Welcome To Communication Studies

Founded in 1965 as Communication Arts, The Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University was the first department to study the art of communication in Canada.

The Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs exploring a wide range of interests in media analysis, critique and creation. Central to its programs of study is the integration of knowledge based in the humanities and liberal arts, the social sciences, and media practice.

Our Faculty have established international reputations as researchers and creators. Our students are selected from amongst the very best of the applicants to our programs. And, our Alumni are amongst the leaders in their respective fields.

    • ILLUSTRATING MEDICINE:  An Exhibition of Original Medical Illustrations from J.C.B Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy ILLUSTRATING MEDICINE: An Exhibition of Original Medical Illustrations from J.C.B Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy

      March 13 to May 1st, 2014 — The Department of Communication Studies is proud to present the exhibit Illustrating Medicine in the Media Gallery at Loyola Campus, featuring more than 50 original artworks created for Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, one of the first anatomical atlases produced and published in North America.

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    • How to navigate a world of media clutter How to navigate a world of media clutter

      On Thursday, March 6, Terry O’Reilly will sit down with Charles Acland, professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Communication Studies, for “Strategies for media clutter”: an exploration of how we can navigate our increasingly overwhelming media landscape.

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    • ‘The Encuentro is a Provocation’ ‘The Encuentro is a Provocation’

      6 Concordia academics deconstruct this June’s high-profile politics and performance conference/festival, among them Krista Lynes, Tagny Duff, Arseli Dokumaci, and Liz Miller from Communication Studies. The biannual conference and festival draws more than 700 scholars, artists and activists for a series of discussions, workshops and exhibitions that explore the intersection of performance and politics.

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    • $200,000 Awarded to Next-Generation Media Data Analysis $200,000 Awarded to Next-Generation Media Data Analysis

      A team from Concordia’s newly minted Media History Research Centre (MHRC) has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison in a bid to transform the study of film and media history. Today, their project was awarded more than $200,000 in an international grant competition.

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    • Two Communication Studies Alums and their Oscar Contender Two Communication Studies Alums and their Oscar Contender

      We’re delighted to announce that The Lady in Number Six, a short film produced with the involvement of two of our alums, Frederic Bohbot (2001) and Kieran Crilly (2003), has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Documentary Short Subject.

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    • Communication Studies Grad Wins SSHRC Award Communication Studies Grad Wins SSHRC Award

      Concordia grad Kendra Besanger’s “Talking Through the Ages” was one of 25 winning audio, video, text and infographic entries in last year’s inaugural challenge. The pitch made by Besanger, MA (Media Studies) 13, describes Active Ageing Mobile Technologies — an initiative led by Concordia communications professor Kim Sawchuk and based at the university’s Mobile Media Lab.

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