Western University

Media, Information and Technoculture

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Program Information

School:Western University
Faculty:Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Mass Communication/Media Studies
Description:From newspapers, radio and television, to the Internet and mobile technologies, media, communication technologies and information tools impact our daily lives in countless ways. We use them to socialize with others, to seek out or share information and entertainment and to participate in social and cultural debates. But what are media, exactly? How do media institutions, technologies, and content inform the development of society and culture and influence our activities and behaviours? In turn, how do users shape media? What role does the economic structure of media institutions play in shaping our relationship with them? In what ways does the organization and presentation of information influence our understanding of the world and our place in it? How are user-generated forms of media such as social networking sites, blogs, and collaborative informational sources like Wikipedia changing the modern media environment?

These are just some of the questions you would examine as a student in the Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) program. MIT is the largest undergraduate program in FIMS with roughly 900 students. Because enrolment is limited to approximately 250 students per year, MIT is a competitive and challenging program that requires students who are thoughtful and engaged, creative and critical, and willing to push the boundaries of media research. As a student in the program you would benefit from a broad and balanced approach that combines media theory, history, and research and analysis. In addition, you can choose from a wide variety of special topics courses that address specific issues in media or offer practical experience.
URL:Media, Information and Technoculture at Western University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,928
International: $28,716
Enrolment #:200
Scholarships:9
Careers:Managers in Publishing

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 86
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 05, 2017

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