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Media Studies

Student working a video camera, filminga  press conference with a person behind a lecternMedia Studies is a dynamic field that’s vital for understanding the mediated environment that we inhabit every day. In Trent’s Media Studies program, you’ll learn to navigate this environment by marrying theory and practice. You’ll study the influence of advertising and ideology, the political economy of media corporations, and the principles of multimedia design, for instance, but you’ll also gain hands-on experience by fabricating 3D printed objects, circuit bending, shooting on Super 8mm and 16mm film, creating fake social media profiles, and more. 

Degree Type

  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Draw from an interdisciplinary curriculum including different disciplines in the humanities (like cultural studies), the social sciences (like anthropology), and the sciences (like computing and information systems)
  • Situate the media in comparative and historical contexts, learning about its past, analyzing its present, and speculating on its future
  • Earn credit for doing media: writing zines, composing music, coding video games, reporting news, programming radio shows, and more

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Popular Courses

Career Paths

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

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