Our school emphasizes critical thinking, reading, analysis and production in the field of communication. Students will study the cultures, histories, technologies, and ideologies of the media and communication infrastructures in our society. Successful graduates from our program are literate in media and information technologies with an understanding of social and ethical implications. Project and group work are used to apply theories of communication to promote social change and community engagement. Our faculty address the most pressing environmental, economic, technological and political issues in our society through the translation of theory and research into practice and action.


The Communication program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology encompasses theoretical and applied aspects of communication. 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Admission requirements for Communication

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA Communication

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Blog Writer
  • Campaign Organizer
  • Communication Assistant
  • Cultural Event Coordinator
  • Fundraising Specialist
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Image Consultant
  • Photo Journalist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Political Research Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Publicist
  • Sales and promotion Account Executive