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Master of Arts in Digital Media
and Global Communications

Use Your Voice​

The global media landscape is rapidly evolving and the need to communicate clearly is more important than ever. With a Master of Arts in Digital Media and Global Communications, you will learn to use your voice to direct global conversations and tell stories that resonate deeply with your intended audience.


Start Dates
Oct 2024


Program Length
18 Months



Career Highlights

As the world becomes more digitally connected, it’s important to have communication skills that transcend boundaries in a thoughtful, clever way.  The MA program allows you to effortlessly navigate a variety of industries as thought leaders in the digital media world.


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Academic Information

Applicants must meet the following minimum conditions for admission: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Completion of a recognized undergraduate degree equivalent to the four-year honours degree standard identified in the Ontario Qualifications Framework, in an appropriate specialization, or relevant bridging studies, with CGPA of 3.0 (on 4.33 scale) or better. 

Document Checklist

Applicants must submit:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all post- secondary institutions attended
  • Official documentation confirming professional designations, where applicable
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable

International Information

Applicants who completed undergraduate studies outside Canada must also submit: 

  • Certified translations of any documents not in English
  • Documentation confirming award of their previous degree(s), if not already indicated on official transcripts
  • A credential evaluation from a recognized service, if required by the registrar

Tuition Information

Choosing to pursue a university education is a big commitment that impacts every aspect of your life – including your finances. Our fees are determined by the total cost of individual credits per academic year. All fees are listed in Canadian dollars and these rates are subject to change. 

Scholarships & Awards

The Office of the Registrar had dedicated  $5 million in scholarships, awards and financial support to students in 2024. Entrance Awards are for newly admitted international and domestic students while Academic Scholarships are for those entering the second term of their program.

Financial Aid Options

UNF has partnered with organizations to help newly admitted domestic students finance their education. 


Domestic Tuition


International Tuition

$5 Million

Scholarships & Awards

Career Outlooks

The way the world communicates is constantly evolving, especially in the digital realm. Understanding how and where people access information is important for those who are trying to communicate important messages, whether it be for advertising, news or governmental purposes.

According to Canada’s Job Bank, new job openings for professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations is expected to total 73,700 between 2022 and 2031, while the number of anticipated new job seekers for these roles will only be 67,200. This is a growing field with plenty of opportunity.   

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Career Paths

  • Digital marketing strategist 
  • Public relations manager 
  • Social media producer 
  • Intercultural communications specialist   
  • Director of marketing and communications    

Salary Spotlight

  • $82,500  
  • $91,650 
  • $87,750 
  • $80,010 
  • $104,000 


Will I gain practical experience?

There are several opportunities for you to gain practical experience through this program, including internships, work-integrated learning opportunities and capstone research projects. Attend one of our graduate program webinars to learn more directly from faculty members. Visit our events page to find the date for our next webinar.

Do I need to take the GRE?

We do not use standardized testing as part of the admission process for our graduate degrees. We look at your academic record from your undergraduate studies during the application process. See our admissions page for more information about our requirements.

Fast Facts:


Start Dates:
Oct 2024


Complete in:
18 months



Course Highlights

Intercultural Communications 
An introduction to contemporary and classic theories of intercultural communication. Knowing how to navigate cultural differences is an increasingly valuable skill in modern workplaces and an increasingly globalized world. 

Digital Storytelling and Brands 
Digital Storytelling takes the traditional craft and attributes of telling stories and merges them with new techniques to create diverse digital media that resonates with various audiences through different medium. 

Digital Media and Entrepreneurship
Designed for those who are, or those who want to be, actively starting a new venture involving digital media technologies, this course focuses on developing digital business models that maintain revenue streams, build value, engage with consumers and aim to grow by accessing global markets.

Technology and design, digital visualization, data analytics, design thinking and digital media, interactive communications, tools of digital media, international advertising 

Students will organize and present a digital media strategy and plan that will double as a portfolio of work, showcasing the skills, knowledge and abilities needed for a successful digital media and global communications career. 

Why Choose UNF?

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UNF is Canada’s newest university, located in downtown Niagara Falls. Offering innovative and relevant programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, our educational model focuses on helping you build a foundation of skills, knowledge, and real-world experience so you can compete in a digital world.   

This technology-centred approach puts you, the student, first. You will learn from industry leaders and highly experienced faculty, gain experience through work-integrated learning components, and build a solid foundation that sets you on the right path for success in your career.  

Innovation flows here.

Contact Your Student Advisor

Schedule an appointment with your dedicated student advisor at a time that's convenient for you to receive more information about:

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This institution has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this program for a five-year term starting October 14, 2022. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)