Media Studies is one of the Humanities. Contemporary society has become so mediasaturated that every sphere of human experience – personal, social, economic, political, cultural, moral, and aesthetic – is mediated. The Media Studies program helps students develop a deep understanding of the role of media in contemporary societies. It provides students with theories and methods that help them analyze the constantly changing media phenomena – texts, practices, policies and institutions. It lays crucial intellectual groundwork for students who hope to find meaningful employment in media industries and media-related sectors.
Media Studies at UTSC is the only academic unit in the U of T system that gives you the opportunity to systematically study contemporary media cultures. We advocate a comparative perspective in media studies. This perspective is attentive to how media cultures are shaped by and interact with forces of globalization.
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Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality and interests.
Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering info:
Gain exposure to your options in the world of work and make connections while you’re a student via campus events and programs listed on cln.utoronto.ca and ccr.utoronto.ca:
Apply for Work Study jobs in CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via SCSU. Find networking opportunities, internship programs and entry-level jobs via websites like TalentEgg and CharityVillage. As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend UTSC’s Get Hired Conference and participate in Jobs for Grads. As a graduate, explore internships and other trainee programs like CareerEdge.
Explore Student Clubs and Professional Associations and get involved: volunteer for their events and conferences, and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors and colleagues!
Please note: This document is a starting point for your further research into career options in this field of study. For more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the departmental website.