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Communication and Culture (MA, PhD)
York University and Toronto Metropolitan University have pooled their resources to offer the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture - an interdisciplinary initiative unmatched anywhere in Canada.

Quick Facts

program launched in 1999

research intensive Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs

3 research streams: Media and Culture (M&C), Politics and Policy (P&P), and Technology in Practice (TinP)

Over 100 affiliated graduate faculty

scholarly and social activities take place at both universities

alumni have found success throughout Canada and around the world

ComCult MA student Nikole McGregor is researching volumetric video capture to create an immersive documentary on the immigrant experience.

Nathaniel Brunt, Communication and Culture PhD student and Trudeau Scholar, explores how photography plays a role in memory and history.

Melody Devries (ComCult PhD candidate) is one of the top 25 finalists in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s 2022 Storytellers Challenge. Watch her story: Mundane Moments of Mobilization: How Far-Right Conspiracies Become Real

"Artificial Unintelligence in Toronto" Sahar Raza, ComCult MA

With access to both universities, our students benefit from some of the best academic and creative resources available at any Canadian university, including media production facilities, archival collections, on-line and library resources and the many collections, institutions, and creative industries in the region.

Toronto is a vibrant, global city and is also known as one of the safest urban centres in the world. The city's central location means that you will have access to many resources, including adjunct faculty and visiting lecturers and exposure to many culture- and communication-based industries and activities.

Learn more about our Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs.