The Bachelor of Media Studies is a four-year, interdisciplinary cohort program blending practice, theory, and research in the participating disciplines. Students take courses from within eight units: Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory; Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies; Department of Computer Science; Department of English Language and Literatures; Department of Theatre and Film; School of Creative Writing; School of Information; and School of Journalism, Writing, and Media.
For students entering the program in 2022W or earlier:
The core curriculum is 73 credits: 61 are mandatory, ensuring broad competencies in the field; the remaining 12, chosen from a limited list, enable some specialization for the workplace or for further study. In consultation with the program advisor, each student will develop a Learning Plan to guide them in choosing electives and preparing for co-curricular opportunities in the field.
For students entering the program in 2023W or later:
The program includes 18 credits of interdisciplinary media-specific (MDIA) courses, including practice-based research studio courses and study-oriented courses which develop the students’ professional, critical and collaborative capacities. In consultation with the program advisor, each student will develop a Learning Plan to guide them in choosing electives and preparing for co-curricular opportunities in the field.
Students specialize in one of three B.M.S. Focus Areas in which they complete both study-oriented and practice-oriented courses:
Students also have the opportunity to select elective courses, and may choose to pursue a minor.