University of Toronto - Mississauga

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Visual Culture and Communication (HBA)

University of Toronto - Mississauga

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Design and Visual Communications, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,700


Visual Culture and Communication (VCC) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum that provides students with a foundation in both visual cultural and communication studies (history, theory, and criticism) and digital communication practices (with courses taught at Sheridan Institute). The Specialist Program offers grounding in both the analysis of visual culture and the practices of visual communication. Students also take courses that are drawn from the Communication, Culture, Information & Technology program. Students graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Digital Communications from Sheridan College.

Increasingly, global cultures are dominated by visual communication, from art to advertising, propaganda to documentary photography, and film to websites. People of all generations are becoming active producers and consumers of visual culture. As digital technology expands, expertise in visual communication and design becomes essential for meeting the challenges of the global culture. VCC will prepare students to take an active and informed role in shaping 21st-century visual culture by bringing historical and theoretical study from multidisciplinary perspectives to bear on contemporary practice and debate.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74 to 79
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Applicants are required to have an average of mid to high 70s.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* 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 August 23, 2022