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Our courses encompass three thematic areas which are representative of primary disciplinary approaches within the field of communications studies. These three areas are:

Media, Culture and Society

Courses in this area focus on how communications media affect the way we perceive and respond to the social and cultural environment. This area emphasizes the study of social and cultural theories which examine these relationships.

Graduating students have gone on to work in the communication and cultural industries and to develop alternatives in non-profit and public media education and production.

Politics and Policy

The focus in this area is on the critical role of the state, civil society and private corporations in the development of communications systems, the production and distribution of culture and issues of social power.

Understanding the business of media and the relationships between the economic and political dimensions of communication and culture is necessary to identify and participate in production and decisions regarding them.

Critical Technology Studies

Courses in this area examine the relationships between cultures, societies, identities, and communication technologies. The focus of this area is to expose students to different theories and methodologies that will allow them to identify and analyse the established, contemporary and emergent technologies. The emphasis here is on exploring the ways in which technology and society are co-constructed.