Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Bachelor of Creative Advertising

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Program Information

School:Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Faculty:Humber Lakeshore Campus / School of Media Studies and Information Technology
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Advertising

You’re smart. That’s a good start. Also funny, and creative. You’ve been called “talented.” You do stuff like write, draw, paint, design posters, dance, play music, DJ, take cool photos, do stand-up, shoot your own videos, create animated GIFs. You like to make things, and get stuff done. You’re the one who organizes the stage crew and the Talent Night. Maybe you’ve already done some other study – Anthropology, English, History, Psychology, Graphic Design, Photography. And you’re wondering: “Can I make a career out of any of this?”

We certainly think so. How about: Art Director, Copywriter, Strategist, or Account Executive, in the world of advertising – probably the most fun business you can be in while actually being paid (well) to be creative. In Humber’s Bachelor of Creative Advertising program, you’ll work hard. You’ll get a lot of depth and theory, but you’ll do even more hands-on work that puts that theory to real-world use. You'll build skills you never knew you had. You’ll have fun. You’ll meet life-long friends and creative collaborators who will become the core of your future professional network. You’ll mix and work with industry professionals, build a killer portfolio, and launch your career with a 14-week internship – probably at one of the better agencies in the country.

URL:Bachelor of Creative Advertising at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,567
Careers:Advertising ManagersInfluencerAdvertising and Promotion Consultants

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

- Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 70 per cent

- Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above

- Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 84] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 78]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio

In this program, we are looking for creative people who can write, who can design, and (especially) who can think.

The portfolio requirement is meant to give us an idea of your basic creativity and thinking, either as a designer or as a writer. You may choose to submit either a visually-focused portfolio, or a writing-focused portfolio. But if you're not sure (or you are adept at both), feel free to include work from both categories. In short, show us what you can do!

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 15, 2022