The ICCIT may at first appear as a timely response to the current trends of digital media and communication technologies — mobile devices, social media and information systems — that are now so pervasive in our culture and economies. However, it was more than 10 years ago that the first program, the CCIT Major, was launched to address the emergence of new technologies that were being developed and that were seen at the time as the future of communications.
Starting with this first program, we have envisioned the shift from traditional media to digital media and all the technical, social and cultural change that this shift would entail. The CCIT program anticipated that, in order to produce and engage with this new media, students would require not only a strong theoretical understanding and sense of history of communication and its technologies, but also the technical skills to design, create and edit with the latest tools.
Quickly following the launch of the CCIT Major program, the Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) Specialist program was introduced to complement CCIT, with a focus on management, in an age where technological innovation has become one of the most significant factors of long-term business viability.
In addition, we offer the Professional Writing and Communication (PWC) Major and Minor programs, long-established UTM programs with thematic and student affiliations to CCIT. PWC reinforces the ongoing importance of flexible and reflective writing, concise research skills and meticulous editing across disciplines and in various formats, for both traditional and new media.
Housed at the University of Toronto Mississauga, the ICCIT offers students the opportunity to study at the internationally prestigious University of Toronto in a more personal and tranquil setting. The CCIT and DEM programs are offered jointly with the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Oakville campus), a renowned school of media arts.