Media Studies

Media Studies

Why study this program?

Our professors are experienced, award-winning researchers and instructors in media and cultural studies, media history, game studies, digital humanities, audiovisual design and more. You’ll also have support from the Arts Resource Centre, which provides data management and advanced programming services for the Faculty of Arts. Open in 2019, UAlberta Libraries houses the Digital Scholarship Centre - a research and teaching facility for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Alberta.

The Media Studies degree is designed to be multidisciplinary. Create your own learning experience across areas of interest that intersect with the study of media: political science or psychology, literary or language studies, and visual art or music. Find your own pathway to a successful future.


Why study at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Arts boasts one of the most diverse Arts programs in Canada, offering top quality educational opportunities that prepare students for successful careers in every sector of society. With over 900 distinct courses in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, you will find an academic pathway for you. Your studies will be enhanced by the rich insights that our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members bring to the classroom through unique insights drawn from their research and advancement of human knowledge. Academic excellence, innovative problem-solving, and experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, such as Community Service-Learning and Arts Work Experience programs, will give you the tools to thrive in a diverse and increasingly complex workplace.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Editor
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Game Designer
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Information Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Media Relations Professional
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Social Media Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Designer
  • Webmaster

Rhiannon is an Arts student majoring in Political Science and is a former Week of Welcome facilitator. She's also a Ukrainian dancer, a skincare expert, and a stylist.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2023 - 2024

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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English language proficiency/spoken English requirement

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Indigenous Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2023

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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