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Media Studies

An interdisciplinary formation in communication and media

Our MA program is one of the most prestigious and competitive programs in North America. We provide our students with interdisciplinary training in communication theory and media research methods including research-creation (practice-led research).

Our program typically spans two years and offers four study options for both full-time and part-time students.


Meet our faculty

Our faculty members are actively involved in innovative research initiatives and creative projects, fostering a vibrant and stimulating environment where conferences, screenings and events enrich your experience. 

Discover our research and creation projectsView our past events

Meet our past and current students

Our students are highly motivated with a diverse range of research and creative interests, from gender expressions on TikTok to disinformation in games and streaming platforms. Explore our collection of theses and creative projects from previous years to see what an MA in Media Studies can offer you.

We measure the success of our program by the contributions and impact of our graduates. Many of our alumni are professionals in media and cultural industries: digital media, film, television, gaming, radio and the arts. Others continue their studies in doctoral programs in Canada or abroad. 

Are you ready to submit your application?

  • Application form and Fee
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three letters of reference and assessment forms
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, are required to submit official language test scores, unless exempted.
  • A writing sample (e.g. a research paper or essay from a senior undergraduate course)
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship (if applicable)

Your application also includes a statement of purpose (5 pages, double-spaced) with the following:

  • A brief overview of your undergraduate studies and what courses, professors or scholarly works were the most influential and/or the most challenging
  • A brief overview of the type of research (thesis or project) you would like to undertake
  • A selection of courses in our program which are of interest to you and professors you feel might support your research interests
  • A description of work experience (paid or voluntary) that is relevant to your application

Learn more on the letters of reference, assesment form, transcripts and proof of Canadian citizenship required for submitting your application.

Support our MA students

Support our MA program that focuses on practice-led research and interdisciplinary training to address the pressing issues of our time such as AI ethics, environmental challenges and structural oppression.

Your donation will help ensure our students have a chance to meet with professionals and establish the networks they need to succeed.


Contact us

Vanessa Pizzichemi, Graduate Program Assistant
Fenwick Mckelvey, MA Director

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