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Communication and Cultural Studies (BA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall
Experiential learning
Internship

Why study Communication and Cultural Studies?

Dive beneath the surface of the stories we hear and tell ourselves in our culture to discover the way meaning is made. Students will examine cultural messages with a critical eye that doesn't miss the nuances of a profoundly complex society. You'll learn to "read" and analyze the meaning manufactured by everything from what Justin Bieber's wearing to how the newscast is put together. Developing a cultural vocabulary will allow you to engage with the modern media environment critically, and interpret the political and ideological orientations of the messages we consume.

The Major in Communication and Cultural Studies is excellent preparation for graduate studies in either subject. Our students go on to careers in the media, advertising, and public relations or any field where superior analytic and rhetorical skills are valued.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program option

  • Major in Communication and Cultural Studies (42 credits)


Courses

Learn to analyze and critique media and popular culture by integrating an interdisciplinary knowledge from the humanities, fine arts and social sciences.


Admission requirements

This program is available for Fall admission only.


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

No specific courses required. However:


Additional requirements for admission

  • Short essay (uploaded as a single PDF)
  • Two academic assessment forms (both emailed directly to Concordia)  


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.


After your degree

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

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