Think critically and communicate effectively at Trinity Western University.
We are surrounded and influenced every day—for better and worse—by video, stories, social media, and constant connectivity. Employers across industries are actively seeking talented and well-trained communication professionals. The Media + Communication program at TWU prepares you to effectively speak, write, and visually communicate in order to engage and transform our media-saturated world.
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) MEDIA + COMMUNICATION
As a student of Media + Communication, you will take courses that encourage critical thinking as you develop your skills in written, spoken, and visual communication. You will have the opportunity to specialize in Media Studies, Professional Writing, or Leadership Communication, with minors available in Film Studies and Professional Writing.
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) CORPORATE COMMUNICATION
The Department of Media + Communication offers a unique degree in partnership with the School of Business, featuring coursework from both departments. Our Corporate Communication degree prepares you to lead effectively in strategic communications and marketing.
MEDIA + COMMUNICATION HAS THREE STREAMS OF COURSES
Specialize in one area you are passionate about, or combine courses from each.
Courses in this stream cover a wide range of topics, such as relational, intercultural and organizational communication.
This stream offers courses in production and criticism. Production focuses on filmmaking, with opportunities for graphic design and game-making courses. Our criticism courses will help you engage with popular culture through in-depth examinations of film, video games, social media, and more.
Our writing stream prepares you to work in a wide range of writing-intensive careers, like public relations, journalism, and marketing.
“I owe much of my career success to TWU’s Media + Communication program. My professors went above and beyond to help customize specific courses and practicum placements to giveme every opportunity to gain valuable experience in writing for news and sports, along with hands-on sports broadcasting experience with Spartan Athletics. Overall, my time at TWU instilled the confidence I needed to seriously pursue my career dreams.”
KELCEY BRADE, 2005
- Small class sizes and individual attention from professors
- Summer travel studies abroad
- Valuable internships to gain experience with potential employers
- Events like our Cinergy Film Festival and student literature readings that offer opportunities to publicly share your work
- Student media on-campus, like the award-winning Mars’ Hill newspaper, which allows you to develop real-world media production and writing skills
- Laurentian Leadership Centre program in Ottawa, with internships on or near Parliament Hill
- Production facilities featuring multimedia computer labs, a sound studio, equipment for film production, and a set of historic video game systems
Graduates of our Media + Communication program are well prepared to enter careers in public relations, marketing, and strategic communications where they play their crafts as writers, videographers, web managers, leaders, and more. They translate their education diversely in corporate roles, ministry opportunities, and graduate school. Over 80% of our graduates pursue careers in fields of media + communication.