How to Apply

Students in the Bachelor of Media Studies program are bright, enthusiastic individuals who have a keen interest in media studies theory, research, and application. As such, there is a rigorous selection process to find the right type of candidate that is best suited for the BMS program. The application to the Bachelor of Media Studies program is a two-step process. All applicants must submit:

  1. An online general application to UBC at
  2. A supplemental application to the Bachelor of Media Studies program (more details below)

** Applications for the 2018-2019 year have now closed.**

Step 1: Submit your online UBC undergraduate admissions application

Complete your application at, and select the Bachelor of Media Studies program as your first choice of program.

If you are applying as a secondary school student, the UBC application includes a personal profile. We encourage you to use the personal profile to show your interests, background, and readiness for study in media studies. If you are applying to the BMS as a transfer student, you will not be required to complete a personal profile.

Due to the high volume of applications, prospective students interested in the Bachelor of Media Studies must choose the BMS as their first choice of program in the UBC online application as second choice applicants are not assessed. As per UBC Admissions, you will be evaluated for your second choice only if you are not admitted into your first choice of program, or if you contact the UBC Admission Office requesting that UBC evaluate your second choice. Applicants who are not offered a seat in the BMS will be automatically assessed for the BA, as well as the student’s original second choice of program. See UBC Admissions for more online application tips.

The online UBC undergraduate application closes January 15, 2018.

Step 2: Complete the online Bachelor of Media Studies supplemental application

All applicants to the Bachelor of Media Studies program must submit a supplemental application in order to be considered for the program. The supplemental application includes a written response and an online digital portfolio. For full details on what is required for the supplemental application and what types of samples you can include in your portfolio, see the Supplemental Application Information page. The Bachelor of Media Studies supplemental application deadline is January 31, 2018.

To begin your supplemental, click the “Submit your Supplemental Application” button above. Applicants must have a UBC campus-wide log in (CWL) in order to log in to the application form, and must have an 8-digit UBC student number in order to proceed. Applicants who do not submit a supplemental application will not be considered for admission to the program.

Step 3: Submit your required documents to UBC Admissions

In order to complete the admission process, all UBC applicants must submit their required documents to UBC by the designated deadlines. Applicants to the BMS program must send required documents directly to UBC Admissions, and not to the Bachelor of Media Studies program. The Bachelor of Media Studies program does not accept reference letters.