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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.
Learn to analyze and critique media and popular culture by integrating an interdisciplinary knowledge from the humanities, fine arts and the social sciences.
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
This program is only available for Fall admission.
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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT INSTRUCTIONS
All applicants to the BA in Communication Studies and the BA in Communication and Cultural Studies must complete the Application Letter as a supporting document (see the Application Letter Instructions, below). The Application Letter contains 2 parts and must be saved as one PDF file. Please make sure you have followed all the technical guidelines, below, before submitting this supporting document.
When uploading your Application Letter, be sure to use the correct BA program name in the drop-down menu: Communication Studies Dossier or Communication & Cultural Studies Dossier. You can also upload your Application Letter (or any other requested documents for your application) by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
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APPLICATION LETTER INSTRUCTIONS (as one PDF)
Your Application Letter provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your readiness and your motivation to join one of our BA programs (either the BA in Communication Studies program or the BA in Communication & Cultural Studies program). Please ensure that you have followed all of the technical guidelines, below, when preparing your letter. As detailed below, your letter consists of two parts.
Please take some time to review the descriptions of the two BA programs offered in our department. Please also read through the descriptions of undergraduate courses we regularly offer. Then review the research interests, published work, and media projects of the faculty who teach in our department. Having conducted this survey, write a statement (maximum 4000 characters, spaces included) telling us why you want to study in your selected BA program (BA in Communication Studies or BA in Communication & Cultural Studies) and how you believe this program will help you achieve your learning goals.
Write a statement (maximum 3000 characters, spaces included) in which you tell us anything else that you would like us to know about you (background, experience, aspirations, special circumstances, etc.) when evaluating your candidacy for admission to our BA program.
Please be sure to indicate clearly in your letter which of our two BA programs you are applying to. If you wish to apply to both BA programs, you must submit a separate Application Letter for each application, and it should be made clear, in each letter, how that program relates to your learning goals.
Applications must be completed and submitted online by March 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m., including the Application Letter, uploaded as one PDF. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.
Please contact the Undergraduate Programs Assistant if you still have questions.
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.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
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