Competence in and understanding of digital communication of all types are now prerequisites for many professional and academic careers. The Certificate/Diploma Program in Digital Communication: Social Media & Virtual Worlds (CDDC) prepares students in the technologies, practices and theory of social media, search engines, virtual worlds and digital applications for image, sound and text. The Certificate program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Western and they may apply for admission subject to prerequisites and general admission requirements. The Certificate program may be pursued concurrently with the completion of a Bachelor's or Graduate degree. Students already possessing an undergraduate degree may apply for admission to the Diploma program, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements.
65% average across 5.0 first-year courses for the Certificate program and an undergraduate degree for the Diploma program. Admission is not guaranteed; enrolment in the programs and in courses may be limited. To complete the programs, students are required to use a laptop. Applicants should check with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies regarding minimum specifications and performance requirements of laptops at the time of application. Details concerning application procedures are available on the Faculty of Information and Media Studies Web site at http://www.fims.uwo.ca.
To complete the Diploma in Digital Communication, students must achieve an overall average of 70% in 5.0 courses:
0.5 course: Digital Communication 2001A/B
0.5 course: Digital Communication 2002A/B
4.0 courses drawn from the list of elective courses (see below)