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Digital Communication, Certificate

Communication studies from the spoken word to the digital age. This program will interest students who want to understand the ways in which communication influences and reflects society and culture, and how digital technology mediates the communication process.

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

Start in September!

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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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.

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.

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    What you'll learn

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

    Program outline

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

    Program outline

    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.

    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

    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.

      Tuition and fees

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

      Estimated tuition

      Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

      Digital Communication, Certificate

      $5,319 (domestic)
      $15,540 (international)

      Digital Communication, Certificate, Internship designation 

      $5,984 (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

      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.

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

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      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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      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