Master of Arts | SFU School of Communication

The School of Communication has an international reputation for its critical scholarship on urgent social and political problems affecting contemporary societies, locally and globally. With rapidly changing communication systems, media and practices, we offer graduate students rigorous training in the critical foundation of communication theory, political economy, policy, the study of culture and media, and technology and data studies. Our programs emphasize learning through direct engagement, whether through faculty-led projects, our media and soundscape laboratories, community collaborations, or participating in ongoing public seminars, public talks and annual conferences. Our graduates have gone on to successfully pursue careers in academia, government, NGOS, cultural institutions, communication industries and the media.

 

research excellence

master of arts | academia | communication

Committed to social justice and innovative collaborations with NGOs, social movements, community groups, government, industry, cultural institutions, policy makers, artists and media producers, our programs offer graduate students the opportunity to work with faculty members who are leaders in the field.

Next Master of Arts Admission Period
Fall 2019 Applications: Accepted October 1, 2018 - January 3, 2019

excellence

Work with Research Excellence

Fredrik Lesage

Expertise:  Cultural and creative organizations, software studies, digital infrastructure, co-creative work, new media

Karrmen Crey

Expertise:  Indigenous Media (film, television etc), indigenous cultural production and representation

Expertise: Ethnic media, media representation, media representation of Muslims/the Middle East, multiculturalism policy, political communication

Milena Droumeva

Expertise: Soundscapes, urban design/liveability, gender and media, gender and gaming, sonification

Stuart Poyntz

Expertise: Digital media, youth, public sphere, children and media culture

Data and Technology Studies

  • Big Data
  • Cyberwars
  • Genomics
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Algorithmic cultures
  • Software Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies

Media and Culture

  • Documentary Media Studies and community-based media and art
  • Indigenous Media Studies
  • Intersectional Feminist & Queer Media Studies
  • Memory and Museum Studies
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Cultural Studies
  • Migration, diaspora, and critical race studies
  • Social Media, Gaming and Popular Culture
  • Sound Studies and Soundscape Research 
  • Visual Studies and Sensory media

Political Economy

  • Media campaigns 
  • Social Movements and Revolutions
  • Environmental Communication Studies
  • Emergency Communication
  • Critical Communication Theory
  • Political Communication, News Media and Journalism Studies
  • Labour in the Media and Communication Industries

Communication and Cultural Governance

  • International perspectives in Communication Governance 
  • Communication Policy, Law and Regulation
  • Communication Rights 
  • Platform Governance
  • Local to Global Cultural Policies

Jason Congdon

Graduate Program Coordinator
(MA and PhD)

T: 778-782-3595
E: gradcmns@sfu.ca
Room: K9661