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Digital Communications and Media

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
At a time when information and entertainment is shared through a myriad of delivery methods, our Digital Communications and Media two-year diploma program prepares you for a career in an evolving world. Select from one of two streams - Digital Journalism or Media Production and Advertising - and you'll find yourself on the leading edge of today's communications field. No matter how it's delivered, content and how we work with it is the key to our unique program. Students in both streams will focus on three areas when working with content: its creation; presentation, including visual or audio production techniques; and promotion, including advertising and public relations. The intensity of your focus in each area will depend on the stream you follow. Digital Journalism embraces new technologies, the Internet and social media to reach audiences. You can expect hands-on training both behind and in front of the camera, the microphone, the mobile device and online as you learn to create news content that can be delivered in various ways. Media Production and Advertising will teach you how to take great ideas and share them effectively with the world. You've got something to say, and we'll show you how to deliver creative content through online, published, video and audio formats. Each course in the program offers you a high level of engagement and flexibility that encourages the entrepreneurial spirit common in today's media. Through a mix of teaching methods, you will be trained to conduct research, create compelling stories, meet deadlines, and present it all through the most current delivery methods. Finally, you will take the skills you've acquired and enhance them through a 150-hour practicum experience within the industry. Learn in the field working with professionals who will mentor you through the course. Successfully completing Digital Communications and Media will prepare you for a career in an exciting field. Our graduates can be found working with companies like Global TV, CTV, Shaw-TV, a host of Canadian daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and corporations. Some with an adventurous spirit have staked out their own careers freelancing around the world.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. 

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Mobile Learning Program: This is a Mobile Learning Program and requires students to supply their own device with required minimum specifications. Go to our website for additional information.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Digital Communications and Media program for the Fall (September) term.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Royal Roads University (BC), Griffith University (Australia)

Updated August 29, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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