Communication & Media Studies

Communication & Media Studies

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

About Communication Studies

Get an edge in today’s media-centric and technologically evolving world. You’ll learn to question, analyze and reflect on a wide range of media systems and communication technologies that influence our lives.

In our program you will gain sound analytical skills, so that you can apply a critical lens to mass media and communication. You will work with award-winning professors and innovative researchers.

What you’ll learn

  • Gain valuable professional skills, such as formulating arguments, articulating ideas, evaluating information and creating content for different media platforms and communication environments.
  • Learn how to analyze and explain the social, cultural, historical, and political implications of media technology, the outcomes of communications policies and the impacts of media on greater society. 
  • Get a solid understanding of communication as a complex social process, focusing on both traditional forms of mass communication and new media.

Hands-on experiences

  • Earn course credit while working for a local employer or community organization as part of the fourth-year Field Experience Course.  
  • Use real-world examples to understand how media and communication processes work. Many projects involve creative, critical, and hands-on engagement that allows students to gain experience working with and in media. 
  • Take advantage of study abroad opportunities, including International Exchange, Global Internships and Summer Programs.


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Program Details

Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Evening Courses

Some major-specific courses available with evening option

Online Courses

Some major-specific courses available online


Apply for scholarships and awards by February 15 and submit your application in PDF format. View the Financial Aid tab on this page for awards specific to your student status.

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