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Collaborative/Joint degree

Communication, Culture, Information & Technology

Duration

This program is offered in partnership with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Application for admission to the program must be made to UTM through the Ontario Universities Application Centre.

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Program Overview

What our program's about

The focus of the Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) program is on the generation, diffusion and social impact of new technologies, and how media and technologies interact with commerce, culture and communication.

Our curriculum

The CCIT curriculum first establishes a foundation of communication theory and then equips students with the technical proficiency and creative project planning skills necessary to translate that theory into practice in a variety of academic and professional applications, from research and instructional technologies to web design and marketing.

Gain a bachelor of arts and a certificate from one program

Our program offers an appealing opportunity for students to concurrently obtain both an undergraduate bachelor of arts degree at UTM and a Certificate in Digital Communications from Sheridan.

Stand out from the crowd

Experiential learning, in the form of the upper-level internship opportunities, further enhances eligible students' understanding of the essential role communication and its technologies play in industry settings. By presenting communication in this range of contexts and allowing for double majors and minors in other programs, the CCIT program gives students a breadth of knowledge that differentiates this program from other communications undergraduate degrees.

Program notice for Fall 2021

Don’t miss out! September 2021 will be the last opportunity to start our joint CCIT program with UTM.

Students currently in the program, and those starting in September 2020 and 2021, will have the same high-quality experience that Sheridan and UTM have offered jointly for the last two decades. The program will continue to run as usual for these students until their 2024 graduation. For more information, view CCIT Program Transition Details.

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Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

Please refer to the University of Toronto Mississauga's website for course information.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University of Toronto Mississauga. There is no separate application to Sheridan. Eligible applicants will be selected based on UTM's assessment of their academic achievement.

For further information on how to apply:

University of Toronto at Mississauga

Recruitment Office, 2115 South Building

3359 Mississauga Road North

Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

Phone: 905-828-5400

View information for Future Students on the University of Toronto Mississauga's website.

Admission to CCIT in the spring of the first year of studies will depend on overall academic performance in the two required half courses (CCT109 and CCT110) and completion of an application.

Please contact coordinator Michael Jones at michael.jones5@sheridancollege.ca for additional information.

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Faculty

Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Career possibilities are truly endless for graduates of this extraordinarily flexible program. CCIT lies at the intersection of culture, technology and communication – the same point of convergence that is driving the 21st century economy.

Sample Career Areas

  • Advertising
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New media
  • Public relations
  • Research and policy making
  • Social science research
  • Web development

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Faculty

Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Co-op

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Faculty

Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Degree Completion

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Learning Outcomes

Critical Performances

Graduates of the Communication, Culture, Information and Technology program will have developed an ability to:
  • Engage the world as a well-rounded, critically aware and empowered citizen of a world increasingly mediated by information technology.
  • Pursue career opportunities in a variety of digital media and information technology related fields leveraging a basis of theoretical and applied study.
  • Develop and refine digital media skills in a chosen area of speciality.

Contributing Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates will have demonstrated:

Their knowledge of:

  • The history and contemporary impact of Internet technologies.
  • Design thinking, principles and practices.
  • The aesthetics of new digital media forms and genres.
  • The economic impact of digital media on various industrial sectors; and, emerging trends and future possibilities in a fluid technological landscape.

The skills to:

  • Engage communication and information technologies in an applied setting.
  • Critically discern which digital technologies are best suited for particular applications.
  • Communicate clearly in both written and oral communication.
  • Use contemporary social media technologies in an effective manner.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers in small group situations.
  • Critique peer work in an empathetic and constructive fashion.

Attitudes including:

  • Lifelong learning to keep up with continuously changing technological trends.
  • Acting in a clear and professional manner both on- and off-line.
  • Appreciation of the aesthetic, design considerations and hard work underlying digital media and its artifacts.
  • Appreciation of and respect for people from a diverse range of personal backgrounds and attributes.
  • The willingness to constructively engage issues from the local to the global.

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Faculty

Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

Internship

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Faculty

Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2020, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students
Fees for International Students

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Faculty

Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Labs & Technology

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Animation, Arts & Design

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September

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

Program Transition

The final intake into the UTM/Sheridan Communication, Culture, Information and Technology program will be Fall 2021. We look forward to continuing to run the program jointly at both institutions until the final cohort graduates in 2024.

Every effort will be made through academic advisement and tracking to ensure that students have completed all required coursework at Sheridan by August 2024. In special circumstances, provision will be made through to August 2025 for students who require one or two additional credits to complete the Sheridan certificate coursework.

Below are answers to questions current CCIT students may have about the completion of their degrees.

Will I be able to complete my degree?

UTM and Sheridan are both committed to running the joint program to ensure that all those admitted to the UTM/Sheridan CCIT program prior to and including Fall 2021 will be able to graduate as long as all certificate and degree requirements are successfully completed. The Sheridan certificate curriculum, including all current courses, will remain available to students admitted to the joint program prior to and including Fall 2021; for these cohorts, there will be no reduction in CCIT courses as they move through the program toward graduation.

Will I still need to travel to both UTM and Sheridan during this transition period?

Yes. The structure of the CCIT joint program will not change during the transition period. Sheridan certificate courses will be offered at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, as usual.

What facilities will I have access to at Sheridan?

During the transition period, CCIT students will have the same access to Sheridan facilities as they have always had.

What will take the place of the joint program?

For first-year students enrolling at UTM in the Fall of 2021 and beyond, UTM will continue to deliver the Honours Bachelor of Arts CCIT degree. The curriculum will be revised to reflect evolving needs and interests, and to prepare students for the expanding range of opportunities for communication professionals.

Will I be able to take courses in the CCIT program after the transition?

At UTM, courses migrated from Sheridan to UTM will be equivalent to non-major elective courses — so yes, a majority of the courses will be available to Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology students. At Sheridan, CCIT students will take only CCIT courses, as per past practice.

I have other questions. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions that we haven't addressed here, please email Sheridan's CCIT Program Coordinator, Michael Jones.

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Faculty

Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

Transfer Opportunities

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Clinical Placements

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Articulation Agreements

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Faculty

Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

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