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Media Communications

Are you a storyteller? Do you have a passion for communicating and exploring how to effectively communicate across a variety of platforms including blogs, YouTube, podcasts, and social media? Through courses in photography, web design, videography, and strategic writing, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to be an effective communicator and take your storytelling to the next level, whether you wish to work for yourself or for an organization of any size.

The Media Communications diploma program is designed to meet industry demands within multi-faceted areas of the communications industry. You’ll graduate with a diverse range of marketable skills in photography, graphic design, web design, writing, social media, and videography.

Graduates of this program have the option to continue their studies in Cambrian’s one-year Public Relations Graduate Certificate program to earn an additional credential.

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What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Advertising consultant
  • Communications officer or specialist
  • Media coordinator
  • Public relations officer
  • Speechwriter
  • Social media influencer
  • Blogger

This Cambrian program is one of only two diploma options in Media Communications to be offered in the province and can be taken completely online.

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2023

Learning options

  • Full-Time
  • Flex learning

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1803 or later (version 1809 or later preferred)
  • Processor: Intel® 6th Gen – or AMD Ryzen™ 1000 Series or newer CPU (Intel® 7th Gen or AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series CPU preferred)
  • RAM: 8 GB minimum (16 GB RAM for HD media 32 GB for 4K media or higher preferred)
  • GPU: 2 GB VRAM minimum (4 GB VRAM or higher preferred)
  • Mac operating system
  • macOS v10.14 or later
  • Processor: Intel® 6th Gen or newer CPU
  • RAM: 8 GB minimum (16 GB RAM for HD media 32 GB for 4K media or higher preferred)
  • GPU: 2 GB VRAM minimum (4 GB VRAM or higher preferred)
  • Storage space: 100 GB free with min 10 GB for software installs
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud

Required software will be provided by Cambrian College. Instruction on how to obtain software will be provided to you. Some software that you may access as part of your program may not be compatible with every device. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

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