of others in the workplace
    • plan, produce, implement and evaluate a digital media product
    • function in a responsible and accountable manner respecting individuals, communities, and the legal and ethical standards of the communication industry
    • develop and apply workplace preparation strategies and skills

      Tuition and fees

      Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

      Estimated tuition

      Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

      Digital Production, Writing and Design

      $9,647* (domestic)
      $15,540** (international)

      Digital Production, Writing and Design, Internship designation 

      $10,311* (domestic)
      $17,140** (international)

      Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

      For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

      Student fees

      In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

      Financial assistance

      You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

      Financial Aid & Awards 

      Curriculum & courses

      Admissions and fees

      Start in September

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

      This is a 10-course, two-semester program which can be taken full time or part time.

      Admission requirements

      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:

      For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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      Contact us

      If you have admissions questions contact us today!

      If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your classes contact artsci@camosun.ca.

      Faculty/staff profile

      Lois Fernyhough

      Lois Fernyhough

      Chair, Communications

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

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      Melissa Mills

      Melissa Mills

      Instructor, Digital Production, Writing and Design

      Currently teaching Graphic Communications, Melissa is also a self-employed graphic designer. She has been offering her clients professional design and ...

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      Learn more

      For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

      Contact information

      School of Arts & Science

      Campus location

      Fisher 104

      Location link

      Lansdowne Campus

      250-370-3298

      artsci@camosun.ca

       

      International students please contact Camosun International