This Digital Media Marketing graduate certificate program in Toronto provides students with the foundational knowledge and applied skills employers value in marketing using digital media to build brands. It explores marketing communication strategies using a mix of owned and social media platforms and paid media channels. Each course in the program is delivered in a hybrid format that combines in-class and online learning experiences. Note that overall approximately 40% of the teaching is delivered online.


Program name
Digital Media Marketing
Experiential learning
Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required
12 months (2 semesters in-class, 1 semester work experience)
Starting month
September, January, May
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Method of study

Year of Study

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 Waitlisted
Jan. 2021 Open
May 2021 Open
International students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 Opens Apr 6, 2020
May 2021 Opens Aug 3, 2020

Full Description

In the Digital Media Marketing graduate certificate, students will develop the foundational knowledge and applied skills that employers value in digital marketing. Key areas covered in the program are: social media marketing, mobile marketing, search marketing, content marketing, owned media marketing, paid media marketing along with marketing analytics. In the final semester, students work on a capstone project.

The Digital Media Marketing program is offered in Toronto through a combination of in-class courses and hybrid courses (which combines online delivery with in-class instruction), with approximately 40% of teaching delivered online, thus students will require a laptop computer. Find out more about the minimum computing requirements.

    This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Marketing.

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    Experiential Learning

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

    Your Field Study options

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)

    This program requires the successful completion of a one-semester work experience term to graduate. This work experience is either co-op (paid) or internship (unpaid). Either one will give you the practical experience employers value. The work term occurs after the end of the second academic semester.

    George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students then apply for these opportunities and go through a competitive interview process. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe will provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

    In addition to on-the-job work experience George Brown College endeavours to provide field education opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at the Centre for Business.

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    Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Formulate a marketing plan that will meet the needs or goals of a business or organization.
    2. Develop an integrated marketing communications plan for a product, concept, good and/or service based on an identified market need or target.
    3. Formulate strategies for developing new and/or modified products, concepts, goods and services that respond to evolving market needs.
    4. Develop strategies for the efficient and effective placement/distribution of products, concepts, goods, and services that respond to evolving markets.
    5. Evaluate the impact of using different marketing strategies for a product, concept, good and/or service, on the finances, Return on Investment (ROI) and business goals of an organization.
    6. Evaluate the viability of a concept, product, good and/or service in a local, national or international markets.
    7. Conduct market research to provide information needed to make marketing decisions.
    8. Communicate marketing information persuasively and accurately in oral, written, graphic and interactive media formats.
    9. Plan, prepare and deliver a sales presentation or pitch that addresses the needs of the client.
    10. Develop strategies with clients, customers, consumers and others to grow and maintain relationships.
    11. Develop learning and development strategies and plans to enhance professional growth in the field.
    12. Apply entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new career opportunities that might include contract employment, and self-employment initiatives.
    13. Participate in and contribute to a framework of organizational policies and practices, when conducting business of the organization.
    14. Apply the principles of business ethics and corporate social responsibility to business decisions.
    15. Employ the management techniques of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of marketing functions and activities in response to the business needs of the organization.
    16. Recommend strategies for using digital and online communication and media as part of a marketing communications plan

    Required Courses

    In order to graduate from the B413 program, you need a total of 13 Mandatory courses and 1 Work Experience Semester.

    Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020pdf file


    semester courses
    CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
    MARK 1051Social Media MarketingNONE
    MARK 2037Database Marketing StrategiesNONE
    BUS 4000Work Experience Prep CourseNONE
    MARK 4005Applied Business CommunicationNONE
    MARK 4019Fundamentals of Marketing And IMCNONE
    MARK 4020Owned Media MarketingNONE
    MARK 4023Paid Media MarketingNONE


    semester courses
    CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
    MARK 1024Marketing Seminar seriesNONE
    MARK 1044Search MarketingMARK 4020
    MARK 4022Content MarketingMARK 4020 and MARK 1051
    MARK 4024Introduction to OMNI Channel MarketingMARK 4019
    MARK 1054Strategic Marketing ProjectSuccessful Completion of Semester 1
    MARK 4021Analytics for Digital MarketingNONE


    CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
    COOP 4005 OR INTN 4005Work ExperienceBUS 4000

    Detailed course outlines

    Your Career

    Graduates from the Digital Media Marketing program will be prepared to start careers in a variety of roles including marketing communication, client service, marketing communication planning or media planning and buying, across different industry sectors.

    Potential positions may include:

    • Digital Marketing Assistant/Manager
    • Social Media Coordinator/Manager
    • Digital Content Manager
    • Media Planner
    • Digital Analyst
    • Community Manager
    • SEM Specialist
    • SEO Analyst
    • Account Coordinator/Manager

    Future Study Options

    For information on future study options, see

    There are many pathways into the Digital Media Marketing Graduate Certificate B413 program including work, college programs and university programs. After graduating from the program, students can begin their career or some may chose to take a master's program.


    $4,276.00 * †

    Additional Cost

    * Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

    This program includes 1 Work Experience semester. The tuition fee for this program does NOT include the cost of the Work Experience semester. The Work Experience fee of $500 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and Work Experience semester.

    Financial Assistance

    This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

    Admission Requirements

    • College Advanced Diploma (3-year) or Bachelor's Degree or demonstrated, relevant work experience (resume and references required).

    English Language Proficiency

    Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission. In addition, applicants who are considered for admission to the program based solely on their work experience will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level, and may be required to write the George Brown College English admission assessment

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    Course Exemptions

    Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit for more information.

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    Success Stories

    zka Ijaz, Student, Digital Media Marketing Program

    Azka Ijaz (Graduate 2016, Digital Media Marketing), Content Director at Dx3 Canada | IoT Events

    Digital Media Marketing is a one-of-a-kind program and it caters to students either coming from a different background or already from the digital marketing field. This program will give you an equal opportunity to learn, explore and grow in the digital world. The best part of this program is its work experience term, which gives you a platform to work with some great employers. Joining George Brown College proves to be my best decision.

    Jennifer Nugent

    Jennifer Nugent (Graduate 2015, Digital Media Marketing), Creative Operations Manager at PwC

    Digital Media Marketing is a one-of-a-kind program that is extremely relevant to the future of marketing. Coming straight from university, I knew I wanted to further my education in a way that would give me practical experience. This program helped me land an amazing co-op experience that has contributed significantly to my learning. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning from amazing professors who have the industry experience to take your education to the next level.

    B413 John Wallace

    John Wallace (Graduate 2015, Digital Media Marketing), Digital Marketing Manager, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

    The Digital Media Marketing program is one of the first of its kind and really helps to provide you with the skills you need to become an expert in the digital space. Led by faculty with years of industry experience, the program teaches you exactly what employers are looking for.

    B413 Anja Moore Heighington

    Anja Moore-Heighington (Graduate 2015, Digital Media Marketing), Membership Officer, Canoo, Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC)

    In university I wrote papers about social media and now I'm participating in creating social media campaigns. Read more about Anja's story.

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    Digital Media Marketing (B413)

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    Blair Smith, Program Co-ordinator


    Elizabeth Speers, Academic Director, Centre for Business 


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