In many ways, communication studies is the social science of the 21st century. The world comes to us through television, film, the web, emerging new media platforms and portable devices as well as a range of media arts. 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 media are major sites where the construction of everyday lives, identities, and subjectivities takes place. The electronic media, the vastly proliferating network of images that inscribe themselves on us everyday, the hybridized sounds of new technologies, have drastically altered how desires are constructed, identities formed, politics shaped, and dreams realized. In short, media are all around us, influencing how we think, how we feel, and how we live our lives in countless ways.
As students in Communication, Media and Film, you 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 courses offered in the Department of Communication, Media and Film are carefully designed to engage students with key issues and debates that have animated communication, media, cinema studies, and film production since the early days of the 20th century to the present. Our courses provide students with the theoretical and critical frameworks necessary to become literate and contributing members of our evolving globally mediated world. Students also have the opportunity to focus on media creation through our myriad of specialized practice-based classes that combine “hands-on” experience with the artistic and technological aspects of making media. Whether your goal is to tell your story in theatres, on radio, television or in print, online or through portable technologies, you can do it here.
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