Communication and Media Studies
Explore the complex world of communications and its impact on contemporary society. Gain the knowledge to communicate ideas effectively to a variety of audiences. Investigate communication across a variety of media including speech, writing, motion pictures, and digital media.
Put your education to work
As a graduate you’ll pursue careers in editing, writing, professional communications, marketing, policy analysis, public relations, publicity, website administration, social media strategy, educator, or research.
A degree in Communication and Media Studies can also lead to graduate studies or professional degrees such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
- BA in Communication and Media Studies
- BA Honours Communication and Media Studies
- Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (BCMS)
- Minor in Communication and Media Studies
- Co-operative Education (Co-op)
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A unique place to study
You'll have the opportunity to participate in dynamic learning experiences in class and through extracurricular activities:
- Develop research skills, become engaged in hands-on media projects, or get on the job experience with internships and the co-op program.
- Participate in a group study programs sponsored by the department.
- Join the student club, Students in Communication, which hosts networking events and guest speakers working in the field of Communications and Media.
- Take advantage of the close relationship the department has with the International Association of Business Communicators and the Calgary Public Relations Society.
- Extend your writing experience with UCalgary's student newspaper, The Gauntlet.
- Try writing for radio with CJSW, the student-run radio station. Practice your journalism skills with NUTV, the student-run campus television station.
Faculty and research expertise
Our faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research and they bring their expertise into the classroom. Researchers study topics including digital activism, communications policy and regulation, and the role of social media in everyday life.