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Media and Communication Studies

University of the Fraser Valley

48 months
15740 CAD/year
4136 CAD/year
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Learn about the complex relationships between media, communication, and society, and gain insight into a variety of topics such as the history of communication, advertising, music, journalism, digital design, and artistic expression with the Media and Communication Studies program of University of the Fraser Valley.


In your first and second year of the Media and Communication Studies program of University of the Fraser Valley, you are introduced into communication theory and discuss the role media plays in the lives of Canadians. You also become familiar in social research methodology, and examine topics ranging from public relations and advertising to journalism in Canada.

In your third and fourth year, you are exposed to issues relating to the design and distribution of online media, and investigate theories of aesthetics, identity, and subcultures in areas such as art, film, music, and photography.

By the end of the program, you are able to critically analyze contemporary artistic expression and cultural representations and have gained a deep understanding of how people engage with media, adding a new set of skills to complement your creative practice.

Career Expectations

In a global knowledge economy, skilled communicators are in hot demand. A BFA with a minor or extended minor in Media and Communication Studies can help you find work with design or marketing agencies, copywriting firms, publishers, community organizations, and production companies. You may also work in gaming, web design, interactive media, creative writing, film production, or public relations. Or you may opt to pursue graduate studies.

There are no shortage of opportunities: Creative BC reports that the motion pictures and video industry is booming, with annual revenues for film, TV, and digital media adding up to $3.4 billion. As for the interactive and digital media sector, it is one of the fastest growing in B.C., at a rate of 11% per year. The industry features average salaries of $84K and $2.3 billion in sales.

WorkBC also lists advertising, marketing, and public relations jobs as top opportunity occupations. With median salaries of $30.77 an hour — going up to $33.65 an hour for managers — 6,900 openings are expected in B.C. from now to 2025.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Theory
  • Mass Communication in Canada
  •  Social Research 
  • Popular Music and Society
  • Literature and Film
  • The Politics of Art in Latin America

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must meet ONE of the following:

  • B.C. high school graduation or equivalent;
  • Or completion of a minimum of nine UFV or transferable post-secondary credits with a minimum 2.00 GPA (C average) based on all credits attempted;
  • Or a minimum of 19 years of age by the start of the first class;
  • Or, for admission into preparatory level programs only, a minimum of 17 years of age and out of high school for at least one year by the start of the semester.
  • A C+ final grade in one of English 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, or IB English.
  • Complete your application
  • Your high school transcript(s) and proof of graduation if you have graduated from high school, or a copy of your interim high school transcript(s) if you are currently in high school
  • Your English language score (TOEFL, IELTS, LPI)
  • Your passport
  • When you have completed your online application, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable application fee of $150 CAD 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15740 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7870 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    4136 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2068 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Abbotsford

1240 - 1930 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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