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Certificate in Media Studies (MDIA)

The online Certificate in Media Studies offers students the opportunity to develop and accredit their fluency in the foundations of media and cultural studies. Students will build practical creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills that can be applied in academic and professional contexts.

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Program Plan

This certificate program consists of 12.0 units. 6.0 of these units are required courses, while the other 6.0 units can be selected from a set of option courses - option courses offered fully online are listed below. 

Core courses (6.0 units) offered online

Take the following two courses:

• FILM 240 (3.0 units): Media and Popular Culture
• FILM 236 (3.0 units): Media and Cultural Studies

Option courses (6.0 units) offered online

Choose two of the following courses:

• FILM 260 (3.0 units): Digital Media Theory and Practice
• FILM 300 (3.0 units): Hollywood: The Dream Factory
• FILM 303 (3.0 units): Contemporary World Cinema
• FILM 335 (3.0 units): Culture & Technology
• GNDS 125 (3.0 units): Gender, Race, and Pop Culture
• MUSC 171 (3.0 units): The Social History of Popular Music
• DRAM 205 (3.0 units): Theatre in the Age of Film and TV

The suggested pathway for online Interest Students is to begin with either FILM 240 - Media and Popular Culture or MUSC 171 - Social History of Popular Music.

Note: If you are also in an online degree program, only 6.0 units from your degree program or the certificate can count towards both. In other words, to graduate with both an online degree and this certificate, you would need a total of 96.0 units (instead of 90.0 units).

No more than 3.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.

For the most up-to-date and accurate program plan information, please see the Arts and Science Academic Calendar.

How do I apply?

Admission Requirements

Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. View them all here

Submit an Application

To apply for a Queen's online program, simply submit an online application directly through our website here.

Current Queen's Students

Current Queen's students wishing to add a certificate to their degree, please see the "Current Queen's Students" section on the Admission Requirements page for more information.

How Online Learning Works

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