Advertising and Marketing Communications Gain valuable experience in our student-run agency and on your field placement. Great industry connections. Awesome job prospects!

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

This program is designed to provide training in the theoretical and practical aspects of modern marketing communications. Students learn to perform advertising/communications functions using a variety of creative, media, production and planning techniques. Students apply their knowledge and creative skills through experiential learning opportunities with client-based marketing communication projects.

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!

Why study Advertising and Marketing Communications at Georgian?

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with a recommended minimum of 60 per cent in

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with a recommended minimum of 60 per cent in Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U). Also recommended: any Grade 11 College Mathematics (MBF3C), or Grade 11 University Mathematics

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Advertising and Marketing Comm articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • ADVE1001 Advertising Design
  • ADVE1003 Copywriting
  • ADVE1004 Advertising
  • ADVE2000 Media Management
  • ADVE2001 Integrated Mktg Communications
  • ADVE2002 Sales Promotion
  • ADVE2004 Public Relations
  • ADVE2005 Pitching the Campaign
  • ADVE2006 Advertising Portfolio Development
  • ADVE2013 Account Management
  • ADVE2015 Digital and Alternative Media
  • COMP1000 MacIntosh Computer Applications
  • MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
  • MKTG1003 Personal Selling
  • REAS1002 Consumer Research

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

ADMC Optional Courses

To be selected from College list

Business Optional Course

    General Education Courses

    To be selected from College list

    Field Placement

    • ADVE2011 Field Training - ADVE