Communication Studies Graduate Diploma (GrDip)
The Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies provides students with an intensive introduction to the field of communication. This one-year program will give you a deeper understanding of modern media and hands-on experience in video, intermedia and sound production. Our dedicated faculty will guide you through the key research areas in the field, with elective courses such as documentary studies, feminist media studies, new media and ethics and popular culture. You will study the creative and technical aspects of moving images and new digital technologies through a series of interactive production courses. Our facilities include state-of-the-art film and video editing suites, intermedia labs, and sound recording studios. Join a diverse body of young scholars and professionals working to expand their personal qualifications in media production and theory. The city of Montreal also provides numerous opportunities for students interested in taking the internship option during the course.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with high standing from a recognized institution in a field other than communication.
- Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.
Please see the Communication Studies Courses page for course descriptions.
Communication Studies Graduate Diploma (30 credits)
credits of Core Courses:
credits of Elective Courses chosen in consultation with the Diploma Program Director:
Your completed application will include:
- Application form and Fee
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Three Letters of Reference and assessment form
- Statement of Purpose should outline (600 words maximum):
- Describe your academic and professional background and how this has led to your decision to apply
- Indicate how this program might advance academic and professional goals
- Identify courses in our program which are of particular interest to you
- Describe what makes you an ideal candidate for this program
- Explain why you are choosing this particular program
- Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
- Proof of Canadian citizenship (if applicable)
- Applicants whose primary language is not English, are required to submit official language test scores, unless exempted.
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Current research areas include:
- cultural studies
- the nature and conception of audiences
- the history of communication
- film and documentary production
- film and television studies
- feminist and postcolonial theory
- gender and technology
- media and ICT policy
- religion and media
- international and development communication
- visual studies
- semiotics of landscape and environment
- political communication
- alternative and activist media
- video advocacy
- intermedial art practices
- sound art
- video and media arts
- performance and game studies.