A Word from the Director
The undergraduate program in Communication Studies at Concordia is internationally renowned, and deservedly so. Indeed, students come from all over the world to be a part of it. Many of them are intrigued by our combined approach to theory and production – think media, practice media. In addition to offering three production streams (intermedia, sound, video) we offer courses that provide a strong theoretical and critical understanding of the communicative processes that constitute the complex world we live in. Our students have access to excellent facilities – classrooms, labs/studios, production equipment – all of which are continually serviced, and updated annually.
Some students choose our popular Cultural Studies option, involving in-depth study of the social, cultural, political and aesthetic aspects of media and communication. NB This option specifically precludes production classes.
Our program is unique because of the outstanding, award-winning teaching, research, and research-creation activities of our distinguished faculty, and because of the range of classes we offer that deal with historical and contemporary issues such as: media and religion; food, film and politics; sound walks; non-linear storytelling; crime genres; even vampires. I encourage you to check out the course offerings and our faculty and staff pages to get a better sense of our program and the accomplishments of our entire team.
Our alumnae, faculty, staff, and students are committed to making a difference. Students make a point of getting out of the classroom and into the community through applied internships or by submitting their work to competitive events like the Montreal World Film Festival. We are proud to be considered the best communications program in Canada. Students not only choose our program but they excel here.
If you are interested in visiting us, I recommend two opportunities. The first is a university wide open house and our department offers tours of our facilities and an information table. This is usually held annually in late October. We also offer an information session for admission directors and students in early December.
Dr. Matt Soar, Professor
Undergraduate Programs Director