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Communication and Digital Media Studies - Bridge

Degree Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Location UOIT, Downtown Oshawa
Start dates September (full-time)
Length Five semesters (full-time)
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DDB
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Admission requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Advertising and Marketing Communications Management, Broadcast and Contemporary Media, Contemporary Web Design, Digital Photography, Digital Video Production, Interactive Media Design, Journalism or Public Relations.

General information

All organizations in society, including businesses, government, advocacy groups and creative industries are looking for people who understand the roles and effects of communications on society. Effective communicators must be able to navigate new media platforms as well as traditional ones. Explore the economic, political and cultural drivers as well as the impact of communications and digital media within society.

Our program will enhance your oral, written and digital communication skills. It will also develop your knowledge about how a range of media forms are changing the world, expand your cultural awareness and enrich your life in a time in which communications is everywhere and in everything.


Additional information

Communication and Digital Media Studies Bridge on the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities website
College-to-university transfer programs website 

Admission requirements

An Ontario college or Ontario college advanced diploma in one of the programs listed below:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Broadcast for Contemporary Media
  • Contemporary Web Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video Production
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Journalism - Broadcast and Electronic Media
  • Journalism - Web and Print
  • Print and Broadcast Journalism
  • Public Relations 

Bridge requirements

Once you have successfully completed the bridge courses with a minimum overall B- average and no D grade, you will proceed into the Communication and Digital Media Studies program. In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 16 courses toward the 40-course Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.


Last year's cut-off 70 per cent
Expected cut-off Low 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Communication Ethics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • New Media Theory and Practice
  • Persuasion
  • Work in the Information Age

More information is available in the Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

UOIT students have many different opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings. With more than 300 industry and community partner organizations, students have a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities available to them.

In your fourth year of study you will have the opportunity to participate in a practicum placement with a community organization.

Career opportunities

  • communications specialist
  • creative director
  • digital media strategist
  • freelance content creator
  • journalist
  • professional editor
  • public relations officer
  • social media

Success stories

"When my adventure started at UOIT, I was amazed by how welcomed I was by my classmates and professors. Wherever I went, whatever I needed, there was always someone there to guide me throughout the process. Thanks to my professors, not only did I learn theories of communication, but I was also taught how to apply them when using popular social mediums of today. My classmates and I always had the opportunity to share our opinions during lectures, which created diversified discussions that enhanced our ideologies. No matter how you want to develop your future self, this university is the perfect place to start, as you will live in an environment of growth and success."

- Sarah Alghoul
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Communication, class of 2014
Facilities Help Desk Co-ordinator, M.H. Alshaya Co. W.L.L., Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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