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New! Specialized Graduate Diploma (D.E.S.S.) in Media, Culture and Technology

The new Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) in Media, Culture and Technology creates an active dialogue between conceptual communication issues and contemporary practices in professional, community, associative, artistic and activist environments.

With elective field workshops, meetings, courses and seminars, it takes an in-depth look at common challenges in media communication:

  • History, shifts and technological "advances"
  • Transmission, "effects" and persuasion
  • Interfaces, design and interactions
  • Public space, engagement and protest
  • Intermediality
  • Uses, audiences and reception
  • Circulation, recycling and contagion
  • Fall and winter admission
  • Daytime classes
  • Full-time and part-time
  • 30 credits, up to 27 electives


This unique program, which can be completed in 3 terms, aims to equip communication practitioners with refined analytical and thinking skills. 

Who is the Specialized Graduate Diploma for?

Studies in media, culture and technology can benefit not only communication graduates but also those coming from a variety of disciplines: literature, computer science, art history, film studies, sociology, philosophy or museology.

Co-op and Integration Project

Students can pursue 1 of 2 streams in the final term of the program.

The stage (co-op) is worth 9 credits. It further deepens and consolidates knowledge of real-life situations matching students' expertise and preferences.

Students can incorporate research or research-creation aspects while conducting a defined critical analysis in the field of media, culture and technology. 

Gateway to the master’s degree

The Specialized Graduate Diploma in Media, Culture and Technology can facilitate the transition to the Master’s in Communication program once a student obtains 15 credits. Specific courses and seminars can be taken during the DESS for this purpose. 

Questions about this program?

The + of studying media, culture and technology at the Université de Montréal!