Communication Studies (BA)
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 many influential media makers.
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 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. You'll work together for three years, taught by an engaged and dedicated faculty of renowned scholars and artists.
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.
- Major in Communication Studies (42 credits)
- Specialization in Communication Studies (60 credits) – only available as an option after commencing the Major in Communication Studies
This program is only available for Fall admission.
Minimum cut-off averages
- Quebec CEGEP: 25
- High School: B-
- University Transfers (internal/external): B-
- Bacc. français: 12
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 27
Course requirements for admission
None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
Additional requirements for admission
- Short essay (uploaded as a single PDF) – Please see full admission requirements below
- Two academic assessment forms (both emailed directly to Concordia)
- Transcript (see FAQ below)
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
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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, 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 the facilities in CJ for your research, projects and course work, including:
- Equipment Depot
- Video Editing Suites
- Intermedia Computer Labs
- Shooting Studio
- Green Screen Studio
- Blue Screen Studio
- Sound Recording Studios
- Sound Editing Suites
- Study Areas
- Student Lounge
- Concession (coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches)
- Digital Print Shop
Our programs open up many career paths in the media arts and cultural industries, such as entry-level positions in:
- Film, television, radio, animation, social media
- Publishing and professional writing
- Independent arts organizations (galleries, film co-ops, festivals, arts spaces, etc)
- Media and communications policy consulting/analysis
- Advertising, marketing, design and public relations
- NGOs, eg humanitarian and environmental organizations
- And - advanced studies at the graduate level