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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

In this program, you explore the dynamic advertising and marketing communications industry. You gain knowledge in both theoretical and applied aspects of progressive marketing communications and acquire the industry techniques to perform the advertising/communications functions businesses require to compete in traditional and digital marketing environments. You study industry-focused courses, including social media marketing, media planning and buying, integrated marketing and communications, professional presentation skills, sales, graphic design, and digital video and content creation. Opportunities for work-integrated learning offer practical, hands-on experience with Treefort, Georgian’s in-house ad agency, where you apply knowledge and skills to develop client-based projects.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2023 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

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status 
  • 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: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Pathways

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 for Prior Learning website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

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 industries, such as retail, distribution, public relations, technology, media and/or manufacturing. Graduates may work in a number of roles, such as creating and placing advertising and promotion materials, engaging in the sale of advertising space or time on behalf of a digital or print medium, or entering 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

19 Program Courses
1 Program Option Course
2 Communications 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 – Graphic Design Fundamentals
  • ADVE 2005 – Professional Presentation Skills
  • 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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