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Turn your creative talent and strategic thinking into a career

Advertising and Marketing Communications Ontario College Diploma program

Gain valuable experience in our student-run agency and on your field placement. Great industry connections. Awesome job prospects!

Program code ADMC
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

This program is designed to provide training in the theoretical and practical aspects of modern marketing communications. Graduates will be able to perform advertising/communications functions using a variety of media techniques.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a field placement component where you will gain practical, hands-on work experience in a setting relevant to your program.

What are the admission requirements for the Advertising and Marketing Communications program?

Advertising and Marketing Communications admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with a recommended minimum of 60 per cent in

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

What career paths can I take in advertising and marketing communications?

Your Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma gives you many career opportunities

Graduates may find employment in the advertising or marketing departments of retail, distribution, public relations, computers, and/or manufacturing in creating and placing advertising and promotion materials; may engage in the sale of advertising space or time on behalf of a print or electronic medium; or may enter the advertising agency field, in a creative, research, production or client services role.

Why study Advertising and Marketing Communications at Georgian?

Advertising and marketing communications is the art and business of developing and communicating messages. It effectively reaches individuals with information about products, services and ideas. It’s exciting, creative, demanding, rewarding and challenging.

Let Georgian give you a head-start on your career in advertising and marketing communications!

What courses are included in the Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma program?

Course overview

16 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 Program Option Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Field Placement

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Advertising and Marketing Communications program outline.

  • ADVE 1004 – Introduction to Advertising
  • ADVE 1007 – Advertising Design Basics
  • ADVE 2005 – Pitching the Campaign
  • MKTG 1000 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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