Communication, Culture, Information & Technology (CCIT)


CCIT Program Logo & Study Areas

CCIT graduates are prepared for the fastest growing sectors globally – technology and media. Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) focuses on the generation, diffusion, and social impact of new technologies, and how media and technologies interact with commerce, culture and communication. The CCIT program combines academic courses in the arts and social sciences with hands-on applied courses in digital media and technology taught at UTM. 

Program of Study (POSt) 

  • Major Program ERMAJ1034 CCIT (Arts) 


Course sneak peek

Research areas in CCIT you can get involved in are: digital marginalization/digital inclusion, mobile and wearable interaction, game design, gender and technology, mediated communication, and digital trace data.

Find out how the web has influenced the culture in CCT260H5 Web Culture and Design! You’ll also learn how websites are designed and managed.  

Take CCT285H5 Immersive Environment Design to learn about immersive environment design, develop skills in the areas of bitmap/vector graphics, audio/visual production and editing, 2D/3D modeling and animation and video game design.  

If you prefer interactive media design, try your hand at mobile app development and mobile game development in CCT286H5 Interactive Media Design

View the Academic Calendar for a full listing of ICCIT courses and their descriptions. 

Skills developed in CCIT

  • Communication & interpersonal: editing skills; inter-cultural communication skills; create entertaining and persuasive messages; and demonstrate creativity and artistic expression. 
  • Research: gather information and data; evaluate ideas and research; and conduct research on IT.
  • Problem-solving & critical thinking: critical analysis of media; evaluate information and sources; and application of theoretical knowledge in practical settings.
  • Technical: create multimedia documents; compare works of media art; create powerful images with sight, sound, motion & words; graphic prototyping; production skills for photography; and design websites and other media forms.

Prospective careers

The career you choose will depend on your experience and interests. Visit the Career Centre to explore your career options. 

  • Careers for graduates: User experience designer; Digital media analyst; IT analyst; User interface designer; IT administrator; Graphics designer; Communications analyst; Public relations associate; Web designer; Business analyst; IT consultant.
  • Workplaces: E-Commerce; Consulting/Professional services; Public relations; Advertising; Digital marketing; Financial services; Healthcare; Customer service.

Program plan 

Make the most of your time at UTM and the many opportunities available for CCIT students by exploring the CCIT Program Plan

The Program Plan was developed in collaboration with the Career Centre and ICCIT. 


  • Admission to the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) 
    • All program areas require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent, with six Grade 12 U/M courses, or equivalent, including English. The admission average is calculated with English plus the next best five courses. The approximate average required for admission is mid- to high-70s.
    • Visit the CCIT Admissions page to learn more about studying at UTM, the admission process and requirements.
  • Admission to ICCIT programs for current UTM students
    • All ICCIT programs (CCIT, DEM, PWC and TCS) are considered “Type 3” and limited enrolment.
    • When choosing a program of study (subject POSt), all students, including transfer students, must meet the CCIT Major program-entry requirements as outlined in the Academic Calendar.
    • For more information on choosing programs, how to apply for subject POSt and timelines, visit the Office of the Registrar’s Program Selection webpage.