This four-year honours degree program provides students with a foundation in digital storytelling and digital technology, allowing them to effectively craft a message for a target audience and to create a communications plan to disseminate this message. Graduates of advertising, public relations and marketing diploma and advanced diploma programs may be awarded advanced standing.
Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge regarding media channel selection, digital storytelling, marketing communications research, digital analytics and global communications. The program utilizes case studies and fieldwork to provide opportunities for students to practice the newly-acquired skills in a real-world context. Additionally, students conduct marketing research, utilize digital analytics and marketing research to make decisions and craft communications plans for clients within the classroom setting.
Graduates may seek employment in media and communications departments within government, non-profit organizations, associations, advertising and digital agencies as well as private corporations. They may work in areas such as journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing communications, professional writing and social media.
This program is well suited for students who:
Are passionate about understanding and working with the cultural differences inherent in the global marketplace.
Possess critical thinking skills.
Approach problems strategically.
Think in innovative and creative ways to solve problems.
Have a strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Work well both independently and in teams.
Are comfortable with digital technology.
Possess the traits of adaptability and curiosity.
Believe in life-long learning.