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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Communication and Digital Media Studies - Advanced Entry

Degree Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Location Downtown Oshawa campus location
Start dates September (full-time)
Length Four semesters (full-time)
Program load Full-time
Two students working on laptop

Admission requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Advertising and Marketing Communications Management, Broadcast and Contemporary Media, Contemporary Web Design, Digital Photography, Digital Video Production, Interactive Media Design, Journalism, Public Relations or Graphic Design.

General information

All organizations in society, including businesses, government, advocacy groups and creative industries are looking for people who understand the roles and effects of communications on society. Effective communicators must be able to navigate new media platforms as well as traditional ones. Explore the economic, political and cultural drivers as well as the impact of communications and digital media within society.

Our program will enhance your oral, written and digital communication skills. It will also develop your knowledge about how a range of media forms are changing the world, expand your cultural awareness and enrich your life in a time in which communications is everywhere and in everything.

Additional information

Communication and Digital Media Studies on the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities website
College-to-university transfer programs website 

Admission requirements

An Ontario college or Ontario college advanced diploma in one of the programs listed below with a minimum B-/70 per cent average:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Broadcast for Contemporary Media
  • Contemporary Web Design
  • Creative Advertising (Seneca College only)
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Journalism - Broadcast and Electronic Media
  • Journalism - Web and Print
  • Media Communications (Humber College only)
  • Photography (Durham College only)
  • Photojournalism
  • Print and Broadcast Journalism
  • Public Relations 
  • Television and New Media Production (Loyalist College)
  • Video Production (Durham College only)

Transfer credit

In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 20 courses toward the 40-course Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

Last year's cut-off 70 per cent
Expected cut-off Low 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Communication Ethics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • New Media Theory and Practice
  • Persuasion
  • Work in the Information Age

More information is available in the Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

Students at the university have many different opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings. With more than 300 industry and community partner organizations, students have a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities available to them.

In your fourth year of study, you will have the opportunity to participate in a practicum placement with a community organization.

Career opportunities

  • Communications specialist
  • Creative director
  • Digital media strategist
  • Freelance content creator
  • Journalist
  • Professional editor
  • Public relations officer
  • Social media co-ordinator

Success stories

"When my adventure started at Ontario Tech, I was amazed by how welcomed I was by my classmates and professors. Wherever I went, whatever I needed, there was always someone there to guide me throughout the process. Thanks to my professors, not only did I learn theories of communication, but I was also taught how to apply them when using popular social mediums of today. My classmates and I always had the opportunity to share our opinions during lectures, which created diversified discussions that enhanced our ideologies. No matter how you want to develop your future self, this university is the perfect place to start, as you will live in an environment of growth and success."

- Sarah Alghoul
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Communication, class of 2014
Facilities Help Desk Co-ordinator, M.H. Alshaya Co. W.L.L., Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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