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Why study Media at UofGH?

See the whole picture – then zoom in.

How do the news media influence how people think, the governments we choose and even the laws that govern our lives?

How do professional communicators create positive images for their clients, drive buying decisions, sway and influence public opinion?

How do you tell a story with a photo, a video, a tweet or a blog post?

You learn not only the subtleties and theories of how ideas, opinions and information are communicated, but also how to use modern communications vehicles, technologies and platforms. So in addition to conducting an Applied Research Project, you will also – depending on your chosen area of emphasis – learn to use cameras and editing software, write and edit online and print newspapers and magazines, plan events and media relations campaigns, design web sites and shoot video, write television and radio broadcasts and sell multi-platform advertising.

Plunge into the real world.

After your third year, you will gain 200+ hours of real-world experience in an internship at a media organization. Placements have included Walt Disney Studios Canada, CBC News, NKPR Inc., Chatelaine, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Thomson Reuters and CTV's "The Social."

In your fourth year, organize EMERGE, a groundbreaking media project that brings together all five specializations. Plan, collaborate and produce multiple products simultaneously. It's a print and online magazine, a one-day conference, three websites, a photography exhibition, a media strategy and a national awards program for Canadian media students.

Get up close and personal with media technology.

You have exclusive access to a variety of the latest industry tools, technology and resources. Our multimedia production facility has high-definition video; a green screen; edit suites; facilities for photography, videography, and streaming broadcasts; and mobile technology.

A small learning environment is a better learning environment.

We can’t stress this enough.  Personalized service is engrained in the UofGH experience.

You’ll not only be part of a small classroom, but you’ll go through your four years at UofGH with the same group of peers. This means learning together, working together, growing together.  You’ll get to know our names and we’ll get to know yours. 

Once you’ve chosen a specialization to start your third year, we’ll work one on one with you to make sure you’re on the right path – from choosing the right courses to choosing the right placements to making sure you’ve got all necessary requirements for further education.

Studying at the University of Guelph-Humber

Learn from faculty who know the field – because they work in it.

Our media studies faculty aren’t just professors – they’re journalists, public relations consultants, broadcasters, writers, film producers, public affairs specialists, photographers, website designers, social media experts and corporate communicators. They know the demands of the media landscape because they’re navigating and shaping it every day.

UofGH draws faculty who understand the importance of both classroom and experiential learning. And because of our small classes, you’ll get personal attention from these academic and field experts during and after class.

Gain an edge.  Get undergraduate research experience.

You’ll notice our research program is slightly different than most.  Its entire structure is designed to give you an edge so that you’ll stand out when the time comes.

Learn more about research at UofGH.       

Study abroad.

Diversity isn’t just the fabric of UofGH – it’s the fabric of the world.  At UofGH, every student has the opportunity to prepare for a world without borders.  And because all study abroad courses are partially subsidized, the opportunities are within reach.

Learn more about studying abroad at UofGH