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Communication Studies

What can I do with my Communications Studies degree?

About the program

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.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Communication Studies.

Skills developed

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
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Curiosity
  • Computer  
  • Video and copy editing
  • Research skills
  • Artistic expression
  • Creativity
  • Improvisational skills
  • Visualisation skills  

  • 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
  • Speak publicly
  • Openness and flexibility

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgment

  • Delegate  
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • 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. 

  • Advertising agencies
  • Animation studios
  • Art centres
  • Booking and talent agencies
  • Broadcasting industry
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community service agencies
  • Consulting firms
  • Corporate training centres
  • Museums and culture centres
  • Entertainment companies
  • Fashion agencies
  • Film studios
  • Design firms
  • High-tech industry
  • Hospitals
  • Marketing and marketing research firms
  • Recording studios
  • Newspapers
  • Non-government organizations
  • Press services
  • Print media
  • Production companies
  • Retail Sales companies
  • Performing arts fields
  • TV and cable networks
  • Video production and distribution companies

What jobs can a Communications Studies bachelor degree lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC)

  • Producer (TV, film, theatre)
  • Sound/ lighting technician
  • Animator
  • Reporter
  • On air personality/host
  • Production assistant
  • Image consultant
  • Audio/video technician
  • Camera person / videographer
  • Film/sound/video editor
  • Media relations coordinator
  • Talent scout/ agent
  • Radio/ TV announcer
  • Online content developer
  • TV news anchor
  • TV newscaster
  • Director (TV, film, video)

  • Public relations coordinator/consultant
  • Communications specialist
  • Communications officer
  • Technical writer
  • Content writer
  • Editorial assistant
  • Editor
  • Proof reader
  • Proposal writer
  • Publicist
  • Blogger / social media manager
  • Photo journalist
  • Reporter
  • Spokesperson
  • Press agent
  • News writer/editor
  • Columnist
  • Press agent public relations
  • Project manager
  • Public relations consultant/ specialist
  • Speech writer

  • Business developer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Copywriter
  • Art director
  • Designer/layout artist
  • Social media manager
  • Marketing communications specialist
  • Advertising planner
  • Advertising account/sales manager
  • Event planner
  • Project coordinator
  • Interviewer

  • Cultural event coordinator
  • Fundraiser/fundraising specialist
  • Campaign organizer
  • Cultural projects coordinator

Job and career possibilities with a master's degree or PhD in Communications Studies

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Audio/ visual specialist
  • Commentator
  • Communications consultant
  • Communications lawyer
  • Communications specialist
  • Consumer advocate
  • Fashion merchandiser
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Gaffer
  • Graphic artist
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Media buyer
  • Media manager
  • Museum director
  • Press secretary
  • Producer (TV, film, theatre)
  • Public affairs specialist
  • Publicity information officer
  • Recruiter
  • Theatre director
  • TV censor
  • TV news anchor
  • TV newscaster
  • University professor
  • Video programmer
  • Web editor

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

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