Have a question that isn't answered here? Email the program. If you have already started your application, be sure to include your UBC student number.


Prospective students must first complete the general online UBC application, and also submit a separate BMS supplemental application and portfolio of work by January 15, 2018.

Click here for information on transferring from within the Faculty of Arts. Current BA students are discouraged from attempting to transfer due to the limited number of seats in the program. Students can only transfer into Year 2 if a current student chooses to give up their seat. Students cannot transfer into Years 3 and 4 of the program. Please contact Arts Advising for further information.

Applicants are encouraged to submit both the UBC application and the supplemental application by the December 1 deadline if they are applying for early admission to UBC. However, all applicants have until January 15, 2018 to submit the supplemental application. Applicants who apply for early admission and submit their supplemental application by January 15, 2018 will not be penalized for doing so. Submitting early does not necessarily mean applicants will hear from the Bachelor of Media Studies program earlier as all applicant portfolios must be assessed.

Due to the large number of applications that we receive, applicant can expect the application process to take approximately 3-4 months. All applicant profiles are thoroughly assessed.

Applications and Submitting Documents

Detailed information, along with tips and suggestions, can be found here.

Please send your transcripts and documents directly to UBC Admissions. Please do not send hard copies of your transcripts to the program office.

All applicants must submit interim and final transcripts directly to UBC Admissions. Please see "How to Submit Documents."

No. Please do not send hard copies to the program. They must be sent to UBC Admissions directly.

The program does not accept reference letters as a part of your Bachelor of Media Studies supplemental application. Unsolicited reference letters that are sent to the admissions committee will not be considered as it would not allow the other applicants the same opportunity. Applicants will have the option to include two references as a part of their UBC personal profile.

Please see here for specific deadlines based on your secondary school system.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for undergraduate students is calculated on a per credit basis. Bachelor of Media Studies students pay an additional differential fee.  For more information, see the UBC undergraduate tuition page.

Click here to find out more about awards and financial assistance.

Living On Campus

Visit the "Living in Residence" page for information on residence areas, costs, meal plans, and application deadlines.

It is best to apply for residence as soon as you apply for admission to UBC. You will be able to start your residence application in the online general application, and then visit the Student Housing and Hospitality (SHHS) Online Service Centre to finish your residence application.

Check out the "What It Costs" page for tuition fees, deadlines, and a budget planning worksheet to help you get started.


Click here to view the degree requirements and program of study for the Bachelor of Media Studies.

The core curriculum Media Studies courses are posted here. For the official UBC Course Schedule, click here.

There is currently no minor in Media Studies in the Faculty of Arts.

The BMS is an interdisciplinary program that draws on different genres of study from various departments in Arts. As such, there is no dedicated space for the program. As a part of the CAP program in first year, BMS students can study in the Gateway space found in the Irving K. Barber Library on the 3rd floor, room 379.