The Faculty of Information and Media Studies, dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about media, communications and information technologies, is a vibrant, expanding Faculty comprising more than 45 full-time faculty members and 22 non-academic staff. FIMS offers strong programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is linked to the public and private sectors and to community organizations, in an academic environment characterized by interdisciplinarity, collaboration, creative inquiry, and critical thinking.
The Faculty currently offers an undergraduate program in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) with an enrolment of approximately 900 students, and a collaborative degree/diploma program with Fanshawe College with an enrolment of 200 students. FIMS also offers an undergraduate degree in Media and the Public Interest - the only program of its kind in Canada. Graduate programs offered include an MA in Journalism, master’s and doctoral programs in Library and Information Science, MA and doctoral degrees in Media Studies, and joint graduate degree programs in Popular Music and Culture and Health Information Science. The University of Western Ontario is one of Canada’s foremost research-intensive universities with some 30,000 full-time equivalent students.
Certificate and Diploma Programs
FIMS offers current students and graduates a way to boost their professional or academic careers through obtaining a Certificate or Diploma in Digital Communication. The certificate is intended for current undergraduate students, while the diploma is open to those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.
The FIMS Graduate Bulletin is a source for news, announcements, and events pertaining to FIMS graduate programs. For the latest FIMS news, read the latest Graduate Bulletin. An alumni newsletter is also produced approximately twice a year. To stay connected, visit the Alumni Newsletter archives.
The Canadian Journal of Media Studies (CJMS) was created in 2004 through facilities of the Rogers Chair and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies to provide an outlet for media scholars both in Canada and internationally, focusing primarily on Canadian issues. You can read the latest issue of the CJMS on the CJMS website.
Are you interested in knowing about the exciting events happening at FIMS? Please visit the FIMS Events Calendar for full event listings and details.