Media Studies

Earn credit for doing as well as thinking, gaining hands-on experience by fabricating 3D-printed objects, bending circuits, shooting on 16mm film, creating fake social media profiles, and more.

Media shape our view of the world and orient us in it. You can best navigate this environment by marrying theory and practice. In Media Studies, you’ll examine the influence of advertising and ideology, the political economy of media corporations, and the principles of multimedia design. You’ll also benefit from our interdisciplinary curriculum, learning across subjects from the humanities to the sciences.

Accelerated Master's Degree

Earn your Master's degree in Theory, Culture & Politics within one year of graduation from your B.A.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A. (Honours)


  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

Stay Connected!

Receive admissions information, event invites, and important reminders.

Resume Boosters:

  • Chart your own path taking courses from a dozen contributing departments including Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Computing Systems, and Political Studies
  • Take workshop, internship, and community-based research courses with professors and media professionals
  • Create a portfolio of your work with media new and old: write zines, compose music, code videogames, report the news, program radio shows, and more
Trent students collaborate on project work

"You get the hands on feel of workshops and learning how to use practical technology."

Josh White

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Internet, TV, and Radio Production Manager
  • Media Executive
  • App Developer
  • Media Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Advertising and Marketing Executive

Popular Courses:

  • Global Media
  • Workshop in Photography
  • Branding
  • Virtual Worlds: The Anthropology of Online Communities
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Game Studies
  • Producing Punk
View All Courses
Trent professor teaches a classroom of students

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
More Requirements

Discover Ontario's
#1 Undergrad University

Many students say they knew Trent was right for them when they visited campus. Come see for yourself.

Visit Trent

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Tell us more about yourself and we’ll tell you all the reasons you belong at Trent.

Stay in Touch