Why Communication & Media?
Communication and Media Studies explores how humans connect with one another, including study of the production, distribution and reception of messages, and examination of specific media technologies.
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What kinds of courses do we offer?
Communication and Media Studies offers courses that connect topics like Netflix, video games, social media, big data, public relations and political communications to the big questions of our time.
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What makes B.CoMS student life unique?
Communication and Media Studies has a vibrant and active student scene, including the Communication Undergraduate Student Society and Reader’s Digest Resource Centre.
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The Capital Advantage
Ottawa is a vibrant, dynamic, bilingual capital city. Studying communication and media here provides access to the nation’s decision-makers, its technology headquarters and many outstanding institutions.
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Some say the tragedy of our times is that we are more connected than ever and yet we have never felt more alone. We share, trade and collaborate, and yet our lives are increasingly mediated by machines and experienced through screens. Others argue that technology doesn’t create loneliness but merely reveals it.
We can all agree that media have transformed our lives in profound ways. It is only by asking the right questions that we can start to understand and regain control over the technologies that are shaping us.
A degree in Communication and Media Studies will help you gain critical insight into the engine that powers 21st century life. By looking at the world through this lens, we gain an important advantage. We learn to analyze how the media reflects, represents and influences our world. We also develop the critical tools for living in a heavily digitized culture and discover the pitfalls as well as the possibilities for connection and understanding.