Why Media + Communication?

TWU’s Media + Communication program empowers you as a leader and communicator to critique, speak into, and transform our culture in a powerful way.

Why Media + Communication?

TWU’s Media + Communication program empowers you as a leader and communicator to critique, speak into, and transform our culture in a powerful way.

A great idea is nothing if it’s not communicated well. Where there’s understanding, ideas take wing, people act, and change happens. In our media-saturated society, meaning can be elusive. This is where you come in.

The SAMC Media + Communication program moves you beyond tweets, likes and emojis to gain insight into the deep themes that shape our culture. Three distinct streams—media studies, professional writing, and leadership—give you the theory-based grounding and practical instruction you need to build your media literacy and technical skills. We also offer travel studies and practicum opportunities. From day one, you will be mentored to discover the right lens for your passion—whether it’s web development, digital gaming, filmmaking, public speaking, organizational communication or writing for a range of media platforms. Before long, you will be engaging with culture, producing content with real-world application, and learning to tell the stories that matter—all to impact the world for the better.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Minor
Concentration
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Careers in Media + Communication

A degree in communications prepares you for a variety of inspiring careers, in:

  • Journalism
  • Film
  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Public relations

It is also a highly valuable degree in the fields of business, law, and post-graduate education.

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Travel Studies

Travel studies allow you to immerse yourself in a different culture. Every moment spent abroad is an opportunity to learn. TWU professors lead the courses, joined by guest speakers who provide a local perspective.

Important Dates

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Faculty Profiles

E. Ruth Anaya, DLitt et Phil

Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Communication; Media + Communication; School of Business

Lloyd Arnett, PhD

Associate Professor of Theatre

Loranne Brown, MFA

Assistant Professor of Media + Communication

Jef Gibbons

Instructor in Music
Joshua Hale

Joshua Hale, MFA

Assistant Professor of Art + Design

Kevin Schut, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of the Arts, Media + Culture; Professor of Media + Communication

Bill Strom, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Media + Communication

Ned Vankevich, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Media + Communication