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Engage audiences as a digital content creator, strategist or curator

Digital Content Creation and Strategy Ontario College Graduate Certificate program

Deliver compelling messages in today’s media-rich business environment. Capture ideas and develop production skills. Explore user experience and design functionality.

Program code DGCC
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Delivery Full-time +
Program delivery method(s) In-person and hybrid option What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

Digital Content Creation and Strategy prepares you to capture ideas and deliver effective messages in today’s media-rich business environment. Through a combination of practical and theory-based learning methods, you develop skills in the production and management of social media, communications, video and audio production, photography, and web design. Focusing on user experience and design functionality, you gain and develop skills through a combination of independent and collaborative projects applied in the context of content creation, strategy and curation. Ultimately, such skills can be applied to almost any sector that informs, engages or educates an audience.

Please note: Most of this program is delivered in the downtown Barrie location (5 Ross St.) with Student Services offered at the main Barrie Campus. The Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre is located just minutes away from the waterfront. You’ll learn in our fully equipped studios using industry standard tools, and you’ll have the opportunity to network with leaders in your field and real-world clients.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2024 Barrie Downtown

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Digital Content Creation and Strategy program?

Digital Content Creation and Strategy admission requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent, in art, business, design, communication, or production. 

Applicants who do not possess the above academic requirement may be considered upon submission of a portfolio, including sample work, cover letter and resumé, showing evidence of experience in a related field.

Why study Digital Content Creation and Strategy at Georgian?

State-of-the-art digital content creation instructional labs

Develop your skills with:

  • professional cameras for still photography and video pieces of digital content creation technology
  • a digital content creation and virtual reality (VR) simulator
  • computer labs with the best-in-class software pre-loaded at your disposal

Graduate job-ready

In just one year, you will:

  • gain exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a content creator
  • develop knowledge and skills that support a managerial career path
  • improve your employability before you graduate. and your influence when you begin your career

Small class sizes

Georgian’s small class sizes provide you with a more personal learning environment, more one-on-one interactions with your professors, and a chance to connect and collaborate with classmates.

Expert faculty

Learn from seasoned professionals with extensive backgrounds in the arts, enriched by years of industry experience, comprehensive education, and valuable network connections.

What career paths can I take in digital content creation, strategy and curation?

Your Digital Content Creation and Strategy graduate certificate gives you many career opportunities

Graduates of the Digital Content Creation and Strategy program are well suited to work within the creative, strategic, and information management fields. The types of careers graduates may find themselves in include digital content creator, digital and/or social media creator, and an influencer and/or strategist. Graduates may also create their own entrepreneurial careers as content creators and social media producers.

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Flex MORE. Study Digital Content Creation and Strategy part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

  • Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go!
  • MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.

What courses are included in the Digital Content Creation and Strategy graduate certificate program?

Course overview

15 Program Courses

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Digital Content Creation and Strategy program outline.

  • DGCC 1000 – Introduction to Video Production
  • DGCC 1001 – Still Image Editing
  • DGCC 1002 – Web Design
  • DGCC 1003 – Digital Photography
  • DGCC 1004 – Writing for Social Media
  • DGCC 1005 – Principles of Visual Media
  • DGCC 1006 – Content Creation Strategies
  • DGCC 1007 – Media Trends and Approaches

Your course delivery method(s)

In-person and hybrid option

In this program, some courses will provide an option to choose fully in person or fully online. You’ll choose one delivery method, that fits your circumstances, for the duration of the semester.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

I want to work in the digital content creation industry, but not at a company. Is this program a good fit for me?Georgian College Chevron

Yes, absolutely! Georgian’s Digital Content Creation and Strategy graduate certificate program is designed to prepare you with the tools to become a digital content creator in many sectors and capacities.

As an alternative to working for a company as an employee, you may choose to create your own entrepreneurial career (e.g., social media influencer, freelance content creator or social media producer, etc.).

What are the recommended computer requirements for this program?Georgian College Chevron

Please see our program-specific fees webpage to review the technology requirements to be successful in the Digital Content Creation and Strategy program.

What are the varying forms of delivery for the Digital Content Creation and Strategy program?Georgian College Chevron

Review course delivery method(s) for the Digital Content Creation and Strategy program at Georgian.

Can I take the Digital Content Creation and Strategy program on a part-time basis?Georgian College Chevron

Yes, Digital Content Creation Strategy graduate certificate at Georgian can be taken on either a full-time or part-time schedule.

Learn more about taking the program part-time.

Do you have questions about Digital Content Creation and Strategy? Contact us!

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