Media Studies

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

The Bachelor of Media Studies program is undergoing changes and will be suspending admissions for the 2019 Winter Session, pending Senate approval. This does not affect students who are currently at UBC, enrolled the program. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

This program is also offered at UBC's Vancouver Campus
Find out more

Why this program?

  • Explore media-related courses in multiple disciplines, including the arts, data science, cultural studies, creative writing, psychology, and sociology
  • Learn from experts, including software engineers, interactive animators, sound artists, multimedia artists, and computing technologists
  • Train to be a leader in innovation and social entrepreneurship
Visit program website

Program information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies / Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Media Studies
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

The Media Studies program on UBC’s Okanagan campus combines digital media arts, visual arts, computer science, social science, humanities, and creative writing to help you develop the artistic, technical, and analytical skills you need to understand new media and the impact of technological innovation on our interactions and in our society. You’ll graduate a creative, articulate, culturally informed, critically reflective, and socially engaged citizen.

Experiential learning and research

As a Media Studies student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in research and work with local organizations on projects related to your coursework. You can also:

Your future

Through interdisciplinary coursework, you’ll build the digital skills required to pursue graduate studies or a career in gaming, web design, interactive media, journalism, creative writing, film production, or public relations. As a Media Studies graduate, you’ll be equipped to work with still images, sound, moving images, digital animations, virtual and data worlds, simulations, and games. You’ll also be adept at interface and interactive design, the application of encoded media practice, and the construction of networked environments and communities.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.
Visit program website