Dr. Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale
I would like to welcome you to the Department of Communication, Media and Film (CMF) at the University of Windsor. Our department has a rich history dating back to the late 1960s. It began as Communication Arts in 1969 and was the first communications program established in Ontario and only the second in Canada. Over the decades, the department has expanded and continues to reflect and engage the evolving media landscape.
Communication, Media and Film@UWindsor
The world comes to us through television, film, the web, emerging new media platforms and portable devices. The messages we receive through these various media and the manner in which they are presented to us has a profound impact on how we see the world, others and ourselves. The electronic media, the vastly proliferating network of images that inscribe themselves on us everyday and the hybridized sounds of new technologies have drastically altered how our social landscape is constructed, experienced and interpreted. In short, media are all around us, influencing how we think, how we feel, and how we live our lives in countless ways. Students in Communication, Media and Film are at the centre of exploring some of the most dynamic changes in the media environment and the cultural, social, economic and political implications of technological developments and innovations.
The UWindsor Advantage
The Department of Communication, Media and Film provides students with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional forms of media as well as emerging new media formations. Our program offers students the opportunity to develop the conceptual and critical skills necessary to interpret our media saturated world and the dynamic changes engendered by rapidly developing communication technologies. We prepare students to become more astute consumers of the products of media culture and to consider the fundamental role that various media play in our everyday lives. However, our students are also engaged as producers, as ‘meaning-makers,’ through an array of “hands-on” courses that allow students to produce their own stories about their experiences and communities in a variety of media formats. Communication, Media and Film at the University of Windsor is one of the few programs in Canada that combines a social sciences, theory-based formation with media production. This combination of theory and practice makes our program unique and exciting and enables our students to pursue their professional and personal lives more effectively within today’s increasingly mediated world.
We offer exceptional production facilities, a complete range of advanced digital video and sound equipment for both field and studio production and state-of-the-art post-production labs. Our teaching and studio facilities are complemented by project and internship opportunities in campus and off-campus media outlets including CJAM Radio, The Lance student newspaper, Cogeco Cable, CBC-Windsor and local production houses. Internship courses may also be taken through arranged placements at a wide variety of business, community, public relations, non-profit and media organizations.
We offer a four-year Honours BA in Communication, Media and Film and a three-year General BA in Communication, Media and Film. Additionally, we offer a Combined Honours Program in Digital Journalism and Communication, Media and Film and other Combined Honours Programs, where Communication, Media and Film can be paired with other subjects including Dramatic Art, Visual Arts, or English.
Students may focus on a particular area of study within Communication, Media and Film such as: new media and digital culture; digital media production; popular culture and media literacy; advertising, public relations and message design; film studies and cinema history; communication theory and policy; and research methods.
A degree in Communication, Media and Film is very versatile, providing relevant preparation for a wide variety of employment opportunities and an excellent entry point for further specialized education and training.
Our program emphasizes the links between theoretical knowledge, practical application and the development of critical skills. Graduates go on to careers in:
Many Communication, Media and Film graduates also go on to advanced study in professional fields such as Law and Education, or to postgraduate studies in preparation for college and university teaching in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions, requests for more information and/or personalized tours of our facilities!
Department of Communication, Media and Film
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000, ext. 2897