You are reading the 2024/25 Academic Calendar. The 2023/24 version remains in effect until August 31, 2024 and is available here.

Degree Requirements

All students in the Bachelor of Media Studies must complete the following degree requirements:

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 42 of these credits must be completed at the upper level through courses numbered 300 and above.
  • Once accepted into the B.M.S. program, students are expected to complete all of their coursework at the UBC Okanagan Campus, with the exception of credit completed through a UBC Go Global student exchange experience or through the cross-campus exchange program.


First YearCredits
MDST 1103
MDST 1203
DIHU 155 or ENGL 1553
VISA 1063
VISA 1083
CULT 1003
One of FILM 100, FILM 1033
Total Credits30
Second Year 
MDST 2103
MDST 2203
CRWR 2503
DIHU 2203
Any 200-level VISA6
Any 200-level ANTH, HIST, or ARTH3
Total Credits30
Third Year 
MDST 3113
MDST 3303
Any 300-level DIHU3
Total Credits30
Fourth Year 
MDST 4903
MDST 4999
Total Credits30
Minimum credits for degree120
1 At least 21 credits of the electives must be upper level. Please consult with program advisor(s) for the selection of electives, especially when considering minors. 
2 Global Exchange, Vancouver exchange or Co-op term can be completed during the first term of the fourth year 


UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Pencil A pencil indicating that this is editable. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.