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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Media Studies (B.A.)

Draw from an interdisciplinary curriculum including a wide variety of different subjects, including hands-on workshops in film, and a variety of other new media.

When you wake up in the morning, do you reach for your cell phone or the newspaper? The way we consume and organize media has changed dramatically in recent decades and we now live in a digital era that thrives when we have access to “everything now.” Media Studies is a developing and dynamic field, and in this interdisciplinary program you will explore the evolution of media environments of the past to present, investigate the influence of clickbait and pop-up ads, study new technological gamechangers, and the role that mass media has in how we experience our world. Using foundational Media Studies courses as a foundation, you will be able to build your degree to suit your passions by taking courses in Sociology, History, Business Administration, and English Literature.

Resume Boosters

  • Create a portfolio of your work with innovative new media, including: writing zines, coding video games, programming radio shows, and more.
  • Get hands-on experience through the radio production workshop taught by CBC radio reporter Trevor Dunn.
  • Earn a publishing credit before you even graduate by submitting your papers to undergraduate research journals across the globe.

Career Paths

Internet, TV, and Radio Production Manager; Media Executive; App Developer; Media Consultant; Journalist

Popular Courses

Global Media; Workshop in Experimental Film; Branding; Virtual Worlds: The Anthropology of Online Communities; Human Computer Interaction; Game Studies; Producing Punk

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%