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Media Communications

MCOMSchool of Creative Industries

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Flex / Full-time


Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

4 Semesters

Program Contacts

Nancy Griffin

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.7857
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Program Overview

Use your storytelling talent to create your destiny.

Are you a storyteller? Take your talent to the next level and master the skills you need to communicate across a variety of platforms. From blogs to YouTube to podcasts and social media, storytelling is constantly evolving. 
Through courses in photography, web design, videography, and strategic writing, you’ll learn to transform your passion for communication into marketable skills that meet industry demands, and then showcase your work in an online portfolio. Earn the freedom to work for yourself or as part of a marketing or communications team in an organization. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn multifaceted skills that meet communications industry demands 
  • Option to continue studies in Cambrian’s 1-year Public Relations graduate certificate program or in university 
  • Annual online portfolio exhibit showcases your work 

"Being born and raised in Sudbury, choosing Cambrian allowed me to stay close to home during my post-secondary education. My experience at Cambrian College was truly remarkable. Thanks to the preparation I received in the Media Communications program, I was fortunate enough to secure employment right after graduation. What I love most about my field of work is the constant emergence of new opportunities - no day is ever the same."


Media Communications program


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Additional admission requirements


  • Computer competency in relevant software.

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:   Winter 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ART 1006Digital Design I4
COM 1007MS Office for Communications3
COM 1020Introduction to Media Communications3
COM 1060Workplace Communication Skills3
PHT 1005Digital Imaging I 3
SSC 1000Media and Current Events 13
One General Education Course. 13
Semester 2
ART 2351Digital Design II3
BUS 1146Introduction to Business Management3
COM 1070Workplace Writing Skills 3
COM 1150Multimedia I 3
IND 1003Introduction to Indigenous Studies3
PHT 1200Digital Imaging II 3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 3
ART 2360Website Design 3
ART 2496Accessible Design3
COM 1010Media Writing I 4
COM 1250Multimedia II 3
MKT 1202Digital Media and Marketing3
One General Education Course. 13
Semester 4
ART 2461Website Development3
COM 1002Project Communication Management3
COM 1210Media Writing II 4
COM 1015Portfolio Development 3
COM 1350Multimedia III 3
WEB 1040Content Management Systems 3
 Total Credits81

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,980.40Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Creative Industries

Looking to further your craft and pursue a career where your creativity can lead to a fulfilling career? At Cambrian, a program in Creative Industries allows you to tap into your talents and develop skills that can allow you to pursue that ideal job. You’ll learn from industry professionals who have been able to create and succeed in the modern workplace.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information.

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates of this program will be positioned to pursue positions in a wide range of areas including:

  • Content creation specialist
  • Communications officer or specialist
  • Marketing communications specialist
  • Media coordinator
  • Public relations officer
  • Advertising consultant
  • Social media influencer
  • Blogger
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

See where you'll be learning!

Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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