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Welcome to MediaBC

MediaBC is the web portal for the Media and Communication Studies Articulation Committee (MACSAC). We are one of over 70 committees reporting to the British Columbia Committee on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT); collectively, we provide advice on issues of articulation and transfer policy, and support initiatives to improve transfer opportunities for undergraduates.

MACSAC...

MACSAC was established in June 2002 "to articulate undergraduate curriculum concerning the history, production, and criticism of media, culture and technology." Our understanding of Media and Communication Studies includes the following: media analysis, media history, media and literary criticism, persuasion and rhetoric, advertising and public relations, cultural theory, political economy, the impact of technology on culture, media ecology, the Toronto School, journalism, cultural industries, digital culture, multimedia production, media law and ethics, cultural policy, telecommunications, research methods.

This website serves as a focal point for our articulation and transfer activities under BCCAT, providing news and a forum for discussion; it is also a repository for articles, links, news, course outlines, and any materials contributing to media and communications studies. It is a resource for students with questions about media and communications programs and careers; for faculty and advisors seeking information about transfer and admissions; and for system administrators with an interest in the activities of MACSAC. Above all, MediaBC is a portal to a network of resources significant to the postsecondary study of media and communication, and to related career opportunities.

Institutions

At the time of writing, representatives from the following postsecondary institutions participate in the activities of MACSAC: Blanche McDonald Centre, Columbia College, Coquitlam College, Malaspina University-College, North Island College, Royal Roads University, Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University, University-College of the Fraser Valley.

This website is currently under development using special projects funding from BCCAT, and involves research assistants in the Centre for Digital Humanities Innovation (CDHI) at Malaspina University-College under the supervision of Doug Stetar and Marshall Soules. We are now in the content development stage of the project and will be asking members of MACSAC for their contributions at our annual meeting on May 26, 2006.

For further information, or to provide input, please contact us.

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