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Digital Communications and Media

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
The media and communications industry continues to rapidly evolve, so join the evolution at Lethbridge College with our hands-on, practical and industry-ready Digital Communications and Media diploma. Traditional media companies have been consolidating and digital technologies have changed the job market. The importance of social media has grown and communications jobs have blossomed. What we are ?nding now is journalism, corporate communications, radio, video, photography and graphic production are crossing over more than ever before. Thus, we have developed the next evolution of the program to recognize industry needs. In the DCM program, you will choose your assignments across the varied areas of journalism, communications, audio, visuals and production to create your own unique career path. This 'choose your own adventure' model will allow you to become a multi-faceted media and communications professional, while practicing relevant industry skills. Through a mix of teaching methods, you will be trained to conduct research, create compelling content, meet deadlines and present it all through the most current delivery methods. Each course in the program offers a high level of engagement and flexibility that encourages the entrepreneurial spirit common in today's media. At the end of your coursework, you will enhance your acquired skills through a 150-hour practicum experience working with professional industry mentors. Successfully completing the Digital Communications and Media program will prepare students for a career in the exciting ?eld of media and communications. Our graduates can be found working or freelancing for digital and traditional news and advertising companies, commercial businesses, non-pro?t organizations and public institutions, helping them meet the communication and information needs for their various audiences. Your adventure in content creation is yours to explore, yours to discover! Where will your journey take you?

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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.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,434.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,213.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $959.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

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 January 29, 2021. 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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