Communication Studies (BA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)Offered by:
Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science
Why choose Communication Studies?
We are one of the most established and respected Communication Studies programs in North America, and are well known for combining creative media production with the study of media theory, criticism and history. We draw from the humanities, social sciences and fine arts in a unique program that has trained some of the most influential media makers in North America.
You will work with a variety of media art forms and you will examine how meaning and ideas are communicated through media in various ways. In the first year you will create projects with sound, video, film and intermedia, as well as study theory, criticism and history of communications and media. You will be part of an exciting and dynamic team of students who work together for three years, and you will be taught by an engaged and dedicated faculty of renowned scholars and artists.
You will leave us with the critical and creative skills that will help you find employment in the media and cultural industries.
A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Specialization in Communication Studies (60 credits)
- Major in Communication Studies (42 credits)
No specific courses are required beyond the DEC
- Letter of intent outlining the purpose and reason for selecting this program/discipline
- Portfolio of personal work
- Reference/Assessment forms
For more information, refer to the Department website.
Minimum Cut-off Averages
(Minimum Cut-off Averages should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool.)
- Quebec Cegep (CRC): 20.000
- Canadian High Schools: 70%
- U.S. High Schools: 2.6
- External Transfers: C+
- International Bacc. (IB): 27
- Bacc. Français: 11/20
Make sure you also meet Concordia's minimum admission requirements.
In classes, you learn to analyze and critique media and popular culture by integrating an interdisciplinary knowledge from the humanities, fine arts, and the social sciences.
- Media Production (video; film; sound; intermedia)
- Scriptwriting for Media
- Alternative Media
- Communication Analysis of Environment
- Media and Gender
- Youth and Media
- Advanced Topics in the Photographic Image
Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.
You’ll spend much of your time using our current facilities for your research, projects and course work, which include state-of-the-art:
- Equipment Depot
- Learning Centre
- Media Gallery
- Film and Video Editing Suites
- Intermedia Labs
- Dubbing Room
- Shooting Studio
- Green Screen Studio
- Blue Screen Studio
- Sound Recording Studios
- Sound Editing Suites
- Student Lounge
Our programs open up many careers paths in media and cultural industries, including:
- Writer, director and producer for film, television, radio, internet, and interactive media
- Publisher and professional writer
- Media and communications policy consultant/analyst
- Advertising and public relations professional
- NGO careers with humanitarian and environmental organizations
- Web designer