BMS students are encouraged to take electives which allow them to specialize in an area that will compliment their focus on media studies. In addition to the 12 Core Plus Credits, BMS students can tailor their electives to specific areas of study within Arts.
If you are you interested in taking your strengths in applied and theoretical Media Studies into –
- Politics and social justice, political activism, prepare yourself for upper level coursework by considering
- Public information on climate change, and sustainability, consider
- Science, technology, and communications? Consider
- Digital and cultural sectors in music? Consider taking MUSC 119: Introduction to Music Technology
- Preserving and protecting the world’s languages? Consider taking FNEL 180: Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization, and LING 101: Languages of the World
- Moral, economic and legal issues involved with media? LASO 204: Introduction to Law and Society and PHIL 230A: Introduction to Moral Theory. Consider taking foundational courses in Economics (ECON 101/102) which will lead to some very interesting courses at the 300-level;
- Furthering your specialty in visual art and how it interacts with the world? Consider taking ARTH 101: Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Visual Studies and ARTH 102: Crisis and Contradiction in Art and the Built Environment
- Remember too that the Faculty of Arts is a world leader in understanding the historical and modern Aboriginal experience and the role of media. Students interested in this area should consider taking FNIS 100 and FNIS 120.
You’ll notice that we have not mentioned foundational course work within Film Studies, Film Production, and Visual Art. Through the CAP Year one Media Studies stream, you will already be building a strong foundation in these areas.
If your particular area of interest was not included in the examples listed above, please email the Program Manager. We will work with you to develop an individualized program plan focused on developing the necessary expertise to match your future career goals.