Advertising and Marketing Communications

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Program description - January 2025

Become a marketing and communications strategist/visual-thinking creative specialist in Conestoga's two-year diploma in Advertising & Marketing Communications program. We are a rewarding, cross-disciplinary program that equips you to be a creative thinker, with the ability to engage with on-trend brands, craft strategic marketing campaigns through social platforms, and to have the confidence and skills that the industry demands. Taught by passionate, award-winning faculty, you will learn the essential aspects of marketing research, integrated marketing campaigns, sales strategies, social media marketing, brand development, UI/UX design, copywriting, public relations and video production. You will also discover how to pitch a client, manage a marketing budget, perform campaign scheduling and deliver upon tight deadlines, as you work towards a career in the field. A 7-week field placement and live-client capstone project will better prepare you for the industry. Once ready, you will graduate from the program with an impressive portfolio, a laptop full of industry contacts and a supportive industry network ready to assist you. Program highlights include learning from award-winning industry professionals, working directly with live clients on projects, frequent guest speakers and agency tours, and valuable industry-based field placements.

Turn your diploma into a degree

Pursue a Bachelor of Communications Management through the advanced standing pathway after completing this diploma.

Program details

Code: 1532
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: January 2025
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

Please note: Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2024 and later will be available Spring 2024.

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Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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