Media are all around us. We are now, more than ever, individually and collectively immersed in mediated environments, forever connected to social networks, constantly communicating via new media platforms and mobile devices, and consuming the products of media culture in ways that were once unimaginable. The content we receive and create through these various media influence how we think, what we think about, how we conduct our everyday lives and how we experience the world.
Students in Communication, Media and Film are at the centre of exploring the most dynamic changes in our increasingly complex media landscape as well as the broader cultural, social, economic and political implications of contemporary and emergent technologies.
A Rigorous, Enriching Program
Communication, Media and Film at the University of Windsor offers an innovative curriculum—blending theory and practice—so that you acquire the skills necessary to interpret and critically engage our media-saturated world. We offer a four-year Honours BA in Communication, Media and Film and a three-year General BA in Communication, Media and Film. Additionally, we offer combined honours programs in Communication, Media and Film and Dramatic Art; Communication, Media and Film and Visual Arts; Digital Journalism and Communication, Media and Film; and other combined honours programs, where Communication, Media and Film can be paired with other subjects including English, political science, sociology, history, and many others. You can customize your post-secondary education by focusing on one or more of our "Paths of Study" such as: new/social media and digital culture; digital media production; advertising, public relations and social/new media message design; popular culture and media literacy; film studies and cinema history, communication theory, policy and research methods. Or, you can take a variety of courses from any of these areas, depending on your interests and professional goals. Our program will give you a comprehensive understanding of the converged media environment and enable you to develop the conceptual and creative proficiencies necessary to pursue a broad range of careers in media-related fields. Those interested in media production are able to expand their artistic imaginations and gain industry standard training to make their own media, to find their own voice, and to tell their own stories across a variety of digital formats.
Excellent Student Resources
We offer exceptional production facilities, a complete range of advanced, industry-standard digital video and sound equipment for both field and studio production and state-of-the-art post-production labs. Our teaching and studio facilities are complemented by opportunities on campus and off-campus media outlets including CJAM Radio, The Lance student newspaper, Cogeco Cable, CBC-Windsor and local production houses. You may also take internship courses through arranged placements at a wide variety of business, community, advertising, public relations, non-profit and media organisations.
- Advertising, public relations and message design
- Media production and post-production across various platforms (television; film; digital, interactive, social and mobile media)
- Marketing and strategic communications
- Research and analysis for media, private sector, governmental, non-governmental and community organizations
- Writing and content creation for traditional (e.g. print, broadcast) media and new/social media platforms
- Public opinion and audience research
- Public advocacy and community/alternative media
- Education (with additional studies)
The University of Windsor offers 190 high-quality programs in an international setting. Equally important, you can experience a broad range of opportunities outside the classroom. You can explore exchange opportunities with dozens of universities around the world. Enhance your work experience through co-op programs, internships and paid research assistantships. Student-led organizations play a vital role on campus and in the broader community. The diversity of our students—where they are from, what they believe and how they think—will expand your mind.
Ontario Secondary School graduates require six Grade 12 U or M courses, including Grade 12U English.
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