Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Employ distinctive communication styles grounded in a thorough understanding of communication theories, and historical and contemporary trends in visual design and media technologies.
Create effective media strategies based on insightful audience analysis, principles of branding and marketing and revenue generation and media law and ethics.
Critically analyze and interpret media messages, comprehending the historical, social, commercial and cultural impact of representational, explanatory, abstract and symbolic images.
Gather, review, evaluate, interpret and express information using a range of well-developed analytic and creative methodologies.
Operate as informed producers and consumers of media communications recognizing the aims of commercial business, nonprofits, government, and community enterprise.
Apply innovative media strategies to effectively analyze and express themes and issues from a range of contexts and perspectives.
Interpret and apply theoretical and ethical frameworks to identify and solve communication problems in a variety of contexts.
Present ideas and information accurately and creatively using written, oral, audio-visual and web-based formats.
Reflect on communication strategies and practices from a range of perspectives and willingly adapt, revise, edit, and develop improvements.
Manage communication projects effectively, employing a professional attitude towards responsibility, initiative, collaboration, adaptability, accountability and ethical use of resources.
Integrate leadership and influence skills with accountability in media content creation.
Direct own continuous learning, pursuing opportunities for constant renewal of skills and knowledge.
Students will participate in one mandatory work placement in the summer between Semester 6 and 7. The placement provides students with an opportunity to gain experience and meet professionals in the digital communications sector. Many of the placements are offered in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), a hub for the communications industry in Canada and home to numerous media, non-profit, marketing, public relations and other private sector companies.
In a rapidly changing digital landscape, Transmedia creates multi-dimensional storytelling experiences that provides audiences the opportunity to be engaged like never before. Immersive, collaborative and deeply engaging, Transmedia revolves around the telling of stories using a variety of platforms. The overall narrative experience is intended to be enhanced by audience engagement with each successive platform.
Use your digital media skills to succeed in the evolving field of communications. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada forecasts that communications job openings will increase over the next decade.
You'll learn from professors who have real-world experience and are active in the industry. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on training to help you achieve the career you want.View Credentials
MA - Ryerson University
BJ - Ryerson University
PhD – Western University
MA – University of Windsor
BJ - Carleton University
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PhD - University of Toronto
MA - University of Toronto
BA - McGill University
PhD (Media Studies) – Western University
MA (Communication and Culture) – York University/Ryerson University
BFA – Ryerson University
PhD – University of Liverpool, UK
MA – Coventry University, UK
MBA - QAU, Pakistan
PhD (Communication and Culture) - York University & Ryerson University
MA (Media Production) - Ryerson University
BAA (Honours) Radio and Television Arts - Ryerson University
BAS (Honours) Administrative Studies - Trent University
In the digital age, communicators have far more reach than ever before to tell stories, share images and influence opinions. As many organizations change to reflect the communication needs of the public, there are opportunities for people with modern skillsets to begin their careers. Graduates may find positions in the digital media industry or as communication professionals within commercial, non-profit, governmental or other organizations.
Public Relations, Bachelor of
Credential: Honours Degree
Length: 8 semesters
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Length: 6 semesters
Public Relations (Graduate Certificate)
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Length: 2 semesters
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Watch the video to see how students presented a wide variety of digital projects, all created and presented by the program's first graduating cohort!
Journalism students premiere documentary at LA film festival
Wed, October 14, 2020
Pearl Under Pressure, a documentary short by Lucy Lau and Harmony Multani, had its public premiere at the Los Angeles Lift Off Film Festival.
The 12-minute film, the pair's capstone project for the Journalism graduate certificate program, highlights efforts to combat child abuse in Uganda. The film grew out of a health and social change intiative led by Denmark's University College Absalon with partial funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Read more about Lau and Multani's film and their experience documenting the stories of women and children in Uganda.
Emmy Award-winning grad shares secret to her success
Tue, October 06, 2020
She spoke to Humber Today about her work, what it's like to collaborate with the Duffer Brothers, and how she went from Humber Film to Hollywood sound editor. Read her full interview.
Humber to light up the night during virtual Nuit Blanche Toronto
Fri, October 02, 2020
Humber College and Humber Galleries are hosting five projects for Nuit Blanche Toronto Online on Saturday, October 3.
Humber is the only participating postsecondary institution and the five projects--available for online viewing for 12 hours starting at 7 pm--are the most by any participating institution.
Learn more about Nuit Blanche Toronto 2020, or find out more about the Humber-sponsored projects, including a short film by students in the College's Indigenous Transmedia Fellowship and a composition by a Bachelor of Music graduate.
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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts News
Media & Creative Arts Anti-Racism Action Plan
Thu, June 25, 2020
In being accountable to our communities and to ourselves, our Action Plan will ensure transparency and collaboration around the work we need to do.
It’s hard, I know. But, you’ll get there.
Mon, May 11, 2020
To those students who are worried, stressed, confused, and lost, I understand.
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