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General Information

UBC's procedures, policies, and general admission requirements are specified in the Admissions section of the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar. Enrolment in the Bachelor of Media Studies program is limited; attainment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

In addition to applying for admission to the degree program, all applicants must also provide a supplementary application. Please see the Bachelor of Media Studies website for further information and deadlines.

Admission from Secondary School

Applicants are admitted on the basis of academic performance; evidence of personal initiative, commitment, and accomplishment; and academic preparation, including breadth and rigor of secondary-school studies. Completion of pre-calculus 12 or an equivalent course is recommended. For the complete list of entrance requirements please refer to Enrolment Services – Admissions. This site includes information on entrance requirements and access to the online application form. A supplemental application is also required; please see above.

Advanced Credit and Advanced Placement

The Bachelor of Media Studies program may grant advanced placement and/or course credit to students who complete certain International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, or other enriched secondary school courses with appropriate grades. When granted, the credit/placement will be indicated on the student’s notification of acceptance to UBC.

Admission from Post-Secondary Study, including from another UBC Degree Program

Students who have already begun postsecondary studies in another program may apply to transfer into the second-year cohort of the BMS; a supplemental application is also required (see above). Prospective transfer applicants must successfully complete three courses from the first-year core (or transfer equivalent) to be eligible for admission into the second year of the BMS cohort:

  • ARTH 101, CINE/FIST 100, CPSC 100, CRWR 206, CRWR 208, FIPR 101, INFO 100, JRNL 100, MDIA 100, VISA 110


  • Faculty of Arts Writing component (can be; Arts One, ASTU 100, ASTU 101, ENGL 100, WRDS 150)

Students from other post-secondary institutions in British Columbia are encouraged to consult the BC transfer guide to review equivalencies. Students concerned about their ability to complete these prerequisites, or whether their external credits meet these requirements, are encouraged to consult with the program office at

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