IX. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies (BAMS) - Diploma in Media Communications with specializations in Image Arts and Digital Communications, Journalism or Public Relations

Media Studies Program – Schedule of Studies

DC = Digital Communication only

IA = Image Arts only

J = Journalism only

PR = Public Relations only

Note: All courses are weighted 0.50 credits unless noted otherwise.

Semester 1

AHSS*1060 [0.50] Mass Communication
MDST*1010 [0.50] Internet Survey & Research
MDST*1050 [0.50] Introduction to Media Writing
MDST*1070 [0.50] Photography and Digital Imaging
0.50 electives

Semester 2

AHSS*1070 [0.50] Film Study
AHSS*1080 [0.50] Ethical Issues
AHSS*1090 [0.50] Communication, Technology and Culture
MDST*1030 [0.50] Visual Communication and Design
MDST*1080 [0.50] Introduction to Journalism & Public Relations

Semester 3

AHSS*2010 [0.50] Documentary Film and Television
AHSS*2030 [0.50] Contemporary Narrative
AHSS*2190 [0.50] History of Communication
MDST*2020 [0.50] Media Structure and Policy
0.50 electives

Semester 4

AHSS*2020 [0.50] Presentations and Persuasion
AHSS*2130 [0.50] Subcultures and the Media
AHSS*3080 [0.50] Web Design
MDST*2070 [0.50] Digital Design
0.50 electives

Semester 5

AHSS*3220 [0.50] Law and the Media
MDST*3040 [0.50] Perception, Power, and the Media
One of:
MDST*2000 [0.50] News Gathering J
MDST*2040 [0.50] Media Relations PR
MDST*2130 [0.50] Photographic Practices: Theory and Printing IA
MDST*3250 [0.50] Web Design for Digital Communication I DC
One of:
MDST*2030 [0.50] News Editing and Writing J
MDST*2210 [0.50] Image Processing: Capture and Manipulation DC
MDST*2510 [0.50] Studio Lighting Fundamentals IA
MDST*3080 [0.50] Writing for Public Relations I PR
One of:
MDST*2060 [0.50] Marketing Communications PR
MDST*3150 [0.50] Advanced Prepress and Digital Imaging IA
MDST*3180 [0.50] Radio Broadcasting J
MDST*3210 [0.50] Videography I DC

Semester 6

MDST*3220 [0.50] Client Relations & Project Management
SCMA*3020 [0.50] Statistics for Media Studies: Risk, Polling and Technical Reports
One of:
MDST*2060 [0.50] Marketing Communications DC
MDST*2210 [0.50] Image Processing: Capture and Manipulation IA
MDST*3000 [0.50] Magazine Writing, Editing, and Research J
MDST*3170 [0.50] Writing for Public Relations II PR
One of:
AHSS*2170 [0.50] The Human Figure IA
MDST*2050 [0.50] Specialized Reporting J
MDST*3030 [0.50] Event Management PR
MDST*3350 [0.50] Web Design for Digital Communication II DC
One of:
MDST*3020 [0.50] Television Broadcasting J
MDST*3100 [0.50] Corporations and Agencies PR
MDST*3110 [0.50] Intermediate Theory and Location Photography IA
MDST*4170 [0.50] Videography II DC

Semester 7

AHSS*4080 [0.50] Transition to Work
MDST*4080 [0.50] Globalization and the Global Media
MDST*4500 [1.00] Applied Research Project
One of:
MDST*3060 [0.50] Public Affairs PR
MDST*3200 [0.50] Photo-Based Practices IA
MDST*4040 [0.50] Multimedia Journalism J
MDST*4250 [0.50] Web Design for Digital Communication III DC

Semester 8

MDST*4210 [1.00] Media Practices
One of:
MDST*4060 [1.50] Journalism Internship J
MDST*4070 [1.50] Public Relations Internship PR
MDST*4130 [1.50] Image Arts Internship IA
MDST*4200 [1.50] Digital Communication Internship DC
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