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Admission

General Information

UBC's procedures, policies, and general admission requirements are specified in the Admissions section of the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar. Enrolment in the Bachelor of Media Studies program is limited; attainment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission from Secondary School

Specific secondary courses, including English 12 or First Nations Studies 12 and one of Geography 12, History 12 or English Literature 12 (or acceptable equivalents), are required for determining an entrance Admission Average. For the complete list of entrance requirements please refer to Enrolment Services – Admissions. This site includes information on entrance requirements and access to the on-line application form.

In addition to the on-line application form, 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 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 Bachelor of Media Studies will seek a balance of international and domestic enrolment.

Advanced Credit 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.

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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