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 Social Sciences, Creative and Critical Studies, and Science 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. Students transferring from other institutions should speak to Academic Advising to determine their standing within the BMSprogram based on course work already completed.
Transfer from Another UBC Program
Currently-registered UBC students wishing to transfer into the BMS may do so by submitting an official Change of Program/Change of Campus request in the Student Service Centre (SSC). Transfer is subject to: a transcript and portfolio review; the applicant’s ability to fulfill program requirements and meet course prerequisites; and existing capacity (teaching seats and infrastructure).
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. Students transferring into the BMS degree should speak to Academic Advising to determine their standing within the BMSprogram based on course work already completed.