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Communcation, Media and Film

Communication, Media & Film

  • Communication, Media & Film
  • Concurrent Communication, Media & Film (BA)/BEd
  • Drama & Communication, Media & Film
  • Visual Arts & Communication, Media & Film (Studio Arts)
  • Visual Arts & Communication, Media & Film (Film Production & Media Arts)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Get the best of both worlds with this “hybrid” program that offers a combination of theory and production courses. You’ll start using cameras in first year, and be able to pursue what interests you – theory courses in media studies, hands-on courses in film production, as well as courses on social media, PR, and advertising


Sample Courses: Introduction to Media Design and Production, Introduction to Media and Society, Film Production, Podcasting and Internet Media, Public Relations, Media & Society, Popular Culture, Advertising/Marketing Campaign Production


Career Tracks: Advertising/marketing creative director, producer/director, communication strategist, sound technician, social media co-ordinator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Earn two degrees at once and go on to share your love of communication, media and film with a younger generation. You’ll be able to take a combination of theory and production courses in CMF and get lots of hands-on learning opportunities in your education studies. At the end, you’ll be eligible to teach students in grades 7 to 12.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Introduction to Media Design and Production, Film Production, Introduction to Media and Society


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, educational assistant, producer, communications specialist, director


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If you’re not sure what side of the camera you want to be on, why choose? This double-major program is flexible so you can pick courses that interest you. You could study set and costume design, video, film, theatre production, theatre history, performance, or any combination, and more. The courses you take in CMF will ground you in the critical perspectives on media industries and their cultural, political and economic impact on our society. The Dramatic Art courses allow you to experience all aspects of production and gain a solid background in performance.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Media Design and Production, Stage Management, Directing the Screen Performance, Acting, Set Design, Television Performance, Nature of Theatre


Career Tracks: Producer/director, set designer, advertising manager, theatre manager, production specialist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Interview for Drama in Education and Community. Please contact Dramatic Art at ext. 2804 or visit uwindsor.ca/drama
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Combine the best of all worlds with this program that merges art studio classes, hands-on film production and media theory courses. Choose from courses in drawing, painting, print media, photography, sculpture, bio art, digital imaging, sound, video and more. You will work with up-to-date digital media equipment and post-production labs and have lots of opportunities for hands-on learning.


Sample Courses: Studio Practice and Ideas (Space, Image, Drawing), Introductory Painting, Introduction to Media Design and Production Contemporary Visual Culture, Introduction to Photography, Critical Approaches to Media and Culture, Scriptwriting for Visual Media


Career Tracks: Graphic designer, illustrator, advertising creative director, communications specialist, marketing manager

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Camera, lights, action! This unique, hybrid program gives you hands-on film production experience in first year, while also giving you a solid foundation in visual arts and theory. Our faculty really care about our students and you’ll have lots of opportunities to network with industry professionals.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Media Design and Production, Studio Practice and Ideas (Space, Image, Drawing), Film Production, Digital Video Editing and Post Production, Introduction to Media and Society, Introduction to Photography


Career Tracks: Creative director, cinematographer, producer/director, editor/post-production specialist, communications specialist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).
Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Assessing and appreciating the respective functional and sociocultural roles of various media and communications technologies
  • Identifying, interpreting, and communicating key issues relevant to the digital world and contemporary media landscape
  • Creating a variety of media products using appropriate professional methodology and equipment
  • Understanding semiotics and the language of images
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various public and private media organizations and stakeholders
  • Deploy a variety of research methods to understand media institutions, media text/artifacts, and media audiences

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Number of Graduate (2018)

96.6%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Number of Communication, Media and Film Graduates (2017)

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Career Tracks*


  • Account manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Advertising creative director
  • Business advisor
  • Communication strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Digital technician
  • Director of communications
  • Event planner
  • Industry instructor
  • Journalist
  • Marketing manager
  • Media planner
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Producer/director
  • Production specialist
  • Project manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Radio/TV announcer
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Sales manager
  • Social media co-ordinator
  • Sound technician
  • Teacher
  • Video editor
  • Web designer

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Advertising, marketing, strategic communications
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, project management
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Film and media production
  • Public relations
  • Social service and community agencies

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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