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BA Media Studies

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

30359.1 USD
6771 USD

Application fee

International 100 USD
National 100 USD
Faculty of Arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)90

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About this course

A new interdisciplinary program towards a Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) is an exciting opportunity for a professionally focussed student cohort. Subject to competitive academic average and portfolio submission, you can apply for entry to the four-year program direct from high school. The aim is to equip you with theoretical and applied skills, leading to many exciting career options.    Courses cover an exceptionally broad range of disciplines, including:

Art History and Visual Art
Creative Writing
Film Studies/Film Production
Information Studies
Critical Theory (English Department)/(German Department)
Computer Science

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Eligibility Criteria

You can come directly from secondary school (including, for example, Gymnasium, International Baccalaureate or British-Patterned Education) or may transfer to UBC after one or two years at another accredited institution. International Students in the Faculty of Forestry can apply for the Co-op work placements or our exchange programs in the faculty.

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Course Modules

A minimum of 120 credits. A minimum of 48 of these credits must be completed at the upper level through courses numbered 300 and above. Once accepted into the B.M.S. program, students are expected to complete all of their coursework at the UBC Vancouver Campus, with the exception of credit completed through a UBC Go Global student exchange experience.
The following courses, defined as “Core” courses, are required: ARTH 300, ARTH 480, ASTU 100, CPSC 110, CPSC 189, CPSC 344, CRWR 213, CRWR 440, ENGL 232, ENGL 332, FIPR 233, FIST 100, FIST 240, FIST 340, GERM 412, INFO 250, INFO 419, INFO 456, JOUR 100, VISA 110, VISA 210, VISA 241
A minimum of 12 credits selected from the following courses, defined as “Core Plus”, are required: CPSC 210, CPSC 310, CPSC 430; CRWR 306A, CRWR 402, CRWR 452; DMED 500, DMED 503, DMED 540; ENGL 419; FIPR 338, FIPR 339, FIPR 469; FIST 300, FIST 331; one of (FNIS 100 or FNIS 210), FNIS 220; HIST 109; VISA 310, VISA 340; one of (POLI 380, SOCI 328A, GEOG 374, STAT 200, STAT 203)

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How to Apply

  • The UBC online application, including the Personal Profile and two references 
  • Program-specific supplemental applications, if applicable Program dependent
  • English Language Admissions Standard (ELAS) 
  • ELAS waiver request and supporting documentation 
  • IB Diploma anticipated score results, if applicable 
  • Interim transcript
  • Final transcript

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