University of Guelph-Humber

Media Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Guelph-Humber
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Communication and Media Studies, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Description:Explore journalism (telling stories), digital communications (telling stories digitally), public relations (telling stories on behalf of others), visual communication (telling stories visually) and media business (managing the business of storytelling). Our award-winning students learn how to communicate and develop the skills to use different media platforms to meet tomorrow’s needs. We keep pace with an industry that sees our graduates as media professionals with the versatility to work in diverse and changing environments. Upon graduation, you will earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies and a Diploma in Media Communications.

During your first two years, you will be introduced to various media and study the historical, social, cultural and ethical aspects of the industry through courses that challenge you to think, read and write critically. Learn how media has developed then look ahead to emerging trends. Following your second year, you will choose one of five specializations: Digital Communications, Journalism, Media Business, Public Relations or Visual Communication. But, you are not limited by your specialization. You can take courses from other areas as well. Third- and fourth-year courses teach you about governance and policy and how to work in a team environment, such as producing a newspaper or television broadcast or promoting and managing a large event. After third year, you will complete an internship of more than 200 hours.
URL:Media Studies at University of Guelph-Humber
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,570
National: $6,570
International: $20,841

Values quoted are based on 2017-18 tuition rates and are subject to change. For full tuition and student fee information, visit
Careers:Managers in Publishing

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 80

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

As an Ontario high school applicant, you are required to have your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Your admission average will be calculated using your top six 4U/M courses including subject requirements. Estimated minimum range for admission is 75-80%. If your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, you may submit an additional Student Profile that may be considered if your average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off range (up to 5%). If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, it is strongly recommended that you submit a Student Profile to be considered for admission. High school applicants from outside of Ontario, transfer applicants or international applicants should visit our website for admission requirements.

* 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 March 04, 2019

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