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

Experiential Education

Co-op or internship

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)