Year By Year Plan

The Bachelor of Media studies program follows a cohort model that includes core, core plus and media-related electives courses.

The core curriculum ensures a broad foundation in media studies with a focus on theory, research, and application both in and outside of the classroom. To graduate in four years, students typically take 30 credits each academic year (Sept. – Apr.) Each year consists of required Core Courses, which must be completed within the cohort model.

BMS Program Year By Year

Requirements

Core Courses: 21 Credits

Recommended Elective and Core Plus Courses: 9 Credits

Core Courses:

*ASTU 100A: 1st Year CAP Seminar
6 Credits | Mandatory Terms 1 & 2

CRWR 213: Introduction to Writing for the New Media
3 Credits | Term 1

VISA 110: Studio Three: Digital Media
3 Credits | Term 1

FIST 100: Introduction to Film Studies
3 Credits | Term 1

JRNL 100A: New Media and Society
3 Credits | Term 2

BMS students must register in one of the following Computer Science (CPSC) courses in their first year. Please note that the CPSC credit must be completed before Year 3.

CPSC 103: Introduction to Systematic Program Design
3 Credits

CPSC 110: Computation, Programs and Programming
4 Credits

*In Year One, students take the Media Studies stream of the Coordinated Arts Program (CAP). By registering in CAP and selecting the Media Studies stream, students are automatically registered into 5 of the 6 core courses required in the first year of the Bachelor of Media Studies.

Requirements

Core Courses: 15 Credits

Recommended Electives and Core Plus Courses: 15 Credits

Core Courses: 

ENGL 232: Approaches to Media Studies
3 Credits

FIPR 133: Introduction to Film and Media Production
3 Credits

FIST 240: Media Industries
3 Credits

INFO 250: Networks, Crowds and Communities
3 Credits

VISA 241: Introduction to Digital Photography
3 Credits

Requirements

Core Courses: 15 Credits

Recommended Electives and Core Plus Courses: 15 Credits

In Term 2, students are encouraged to participate in available experiential learning opportunities. All required Core Courses are scheduled in Term 1 to accommodate these opportunities.

Core courses:

ARTH 380: Art as Technology
3 Credits

ENGL 332: Approaches to Media History
3 Credits

CRWR 312: Interactive Storytelling
3 Credits

FIST 340: Media Audiences
3 Credits

VISA 210: Digital Arts
3 Credits

Requirements

Core Courses: 15 Credits

Recommended Electives and Core Plus Courses: 15 credits

Core Courses:

ARTH 480: Visual and Digital Media Theory*
3 Credits

CPSC 344: Introduction to Human Computer Interaction Methods
3 Credits

GERM 412: German Media Studies (In English)
3 Credits

INFO 456: Information Policy and Society
3 Credits

INFO 419: Information Visualization
3 Credits

* Students can choose to take JRNL 400: Feminist Postcolonial Critique and Journalism in a Digital Age (3 Credits) instead of ARTH 480: Visual and Digital Media Theory but students will need to find another course to fulfill their Research requirement. Taking ARTH 480 will fulfill both the Y4 Core Course requirement, and the Research requirement.


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It wasn’t until year two that I really began to understand the value of the BMS cohort system. I truly appreciate that I now have a network of close, lifetime friends who I know I can count on in the future.

Tamara Osseiran
BMS Alumna, 2019

 

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