Communication Studies & Media Arts

Media Arts Program

The Media Arts program at McMaster prepares students for the fluid, evolving fields of media creation and production, with combined creative, critical and leadership skills. Students gain hands-on training for multimodal creation, including audio, video, animation, digital games, web and graphic design, and coding skills. In the final year of the degree, students develop a take-away media project to highlight in their portfolios.


Graduates from the program are prepared to work as creative producers and consultants, team leads and creative makers, who drive community and civic action. Media Arts graduates go on to diverse careers, including videography, sound design, app/game development and web/graphic design; communications technology teaching, archiving and journalism; creative industry project management and information technology management; and documentary filmmaking and art, among others.

About First Year

Students entering into the Faculty of Humanities in their first year take a general program. This allows students to explore various options and experience a wide range of courses. At the end of the first year, students can then choose to major in a Media Arts program.

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Program Information

Current Course Offerings

Visit Mosaic for information about our course offerings for the current academic year.

Undergraduate Course Outlines

See past and current Media Arts course outlines to learn more about course topics, evaluation and schedules. View your course outline including assignment due dates, assessments and more.

Media Arts Course Calendar

Learn about the requirements and courses for Single and Combined Honours in Media Arts.

Awards & Scholarships

Hundreds of awards and scholarships are available. Discover awards and find out how to apply.

Upcoming Courses

See what Media Arts courses we are planning to offer in the next academic year.

Study Abroad

Learn more about study abroad programs to enhance your Media Arts studies experience.

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