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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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What you'll learn

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.

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

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.

Hands-on learning

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.

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Invest in yourself

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.

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.

Financial aid 

Are you a former youth in care?

The Provincial Tuition Waiver program aims to make post-secondary education more accessible for former youth in care by providing financial support for tuition and mandatory student fees. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

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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.

 

Apply now

 

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 detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

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Estimated tuition fees

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$10,107 (domestic)

$16,760 (international)

Additional Student Fees

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, Communications

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

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Faculty/staff profile

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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Scholarships, bursaries and awards

Contact information

Lois Fernyhough, Department 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

 

International Admissions

International students please contact International Admissions