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Communcation, Media and Film

Communication, Media & Film

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  • Communication, Media & Film
  • Concurrent Communication, Media & Film (BA)/BEd
  • Drama & Communication, Media & Film
  • Visual Arts & Communication, Media & Film (Studio Arts)
  • Visual Arts & Communication, Media & Film (Film Production & Media Arts)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science
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Get the best of both worlds with this “hybrid” program that offers a combination of theory and production courses. You’ll be able to pursue what interests you – theory courses in media studies, hands-on courses in film production, as well as courses on social media, PR, and advertising

Sample Courses: Film Production I, Introduction to Media and Society, Podcasting and Internet Media, Public Relations, Media & Society, Popular Culture, Documentary Production

Career Tracks: Advertising/marketing creative director, producer/director, communication strategist, sound technician, social media co-ordinator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Note: First-Year Entry Only

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Earn two degrees at once and go on to share your love of communication, media and film with a younger generation. You’ll be able to take a combination of theory and production courses in CMF and get lots of hands-on learning opportunities in your education studies. At the end, you’ll be eligible to teach students in grades 7 to 12.

Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Film Production, Introduction to Media and Society

Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, educational assistant, producer, communications specialist, director

Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 86%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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This double major is perfect for students who are interested in a career in both theatre and film. It is flexible so you can pick courses that interest you and prepare you for a career behind the camera or backstage. You could study set and costume design, video, film, theatre productions, theatre history, performance, or any combination, and more. The courses you take in CMF will ground you in the critical perspectives on media industries and their cultural, political and economic impact on our society. The Dramatic Art courses allow you to experience all aspects of production and gain a solid background in performance.

Sample Courses: Introduction to Media Design and Production, Stage Management, Directing the Screen Performance, Acting, Set Design, Television Performance, Nature of Theatre

Career Tracks: Producer/director, set designer, advertising manager, theatre manager, production specialist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Combine the best of all worlds with this program that merges art studio classes, hands-on film production and media theory courses. Choose from courses in drawing, painting, print media, photography, sculpture, bio art, digital imaging, sound, video and more. You will work with up-to-date digital media equipment and post-production labs and have lots of opportunities for hands-on learning.

Sample Courses: Studio Practice and Ideas (Space, Image, Drawing), Introductory Painting, Introduction to Media Design and Production Contemporary Visual Culture, Introduction to Photography, Critical Approaches to Media and Culture, Scriptwriting for Visual Media

Career Tracks: Graphic designer, illustrator, advertising creative director, communications specialist, marketing manager

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Camera, lights, action! This unique, hybrid program gives you hands-on film production experience in first year, while also giving you a solid foundation in visual arts and theory. Our faculty really care about our students and you’ll have lots of opportunities to network with industry professionals.

Sample Courses: Introduction to Media Design and Production, Studio Practice and Ideas (Space, Image, Drawing), Film Production, Digital Video Editing and Post Production, Introduction to Media and Society, Introduction to Photography

Career Tracks: Creative director, cinematographer, producer/director, editor/post-production specialist, communications specialist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.

Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy

Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science). Available major and minor concentrations: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences; Biomedical Science; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies

Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Assessing and appreciating the respective functional and sociocultural roles of various media and communications technologies
  • Identifying, interpreting, and communicating key issues relevant to the digital world and contemporary media landscape
  • Creating a variety of media products using appropriate professional methodology and equipment
  • Understanding semiotics and the language of images
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various public and private media organizations and stakeholders
  • Deploy a variety of research methods to understand media institutions, media text/artifacts, and media audiences


Number of Graduates (2019)


Employment Rate of Graduates

Number of Communication, Media and Film Graduates (2018)

Career Tracks*

  • Account manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Advertising creative director
  • Business advisor
  • Communication strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Digital technician
  • Director of communications
  • Event planner
  • Industry instructor
  • Journalist
  • Marketing manager
  • Media planner
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Producer/director
  • Project manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Radio/TV announcer
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Sales manager
  • Screenwriter
  • Social media co-ordinator
  • Sound technician
  • Teacher
  • Video editor
  • Web designer

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Advertising, marketing, strategic communications
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, project management
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Film and media production
  • Public relations
  • Social service and community agencies
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