Concordia’s Communication Studies program combines creative media production with the study of media theory, criticism and history. Drawn from the humanities, social sciences and fine arts, this unique program has trained many influential media makers. Students in this program examine how meaning and ideas are communicated through media in various ways and create projects with sound, video and intermedia.
As a student in Communication Studies, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.
Investigative and analytical
Video and copy editing
Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding effectively
Read critically and write persuasively
Effectively explain complex concepts and ideas to others
Write technical reports and essays
Interact with others and build professional relationships
Openness and flexibility
Manage tasks and meet deadlines
Work under pressure
Influence and persuade
Make decisions and use sound judgment
Give and receive feedback
Lead and follow
Analyze and evaluate information to make a good judgment or conclusion
Understand complex problems and identify solutions
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.
Booking and talent agencies
Colleges and universities
Community service agencies
Corporate training centres
Museums and culture centres
Marketing and marketing research firms
Retail Sales companies
Performing arts fields
TV and cable networks
Video production and distribution companies
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
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