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York University and Ryerson University have pooled their resources to offer the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture - an interdisciplinary initiative unmatched anywhere in Canada.

Experience intersectional studies.

Launched in 1999, the joint graduate program in Communication and Culture ("ComCult") is a remarkable partnership between Ryerson University and York University.

Our program combines expertise and opportunities for advanced study of media and cultural technologies, as well as communications politics in practice and theory. See Thinking across boundaries: ComCult Areas of Study

Our students come from diverse social sciences, humanities, media, business, cultural production and fine arts backgrounds. Our program offers a rich curriculum that supports this diversity.

ComCult alumni have found success throughout Canada and around the world across many sectors, including: arts and culture management, academia, policy, public service, journalism, marketing communications, publishing, photography, project management, freelance writing and editing, non-profit administration, law, film, and design.

Our professors are widely published in academic forums, have had their creative work exhibited at juried festivals and galleries, and have received significant research funding. Others maintain professional experience in industry, or bring a professional background to their work as professors.

With access to both universities, our students benefit from some of the best academic and creative resources available at any Canadian university, including media production facilities, archival collections, on-line and library resources and the many collections, institutions, and creative industries in the region.

Toronto is a vibrant, global city and is also known as one of the safest urban centres in the world. The city's central location means that you will have access to many resources, including adjunct faculty and visiting lecturers and exposure to many culture- and communication-based industries and activities.

Learn more about our Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs.

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