Welcome to Western

Information & Media Studies

Student Life

Become part of an active, socially conscious group of peers and faculty who are interested in exploring the world on many different levels. Learn to be aware of the often hidden forces shaping your environment and discover ways you can take control of your media landscape and drive change – all through the lens of media and information studies.

Connect with members of the Faculty of Information & Media Studies (FIMS) community – including faculty, staff and students – in our brand new FIMS building set to open in January 2017.

Get involved in student government, the FIMS Street Team and charity initiatives; write for the student council magazine OPENWIDE; or present your work at the Student Research Conference or in the academic journal Mediations. At FIMS, you are encouraged to have a voice and be heard.

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International Opportunities
Study abroad in popular exchange destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Every year, 50+ third-year MIT and MPI students take advantage of international exchange opportunities.

Real-world Experiences
Take advantage of learning outside the classroom. Our program recognizes the importance of connecting media theory learned in the classroom to real-world experiences. You are encouraged to test drive your skills and gain practical experience through MIT and MPI internships, MPI practicum placements, study-travel courses and course-based experiential learning opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities
Meet new friends and gain experience in FIMS by volunteering with the Street Team, OPENWIDE magazine or the FIMS Ambassador Team. Interested in getting involved in campus media? Complement your degree by getting some hands-on experience with student media on campus. Western TV, The Gazette (Western’s student newspaper) and CHRW Radio Western provide great opportunities to produce content for the campus community.

FIMS Students’ Council
Join the FIMS Undergraduate Students’ Council (FIMSSC) and have an opportunity to help shape your fellow students’ university experiences through social events and faculty initiatives. The FIMSSC is a great fit if you are politically-minded, community engaged or just want to get involved in the faculty.

Visit the Faculty of Information & Media Studies website for more information.

Programs

  • Media, Information & Technoculture
  • Media & the Public Interest

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts: Media, Information & Technoculture, Media & the Public Interest
    (3 Years, 4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honors: Media, Information & Technoculture, Media & the Public Interest (4 Years)
  • Media & the Public Interest (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honors: Media, Information & Technoculture with Honors Business Administration (HBA )from the Ivey Business School (5 Years)

Certificate

  • Certificate in Digital Communication

Diploma

  • Diploma in Digital Communication