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Digital Communication, Certificate



What will I learn?

Communication studies from the spoken word to the digital age. This program will interest students who want to understand the ways in which communication influences and reflects society and culture, and how digital technology mediates the communication process.

In the Digital Communication program you'll study how digital communication impacts society. You'll explore the ways communication influences and reflects society and culture, and the role that digital technology has in the communication process.

Located at our Lansdowne campus, the Digital Communication program is two semesters long. This program may be taken full time or part time. Some courses may be offered in the evening or through a combination of classroom and online learning.

During your program, you will take six required courses and four electives. You'll get a strong theoretical grounding in communications, as well as the optional electives to let you customize your credential.

After you complete your certificate, you have the option of taking a work term to gain hands-on skills and work experience in communications.

As a graduate

With your certificate in Digital Communication in hand, you'll know how to:

use writing skills and digital media tools to collaborate and communicate
quickly and effectively research and analyze a communication issue or problem and apply your findings to determine an effective course of action
evaluate digital communication as an element of history, politics, organizations, identity, society and culture
summarize the history of digital communication and explain digital convergence
discuss the issues and concerns arising from the impact of digital media on communication in contemporary society
develop and apply workplace preparation strategies and skills

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,540.00 (US$ 11,506) per year
Internship designation: CAN $17,140
Start date

Expected September 2023


Camosun College

Lansdowne Campus,

3100 Foul Bay Rd,


British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5J2, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

High school graduation or be 19 years old on the first day of classes.

English proficiency (one of):
BC high school English 12 or English Studies 12 or equivalent with final grade of C+ or better
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)
TOEFL iBT score of 78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)
PTE Academic score of 54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)
Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced score of 174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)
CAEL CE score of 60 overall (no sub-score less than 60)
GTEC CBT score of 1200 overall (minimum sub-scores: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)


Fall term (September) - June 30

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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