Communication, Culture, Information & Technology (HBA)
Be prepared to take on tomorrow by acquiring the knowledge and developing skills for the fastest growing global sectors of technology and media at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT). Through the CCIT program, you harness the potential of emerging technologies to design and create. In the Digital Enterprise Management program, you anticipate and solve organizational issues by incorporating the most effective technologies. As a Professional Writing and Communication student, you unleash the power of narrative to tell the stories of our times.
The programs offered by the ICCIT provide you with unique educational experience through a rich set of courses that range across a variety of disciplines and allow you to take advantage of the exceptional research and teaching resources at U of T Mississauga.
"Some of my favourite classes have been the internship courses I've taken through my Professional Writing & Communication major. It was an incredible opportunity to apply everything that I've been learning in my courses to the real world. "
- Meagan Enciso, 4th year, Professional Writing & Communication and Sociology
Programs & Requirements
OUAC Program Code: TMC
Approximate Grade Range: Mid to high 70s (based on six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses, including English (ENG4U) or equivalent)
Find requirements to other common curricula:
- International Baccalaureate
- U.S.-Patterned Education
- British-Patterned Education
- French Baccalaureate
- Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
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The Professional Experience Certificate in Digital Media, Communication and Technology program provides eligible students the opportunity to integrate two paid work placements into their ICCIT program of study.
Have Your Writing Published
The Professional Writing department annually publishes two journals--Mindwaves and Compass. These journals contain high-quality non-fiction pieces collected from the UTM community.
Students can participate in the ICCIT Internship Program. Each placement increases knowledge, ethical awareness, professionalism and work portfolio in preparation for graduate school and/or employment.
Courses You Would Love
Design Thinking I (CCT204H5)
An introduction to the basic concepts and skills of design thinking as an interdisciplinary subject. This course emphasizes creative and critical thinking in the design process and provides the student with the skills necessary to solve design problems.
Web Culture and Design (CCT260H5)
The course will explore how the web has influenced culture and how websites are designed and managed. Topics will include the presentation of text, graphics, audio and video on the web; design, web server concepts, and human communication systems.
Digital Marketing I (DEM) (CCT221H5)
Techniques for developing a comprehensive marketing strategy will be developed with particular emphasis on digital products and services. The nature of digital markets, approaches to advertising, pricing and such areas as versioning will also be discussed.
Making a Book (WRI420H5)
Examines principles, procedures and practices in book publishing. Students, working collaboratively, will collect material for, design, edit, typeset, print and assemble books. Students will consider philosophical, aesthetic, and economic factors that guide publishing, editing and design decisions.
Discover Your Potential
Serah Louis, 4th year, Biology and Professional Writing
A night on the town ends with a young woman channeling a Hindu goddess of war to save a friend from attackers. This moment is the turning point in a short story by author Serah Louis, a U of T Mississauga student who is channeling her own South Asian heritage as a notable new voice in Canada’s literary scene.
Rhonda McEwen, Associate Professor, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology
When Professor Rhonda McEwen began her academic career in the late 1990s, little did she know she would be at the forefront of the boom in new media that has secured her place as an expert in the field of mobile technology.
Connecting with Tech: Research explores how devices can help bring us together
Distance may make the heart grow fonder, but it can also leave us feeling isolated and alone. Research from U of T Mississauga explores how technology can help connect us when we can’t be together in person.
Image by Alexander Dummer via Unsplash
Even More to Explore
Program Plans are quick and accessible overviews of the many academic and co-curricular opportunities available to help you get the most out of your UTM experience.
Created by our Career Centre, the Careers by Major database identifies some potential career fields, how to gain related skills and experience, and useful resources and job samples. But always remember, your program of study doesn't have to determine your career!
On this edition of the View to the U podcast, Professor Rhonda McEwen from UTM's Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology discusses her research in new media and mobile technology.
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