Admission Requirements

Application for admission to the Bachelor of Media Studies program must be made through Enrolment Services.

Admission from Secondary School

Procedures, policies, and admission requirements to the University of British Columbia are specified in Admissions.

In addition to applying, all applicants must supply a portfolio of written, visual, and/or digital materials. Please see the Bachelor of Media Studies website for further information and deadline dates.

Applicants will be evaluated broadly on evidence of academic achievement and intellectual readiness, and on applicants’ own representation of their experience, ideas, and aspirations. Additional courses in areas not eligible for inclusion in the Calculation of the admission average (i.e. creative writing, the visual and performing arts, information technology, media studies) may be taken into consideration. An interview may be required.

Committed to internationalization, the Faculties of Arts and Sciences and Creative and Critical Studies will seek a balance of international and domestic enrolment in the Bachelor of Media Studies.

International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement

The Bachelor of Media Studies program may grant advanced placement and/or course credit to students who complete certain International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, or other enriched secondary school courses with appropriate grades. When granted, the credit/placement will be indicated on the student’s notification of acceptance to UBC. See Applicants with International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Courses for detailed information.

Admission from Post-Secondary Study

Individuals who have completed courses through an alternate post-secondary institution will apply for entry to Year One of the Bachelor of Media Studies program and must meet competitive admission requirements for entry. Transfer credit will be assessed after admission has been achieved. Once admitted, applicants may be considered for admission to Year Two of the program only if they have already substantially completed Year One “Core” course requirements.

Transfer from Another UBC Program

As all admission to the Bachelor of Media Studies program is competitive, UBC students may not apply for transfer into the program. Instead they must apply for entry to Year One of the program and meet the competitive admission requirements.

Once admitted, applicants may be considered for admission to Year Two of the program only if they have already substantially completed Year One “Core” course requirements.

Admission is not available into Years Three and Four of the program.

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