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.

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.

Leadership Communication:

Courses in this stream cover a wide range of topics, such as relational, intercultural and organizational communication.

Media Studies:

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.

Professional Writing:

Our writing stream prepares you to work in a wide range of writing-intensive careers, like public relations, journalism, and marketing.


ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE:

“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


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

AFTER GRADUATION

Graduates of our Media + Communication pgrogram 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.

Degrees

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

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Faculty Profiles

Agodzo, Divine

Divine Agodzo, M.A.

Sessional Instructor of Media + Communication

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