The Faculty of Information & Media Studies offers graduate and undergraduate programs that allow students to develop their knowledge and skills in media studies, library and information science, and journalism.
A range of Undergraduate degree options are available that allow you to tailor your student experience to your personal goals and interests.
- The Media, Information & Technoculture (MIT) program is an innovative and flexible program perfect for those who want a broad understanding of how media, information, and communication technologies affect—and are affected by—our society and culture. Students in MIT learn media theory, history, and analysis and can focus their learning experience by choosing from a wide variety of special topics courses that address specific issues in media or offer practical experience.
- The Media & the Public Interest (MPI) program, the only one of its kind in Canada, examines the relationships between media and social movements. Courses in MPI connect issues of communication and media to social justice issues such as democracy, equity, class, race, and gender. Students can enter this unique program through the MIT program in their second year.
- The Media Theory & Production (MTP) program is designed for students who have a strong desire to pursue a career in media production but also want to study the cultural, economic and social issues surrounding media and information technologies. MTP is a joint venture of FIMS and Fanshawe College, and students who complete the four year program receive both a three-year Bachelor of Arts in Media, Information & Technoculture (MIT) and a two-year college diploma from Fanshawe.
At the Graduate levels, the Library and Information Science (LIS) program, at the Master (MLIS) and PhD levels, prepares students for careers in, and study of, an information-driven society. The one-year Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program allows students to develop skills in both journalism and communications. The Media Studies program, at the MA and PhD levels, examines the key issues, texts, traditions and debates relating to media cultures, industries and technologies. The Popular Music and Culture program, offered jointly with the Don Wright School of Music, offers an MA relating music to its broader cultural context. Finally, the Health Information Science program is jointly offered with the Faculty of Health Science and offers a Masters (MHIS) and PhD.